Raphael House Residential Community Internship
Our Residential Community Internship provides an opportunity for students and adult professionals from various faith backgrounds to participate in the life-changing experience of directly serving homeless and low-income families by immersing themselves into the culture and day-to-day functioning of Raphael House. By partnering with students and adult professionals from faith communities that are dedicated to issues of social justice and empowerment of those living in poverty, everyone benefits: the families that we serve, the congregations that we partner with, and our community at large.
As a Residential Community Intern (RCI) you will be playing an important role in the long-term success of our families by providing the structure and hospitality that is at the heart of our home. You will share in the lives of our parents and children in a manner that is empowering and non-judgmental, facilitating the spirit of cooperation and serving as a role model as the families work toward strengthening or establishing daily habits and routines that will help them move forward in their lives. Please note that we do not place any religious requirements on the families we serve and our program is secular in nature.
The program is open to current and recent undergraduate, graduate, and seminary students, eighteen years or older, who are able to commit full-time to six to twelve months of service. Residential Community Interns typically live onsite in our dormitory, but the program also welcomes those who wish to devote themselves full-time to our families but whose circumstances would make it difficult for them to live at Raphael House. Interns may receive a small stipend and all interns are eligible for free room and board if living onsite. The Residential Community Internship program is overseen by our Director of Programs and Clinical Services and each intern is directly supervised by a Program Coordinator.
To apply to be a Residential Community Intern, please complete our online application. For more information about the program, please contact Dr. Joanne Royer at email@example.com.