PFM is comprised of Prison Fellowship, the world’s largest outreach to prisoners, ex-prisoners, and their families and Breakpoint, which equips Christians to live out their faith in the culture. For more information about the exciting and diverse ministry of PFM, visit our website at www.pfm.org.
PFM’s National Office invites you to apply your academic experience in a Christian ministry environment by offering the enclosed list of dynamic internships. Our National Office location in Lansdowne, VA is also a great place to spend the summer due to it’s proximity to Washington, DC. Apply now to make a difference as we reach out to people to change lives, minds, and communities through Jesus Christ. E-mail your resume and cover letter expressing interest to email@example.com. On the rare occasion you do not have email, you can fax to: 703-554-8609 attn: Internship Program. Email is preferred. Please visit us at www.pfm.org/internships and review the Program Guide to answer your initial questions.
TRAINING & LEARNING SERVICES DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT (30-40 HRS/WK) - 2 OPENINGS
PFM’s TLS Department supports and develops the organization through individual and group training. As a team player, you will assist the TLS Development team with the maintenance and research efforts associated with various training courses, programs, and projects, development and writing of education training programs, and observe and evaluate training sessions during the preproduction phase. When feasible, you will also participate in training events such as Leadership Institute, distance learning events and other classroom trainings. The qualified individual will possess a strong level of PC proficiency in MS Office, strong written/oral communication skills, experience with research techniques, the ability to work with limited supervision, and strong Internet research skills. Biblical teaching and leadership experience a plus. Suggested Major(s): Education, Management, Communications or Christian Ministry
ASSISTANT TO PUBLIC POLICY DIRECTOR (20-40 HRS/WK) - 2 OPENINGS
Promote the Christian Worldview on Capital Hill! You will assist in conducting Christian worldview training on Capitol Hill by helping to develop, research, plan, and execute various grassroots, legislative, and political initiations. Also help build databases and improve communication with Members of Congress, the Executive Branch, other non-profit and advocacy groups, the press and grassroots constituents. The qualified individual(s) will possess PC proficiency, strong Internet research and writing skills, experience and/or interest in researching legal and public policy issues, and the ability to be a self-starter. Suggested Major(s): Political Science or Public Policy, Communications, or Journalism
BREAKPOINT INTERNET EDITORIAL ASSISTANT (40 HRS/WK)
BreakPoint is a program that equips Christians to apply the truths of Scripture to all of life’s questions and controversies. You will assist the BreakPoint staff with daily tasks for web, email, radio and magazine communications, which includes the need to proofread and edit documents, post documents on the BreakPoint website, research/write for web and email communications with a focus on BreakPoint’s internet communications. The qualified individual will possess strong PC proficiency and experience with MS Office, strong Internet research skills, strong research/writing skills, and familiarity with basic web publishing. Editing/proofreading skills, experience with HTML/website editing, and published articles are a plus. Suggested Major(s): English, Journalism, or Communications
MARKETING ASSISTANT: BREAKPOINT (40 HRS/WK)
BreakPoint is a program that equips Christians to apply the truths of Scripture to all of life’s questions and controversies. You will focus on general marketing functions of Breakpoint, the Christian worldview ministry outreach of PFM, with special emphasis on assisting in the development, promotion, and distribution of Christian Worldview programs, products, curricula, newsletters, and websites. Explore promotional opportunities and alternative distribution strategies for Breakpoint products and websites. The qualified individual will possess a strong level of PC proficiency, strong internet research skills, strong written and oral communication skills. Suggested Major(s): Marketing, Business, Business Information Systems, English, or Communications
MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT (30-40 HRS/WK)
The Marketing department at PFM is responsible for the development, creation, production, and distribution of a wide variety of projects that help promote our mission and our individual programs to churches, businesses, individuals. You will learn what goes into the development of a promotional marketing plan, how to work with a variety of marketing communications vendors, the importance of consistent brand use in all communications and more. Join our crazy, busy team and help us make a difference as we reach out to people, just like you, to change lives, minds, and communities through Jesus Christ. The qualified individual will possess PC proficiency, strong organizational skills, ability to multi-task/prioritize, must be process-oriented and be able to think creatively. Suggested Major(s): Marketing, Business, Communications, or Business Administration
MARKETING PUBLICATIONS ASSISTANT (30-40 HRS/WK) – 2 OPENINGS
PFM develops, creates, produces, and distributes a wide variety of materials that help promote our mission through our programs to churches, businesses, individuals. As a member of PFM’s professional marketing team, you will gain experience with our graphics, web and editorial teams. Step up to the challenge and assist with web copy, print pieces, photo/video creation and archiving, and market research. You will also learn how to work with a variety of marketing communications vendors, the importance of consistent brand use in all communications and more. The qualified individual will possess PC proficiency, strong organizational skills, the ability to multi-task/prioritize, and have an orientation towards photography/video production and design. Suggested Major(s): Marketing, Journalism, Business, Communications, or Business Administration
MINISTRY PROGRAMS ASSISTANT (30-40 HRS/WK)
Be a part of PFM’s efforts to reach out to young adults and engage them in the nation’s largest prison ministry throughout the country! You will help research, develop and implement strategies to create awareness and engage 18-30 year old volunteers from both churches and colleges in active ministry. This dynamic and qualified individual will possess PC proficiency, strong written/oral communication skills, strong interest in prison ministry on campuses, and is a proven self-starter. Suggested Major(s): Business, Communications, Marketing, or Public Relations.
MINISTRY RELATIONS RESEARCH AND WRITING ASSISTANT (35-40 HRS/WK)
Use your writing and research skills to impact the ministry! You will research existing and potential individuals who financially support PFM, determine biographical data, charitable interests, and giving capacity, conduct literature review on prisoners and their families to inspire and educate ministry supporters. You will also assist in proposal development and complete writing assignments as needed in support of the Strategic Gifts team. The qualified individual will possess excellent writing/editing skills, strong Internet research skills, PC proficiency, strong oral/written communication skills, the ability to multi-task/prioritize, and the ability to work independently. Suggested Major(s): English, Journalism, or Business.
FINANCE ASSISTANT (20-40 HRS/WK)
Receive a broad exposure to an experienced finance division at a non-profit that performs essentially all of the core financial and accounting disciplines (AP, revenue management, fixed asset accounting, cash management, financial reporting and analysis). As May through August are some of the busiest months, you will have timely opportunity to be involved with the finalization of the budget, the interim audit work, the year-end financial close process, and the final audit procedures. We have multiple positions in the finance department that you would have the opportunity to shadow and train with from accounts payable to financial reporting to inventory and revenue recognition. The qualified individual will possess a strong level of PC proficiency in MS Office, keen attention to detail, excellent written/oral communication skills. Managementl/leadership exposure and Managerial & Cost Accounting a plus. Suggested Major(s): Business/Management or Communications