After years of hard work and diligence, you finally have your college degree. Congratulations, graduate!
Now, some of you may be asking, “Okay, so what’s next? Do I go straight into the job market?” Others of you may be saying to yourselves, “Well, I really wanted to do a youth year of service for the Bahá’í Faith. Should I do that now?” The Office of Human Resources at the Bahá’í National Center is happy to announce that with the NEW Internship Program being offered at Bosch, Green Acre and Louhelen Bahá’í schools — guess what? — You can do BOTH!
The National Spiritual Assembly embraces the youth of the American Bahá’í community and delights in the growing number of young believers investing in the transforming power of Bahá’u’lláh’s Revelation. To show its appreciation, an internship program just for you has been initiated!
This program will provide you with the opportunity to serve at a Bahá’í school AND have a hands-on, capacity-building experience. It is designed to allow you space to research and practice application of spiritual principles to vocational endeavors, assist you in elevating your personal skills and prepare you to contribute to the world-wide effort to infuse all walks of life with the harmonizing influence of spiritual insight.
So, what are some things you would be doing as an intern? Good question. Interns will have the opportunity to:
- Shadow school staff serving in an area that may be related to your field of study, such as, hotel management, food service, education, business and finance, IT support, etc.
- Work on major projects for the school related to your area of study and/or conduct your own research projects, applying the Teachings of the Bahá’í Faith to your profession
- Serve as on-site registrar or bookstore coordinator
- Practice consultation and offer suggestions for implementation to the school administrators
- Create the Standard Operating Procedure for your position
Personal mentorship will be tailored to your chosen field enabling you to develop valued skills for establishing well-balanced lives and careers.
Interns will serve at their respective Bahá’í school for one full year and each school has an opening for two interns per year (so space is limited). The National Assembly will provide you with room and board along with a bi-weekly stipend. Each school offers a living experience within a distinctive Bahá’í environment and opportunities to connect with a diverse number of staff, guests and presenters.
Qualifications needed to be considered for this program include:
- A college degree
- Availability to commit to one full year of service
- An understanding of the Bahá’í teachings and principles and of the current Plan
- Demonstrated ability to:
- serve as a model of Bahá’í standards and to apply principles of service;
- communicate effectively with a voice of encouragement, optimism and enthusiasm;
- apply spiritual principles to problem solving;
- be a self-starter and collaborate effectively with others;
- be flexible
Interested in applying for the program? Forward your resume to email@example.com and we will send you an application.
Build coherence between your profession and your Bahá’í service. It will be a pleasure to watch you shine!
The Office of Human Resources
Bahá’í National Center