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Interested in an Internship with Back2Back?

September 16, 2011

Back2Back summer interns gain practical hands-on ministry experience by serving at our sites in Mexico, India and Nigeria.  Interns work alongside Back2Back staff members and assist behind-the-scenes to host summer mission trip groups.  Interns help to facilitate daily work projects at local orphanages and outreaches to impoverished communities, contributing to our mission of providing care for today and hope for tomorrow to orphans. The program includes discipleship and leadership training directed by Back2Back staff members.   Back2Back offers options in terms of length; selected candidates can request to intern for one-month or two-months.

All internship positions are unpaid.

The deadline for Mexico summer 2012 internship applications is October 21, 2011.  The deadline for Nigeria and India internship applications is October 7, 2011.

Interested? Email Chelsie Puterbaugh at chelsie@back2backministries.org to request an application for a Mexico internship.  Contact Chris Ramos at ramos@back2backministries.org to request an application for an India or Nigeria internship.
 
Hannah Cessler (far right), Back2Back India 2009 summer intern

Back2Back India summer intern ministers to local girls.

 
Back2Back 2009 intern spends time with a local girl in Nigeria

Back2Back Nigeria intern spends time with a local girl in Nigeria.

2009 Nigeria intern hanging out with a girl from the village near the Back2Back Nigeria base

A Nigeria intern spends time with a girl in the village near Back2Back Nigeria.

 
During a work project

Interns participate in crucial work projects at the children's homes we serve.

Spending time with the children

Interns make meaningful relationships with the children we serve.

One-on-one time with the children

Interns enjoy one-on-one time with the children we serve.

Perspective from a Back2Back US Intern, by Carolyn Gagliardi, US Summer Intern

June 10, 2010

Working on a project in the Back2Back office

We went around my classroom at Taylor University saying where our internships were for the summer.  Many of my business management classmates were working for major corporations and were getting paid big money for their summer internships. I am not saying that I am some kind of martyr for interning for a non-profit organization this summer. I feel very blessed and grateful that I have this opportunity and that I can fulfill my internship requirement for a company that has a great purpose, seeing as the idea of wearing black pants every day for the rest of my life scares me.

As my classmates and I were sharing, I was thinking of my internship and how I had no idea what this summer would hold.  I had interned in Mexico for Back2Back two summers ago and found a lot of agreement between my spirit and the organization. I think Back2Back’s heart for the orphan is lined up with God’s heart and I wanted to be part of that again.

Me, during my Back2Back summer internship in Mexico several years ago

So my first week in the office was filled with surprises on really how much goes into the organization.  The office is busy five days a week with everything from marketing Back2Back to planning the details of each trip down to each and every persons form and flight.  There are eight people here in the Cincinnati office, who work diligently to make the organization run successfully. In talking to each person I found that they have a deep understanding of what the effects of their work do long term for the kingdom.  What an incredible knowledge to have that understanding in your work.

I will be the first to say that God can be glorified in anything we do, for He is sovereign.  So it is true that God can use us to impact His kingdom through any job.  As I have been working the past week here at Back2Back I have found that some work is hard to do. The interns that serve onsite in Mexico, Nigeria, and India are unpaid.  Two years ago when I did this it was no problem.  I didn’t think twice about this concept and served joyfully. Here at the office I have found it harder to have the same perspective as a “missionary” in an office.  I think this struggle shows the way I limit God and put my works on a totem pole of most effective to least effective.  I think if we really understood God, how in our weakness he is strong and how he delights in showing us mercy (Micah 7:18), this wouldn’t be as much of an issue.  So why would I change my attitude for being unpaid working in the office as opposed to physically with the orphans?  Even saying that I feel so embarrassed and selfish, but this honest concept is one I think we need to mull over.

In Genesis 2, Adam works in the garden and God created Him to work diligently and joyfully.  I know that I was created to work, but I admit that even though I am passionate about serving the orphan child, I still find that I can be motivated by money. In Romans, it talks about working as though we are working for the Lord.  I have a feeling that if God was my supervisor, I wouldn’t be complaining about wages.  Instead, I would be glad to work and I would do my very best.  This internship has caused me to wonder if I would you work if I was not getting paid.  Is money my motivation for doing a job?  I understand that in order to live I will have to work to eat, pay bills, enjoy life, and survive.  It’s true that God can use money to bless me in immeasurable ways, and it is not bad to make money, but I pray that I will do my job well out of a desire for excellence, seeking to honor God, not necessarily just because of a paycheck.

Interested in an Internship with Back2Back?

July 30, 2009

Back2Back summer interns gain practical hands-on ministry experience by serving at our sites in Monterrey, Mexico; Jos, Nigeria; or Hyderabad, India.  Interns work alongside Back2Back staff members and assist behind-the-scenes to host summer mission trip groups.  Interns help to facilitate daily work projects at local orphanages and outreaches to impoverished communities, contributing to our mission of providing care for today and hope for tomorrow to orphans. The program includes discipleship and leadership training directed by Back2Back staff members.   Back2Back offers options in terms of length; selected candidates can request to intern for one-month or two-months.

Intern applicants must have participated in a week-long mission trip at the ministry base where they wish to intern and possess a mature Christian faith. Interns are required to be 17 years or older and have completed their junior year of high school at the time of the internship.  Priority is given to applicants 18 years and older.  All internship positions are unpaid.

The deadline for Mexico summer 2010 internship applications is October 31, 2009.  The deadline for Nigeria and India internship applications is October 15, 2009.

Interested? Email Chelsie Puterbaugh at chelsie@back2backministries.org to request an application for a Mexico internship.  Contact Chris Ramos at ramos@back2backministries.org to request an application for an India or Nigeria internship.
Hannah Cessler (far right), Back2Back India 2009 summer intern

Hannah Cessler (far right), Back2Back India 2009 summer intern

A few of the July 2009 Mexico summer interns during an evening out

A few of the July 2009 Mexico summer interns during an evening out

Nigeria staff and interns (left to right): Angela Ramos (staff), Sara Dundon, Amanda Shrom, Corrie Guckenberger (staff), Stephanie Hasso, Tina Black

Nigeria staff with a few of the summer 2009 interns (left to right): Angela Ramos (staff), Sara Dundon, Amanda Shrom, Corrie Guckenberger (staff), Stephanie Hasso, Tina Black

Zach Nachazel with Abigail at a Nigerian children's home that Back2Back partners with

Zach Nachazel, 2009 Back2Back Nigeria intern, with Abigail at a Nigerian children's home

Back2Back 2009 intern spends time with a local girl in Nigeria

Back2Back 2009 intern, Stephanie Hasso, spends time with a local girl in Nigeria

2009 Nigeria intern hanging out with a girl from the village near the Back2Back Nigeria base

Sara Dundon, 2009 summer intern, holds Amina, a little girl at a children's home & school with which Back2Back Nigeria partners

Emily Greider, a summer 2009 intern, along with Tim Couch, Back2Back Mexico staff member

Emily Greider, a summer 2009 intern, along with Tim Couch, Back2Back Mexico staff member

Emilee (back row, center), a 2009 Back2Back Mexico intern, along with Becca Gantz (right)

Emilee (back row, center), a 2009 Back2Back Mexico intern, along with Becca Gantz (right)

Shawn, a summer 2009 intern, at a work project in Monterrey

Shawn, a summer 2009 intern, at a work project in Monterrey

Some of the June 2009 interns and B2B staff members enjoying a night out at Fede's Tacos

Some of the June 2009 interns and B2B staff members enjoying a night out at Fede's Tacos

Rita Haworth (left) & Emily Geib (right), two of our July 2009 interns

Rita Haworth (left) & Emily Geib (right), two of our July 2009 interns

Helping out during a concrete project

Helping out during a concrete project

During a work project

Shawn Gerber during a work project

Spending time with the children

Quin Bergh with a new friend

One-on-one time with the children

Adam Gellenbeck spending one-on-one time with a child