First Baptist Church of Tahoe City

Children's Ministry Internship - Airfare, Housing, and Stipend Included!

Children’s Ministry Internship

Airfare, Housing, and Stipend Included!

Your Impact

Do you want to make a difference in the life of a child? We do too! Life in a resort community can be tough. Parents work two or three jobs to make ends meet. The cost of living is extremely high and wages are often low. Children need a safe space where they can learn and grow. For over 40 years, First Baptist has done just that. As a faith community, we have a commitment to radical forgiveness, radical enemy-love, and radical inclusion. In essence, we have a commitment to love God and love others. We are a church where everyone is welcomed – no matter what.

While serving in Tahoe, you will live at First Baptist Church. We have two dorm rooms that sleep a total of 12 students. You will serve on a team of college students from around the country. While “Baptist” is in our name, we are functionally an interdenominational church. Our interns come from a variety of faith backgrounds.

You’ll find our church very loving and supportive. They want to get to know you and help guide your spiritual development. Our congregation loves Tahoe and will often take our interns on adventures. While here you will be supervised by a team of people who have years of experience caring for children. Besides supervision, we provide opportunities for spiritual, professional, and personal development.

The church is located approximately 2 blocks from downtown Tahoe City. Tahoe City is located on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. During the summer you’ll find tons of: hiking, mountain biking, paddle boarding, kayaking, white water rafting, outdoor concerts, outdoor movies, and street festivals. During winter months, we are a mecca of skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing.

We invite interns to participate in our ministry three times per year: Spring (January-May), Summer (June-July), and Fall (August-December). Our ministry programs are fully licensed through the State of California Department of Social Services and follow all of the State of California COVID-19 guidelines for child care facilities and churches.

Your Role:

  • Employ a variety of educational techniques (storytelling, educational play, media etc.) to teach children

  • Observe each child to help them improve their social competencies and build self-esteem

  • Encourage children to interact with each other and resolve occasional arguments

  • Guide children to develop their artistic and practical capabilities through a carefully constructed curriculum (identify shapes, numbers or colors, do crafts etc.)

  • Organize nap and snack hours and supervise children to ensure they are safe at all times

  • Track children’s progress and report to parents

  • Communicate with parents regularly to understand the children’s background and psyche

  • Collaborate with other interns

  • Maintain a clean and tidy classroom consistent with health and safety standards

Your Skills:

  • Active and growing Christian faith

  • Proven experience as a Preschool Teacher

  • Excellent understanding of the principles of child development and preschool educational methods

  • Excellent communication and instructional skills

  • Ability to act as mediator between children

  • Cool-tempered, friendly and reliable

  • At least 12 credit hours in Early Childhood, Child Life, Child Development, or Human Development and Family Studies classes

Benefits:

  • $500 monthly stipend

  • $250 monthly food stipend

  • Free housing and utilities

  • Free airfare from your location to Reno, NV. Once in Reno, we will transport you to Tahoe City.

  • Opportunities for free skiing or snowboarding (during Spring semester)

  • Coordination with your university to provide internship credit

Interested?  Apply Here.

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