Faith & Justice Internship
Fall 2021

SUMMARY OF POSITION
As Amirah Inc. seeks to provide aftercare, resources, and outreach opportunities for women who have survived sexual exploitation, sex trafficking, and prostitution, we look for the Church to be synonymous with justice and action. To that end, we are seeking a Faith + Justice Intern with strong interpersonal skills to assist our Director of Faith + Justice Initiatives in connecting churches to our mission and deepening connections with existing Church Partners. In this role, you will have the opportunity to interact with many of Amirah’s most faithful Church Partners as they lead their congregations into the world of domestic anti-trafficking. 

This position is based in the Hartford, CT area and reports to the Director of Faith + Justice Initiatives. Remote work, possible. 

You should apply if…

 

  • You believe in the dignity of all human lives, no matter the color of your skin, your faith, your gender, your sexuality, or anything else. Dignity is deserved because all human beings exist in the image of God.  

  • You are a skilled empathetic people manager who enjoys building strong and balanced teams to achieve collective goals, and fostering a collaborative growth culture

  • You’re excited about the challenge of building deeply intentional processes towards a more diverse, equitable and racially just community

 

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION STATEMENT

We take the broadest possible view of diversity. 

We value the visible and invisible qualities that make you who you are.

We welcome that every person brings a unique perspective and experience to

advance our mission and progress the work of healing in community, breaking the

cycle of exploitation, and providing new communities where survivors can thrive

in life.

We believe that each Amirah community member, donor, volunteer, advocate,

and employee must have equal access to solving community problems.

We strive to include diversity, equity, and inclusion practices at the

center of our daily work.

We commit to using these practices for our business and our communities.

 


SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist with the planning and execution of Amirah’s communications and faith + justice activities;

  • Assist Director of Faith + Justice Initiatives in developing Amirah’s Hope Sunday strategy in New England and beyond;

  • Work in collaboration with the Amirah team to run small and mid-scale events;

  • Conduct research on upcoming events, theological projects, potential Church Partners, and related items as assigned;

  • Assist with tracking Church Partner communications, database entries, initiations, and stewardship correspondence.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Prior experience in customer service, sales or other similar roles 

preferred; 

  • Completed or enrolled in bachelor’s degree program (theological degree preferred); 

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office; 

  • Exceptional ability in written and oral communications; and 

  • Proven ability to provide professional customer service to a variety of 

constituents; 

  • Demonstrated ability to manage and maintain accurate information; prior 

experience working with a constituent database preferred.

 

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Follower of Christ committed to His church and message of the transformative love of Jesus that was displayed on the cross.

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and phone presence; 

  • Strong listener; 

  • Ability to earn and maintain trust with regard to sensitive and confidential 

information; 

  • Knowledge of human trafficking and experience working in this field preferred;

  • Adept at creative problem solving; 

  • Disciplined with priorities; 

  • A joyful, teachable, and collaborative attitude

  • Strong ethic of service; and 

  • Team player with a sustained positive attitude. 

 

THE MISSION

Amirah exists to provide a refuge for those seeking to break free from exploitation and heal in community on their journey toward lasting hope.

TIME COMMITMENT

The Faith + Justice Intern will complete 10-15 hours of work per week, to be determined in advance with the Director of Faith + Justice Initiatives. Some hours may be completed remotely.

DISCLAIMER

This is not a paid internship with Amirah.

 

Apply

All resumes and cover letters can be emailed to: mdistefano@amirahinc.org