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City Vision
Internship Orientation
Andrew Sears
Executive Director
TechMission
Goals of Intern Orientation
 To provide background on City Vision internship
program
 Equip you to have a successful int...
History of City Vision Internships
 City Vision Internships is a program of the
nonprofit parachurch TechMission, which w...
TechMission Programs
TechMission
City Vision
Internships
- About 50 sites
Christian
Volunteering.org
- UrbanMinistry.org
-...
About City Vision University
 History: Started Rescue College in 1998 as a Program of AGRM,
DEAC Accreditation in 2005, T...
Types of Internships
You’ve Received an Offer: What’s Next
for Work Study Undergrad Interns
1. Enroll in City Vision College
◦ https://www.city...
For Free Tuition Undergrad Interns
 You must spend 15 hours per week studying on
site
◦ (can take lunch break out of this...
Steps for New Interns: What’s Next
for MBA Fellows
1. Apply for City Vision University Graduate (for year 1)
http://www.ci...
Internship Commitment
 Commitment is for at least one year, and may
be renewed upon mutual agreement of site and
intern
◦...
Academic Mentoring & Accountability
Responsibilities
 For undergrad work student and MBA interns, Each site
must appoint ...
Late Assignment Email Notification
Proctor Requirements
 A staff person at your ministry should apply to be a
proctor for your exams
◦ http://www.cityvision...
Ensuring Financial Sustainability
 Many interns will qualify for food stamps
◦ Find link to apply at:
www.fns.usda.gov/sn...
Communication with TechMission
 Your site supervisor is your supervisor, not
TechMission
◦ TechMission will avoid getting...
Site Payments
 Site pays City Vision College $700 (or $1,000
for MBA interns) once an intern is placed on
site.
 Site co...
Payment Due Dates
 Work Study Undergrad and Graduate Fellow Interns
◦ August 15
◦ October 15
◦ January 15
◦ March 15
◦ Ma...
Intern Policies
 Work Study undergrad interns work structure
◦ 29 hours as an intern
◦ 16 hours for on site study and lun...
Things to discuss with your supervisor
 Find out who is your supervisor / go-to person.
 If possible establish a regular...
A Good Intern is F.A.T.
 Faithful: Keep your commitments.
◦ Don’t think of yourself as “just” a volunteer. People are dep...
Outcome Requirements
 We will provide a web form for interns to
complete every 6 months
◦ Estimates are fine as our inten...
4 Ways to Partner with City Vision
4. Get
Revenue
through
Discipleship
Study Groups
2. Employer
Paid Tuition
Discount
3. C...
Questions
 E-mail info@cityvisioninternships.org
 Call: 617-282-9798
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City Vision Intern Orientation 12-23-14

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City Vision Intern Orientation 12-23-14

  1. 1. City Vision Internship Orientation Andrew Sears Executive Director TechMission
  2. 2. Goals of Intern Orientation  To provide background on City Vision internship program  Equip you to have a successful internship  To set expectations  Provide training on policies and requirements of internship
  3. 3. History of City Vision Internships  City Vision Internships is a program of the nonprofit parachurch TechMission, which was founded in 2000  TechMission placed over 500 AmeriCorps interns during 2004-13 in over 70 ministries serving over 22,000 youth and matching over 68,000 volunteers (called TechMission Corps)  Left AmeriCorps in 2013 ◦ Due to increasing government restrictions on faith- based organizations ◦ Renamed City Vision Internships
  4. 4. TechMission Programs TechMission City Vision Internships - About 50 sites Christian Volunteering.org - UrbanMinistry.org - ILS Nova GED - Christians in Recovery City Vision University - Addiction Studies - Nonprofit Management - Urban Missions - Technology & Ministry - Business Administration Our Mission is to transform the world through Jesus, Justice and Technology
  5. 5. About City Vision University  History: Started Rescue College in 1998 as a Program of AGRM, DEAC Accreditation in 2005, Transferred to TechMission in 2008  Degrees ◦ Bachelor’s in Nonprofit Management, Addictions Studies, Missions & Business ◦ Master’s in Technology and Ministry  Statistics ◦ 79% of receive Pell grants ◦ 67% graduation rate in 2013 ◦ Cumulative 91% job placement rate ◦ Growing at 20% per year since 2008  Low Cost ◦ Tuition $6,000/year undergrad and $10,800 grad, $3,500 for interns ◦ Cost is less than 95% of private nonprofit institutions (16th lowest Christian) ◦ CCCU Average Tuition: $24,355, Liberty University’s online tuition $12,882, National average tuition $30,994
  6. 6. Types of Internships
  7. 7. You’ve Received an Offer: What’s Next for Work Study Undergrad Interns 1. Enroll in City Vision College ◦ https://www.cityvision.edu/cart/checkout ◦ select payment Method: Organization will Pay 2. Complete our Financial Aid Process at: http://www.cityvision.edu/cms/cv/city-vision-college-federal-student-aid- procedures ◦ Complete http://www.fafsa.ed.gov and enter school code of 041191 3. Register for courses at: www.cityvision.edu. 4. Coordinate start date with site 5. Sign internship contract with your site ◦ http://www.cityvisioninternships.org/sites/default/files/CityVisionInternContract.doc
  8. 8. For Free Tuition Undergrad Interns  You must spend 15 hours per week studying on site ◦ (can take lunch break out of this time) ◦ Recommend 3 hours per day  You are required to make passing grades in your courses to continue your internship  You and your site director will receive notifications for late assignments  Interns not completing courses is one of the main reasons people are dropped from the internship
  9. 9. Steps for New Interns: What’s Next for MBA Fellows 1. Apply for City Vision University Graduate (for year 1) http://www.cityvision.edu/mtm-enroll?destination=cart/checkout 2. Coordinate start date with site 3. Sign up for City Vision Courses: http://web.cityvision.edu/mtm 4. Sign internship contract with your site ◦ http://www.cityvisioninternships.org/sites/default/files/CityVisionInternContract.doc 5. Apply for Bakke University (for year 2) ◦ https://www.bgu.edu/prospective/apply 6. Complete BGU Financial Aid Process at: http://www.bgu.edu/financial/financial_aid ◦ Complete http://www.fafsa.ed.gov and enter school code of G31108 7. Register for courses at: www.bgu.edu
  10. 10. Internship Commitment  Commitment is for at least one year, and may be renewed upon mutual agreement of site and intern ◦ Undergraduate interns may also choose to continue with their site as a graduate intern if mutually agreeable.  Most interns will stay at the same site until they graduate ◦ May request a relocation after one year, but this rarely happens because it would require another site hiring an intern
  11. 11. Academic Mentoring & Accountability Responsibilities  For undergrad work student and MBA interns, Each site must appoint a staff (often their supervisor) to serve as the intern’s academic mentor ◦ Will be given City Vision login and will receive email notifications  Academic Mentor Responsibilities ◦ Ensure that intern is turning in assignments on time (treat not completing homework like not completing work) ◦ Discuss what they are learning in their courses and when possible try to find opportunities for them to gain related practical experience ◦ Encourage intern in their academic progress ◦ Talk to intern about late homework notifications, and login to City Vision system to monitor student progress if needed ◦ Discipline and dismissal if not taking academics seriously
  12. 12. Late Assignment Email Notification
  13. 13. Proctor Requirements  A staff person at your ministry should apply to be a proctor for your exams ◦ http://www.cityvision.edu/proctor-apply ◦ Often this is your Academic Mentor ◦ Proctor will then be given a password to access exams  Proctor must be available when you take midterms and final exams ◦ Will grant you access to online test ◦ Ensure that exam policies are followed (exams are closed book) ◦ Checks government issued ID ◦ Proctor submits the exam once student is done
  14. 14. Ensuring Financial Sustainability  Many interns will qualify for food stamps ◦ Find link to apply at: www.fns.usda.gov/snap/applicant_recipients/apply.htm  Can fundraise as an urban Missionary from your church or using an online fundraising tool for causes like FirstGiving.org to process your donations.  If you are a student be sure to apply for financial aid (Pell undergrad, Loans Grad) ◦ Financial aid will be paid to intern as cash as we receive them ◦ Undergraduate interns cannot get the intern discount and take student loans  Housing stipend paid directly to landlord is not taxable  You cannot take a second job.  If health insurance is needed, see if you qualify for Medicaid or state-sponsored health insurance for low-income individuals.
  15. 15. Communication with TechMission  Your site supervisor is your supervisor, not TechMission ◦ TechMission will avoid getting in the middle of conflict  Exceptions ◦ Sites that work student interns more than the required hours impairing their studies ◦ Sites that violate the law or terms of the internship contract ◦ Sites that do not pay their fees to TechMission/City Vision ◦ Sites with programs that end due to financial reasons or that provide no supervision
  16. 16. Site Payments  Site pays City Vision College $700 (or $1,000 for MBA interns) once an intern is placed on site.  Site continues to pay at $700 (or $1,000 for graduate interns) 5 times increments on for a total of $3,500/year (or $5,000/year for graduate interns).  If an intern does not complete the full year, then the site only pays the fee up to the time intern left.  Site fee is the same regardless of the number of courses an intern takes if any
  17. 17. Payment Due Dates  Work Study Undergrad and Graduate Fellow Interns ◦ August 15 ◦ October 15 ◦ January 15 ◦ March 15 ◦ May 15  Payment is for the intern not for tuition regardless of whether interns take courses  For, paid Interns, sites pay $1,000 on the first day and an additional $1,000 after 3 months of service.  Summer interns are for $300 for the first day of service
  18. 18. Intern Policies  Work Study undergrad interns work structure ◦ 29 hours as an intern ◦ 16 hours for on site study and lunch breaks (sites may wave on- site requirement for graduate interns) ◦ 45 hours of total time per week (9 hour days)  Graduate Interns: 35 hours/week  Paid Interns: 40 hours/week  Interns follow sites sick, vacation & holiday policy ◦ If no policy exists, then we recommend that interns get 15 combined sick/vacation days  Interns follow site policies unless those policies violate the law or internship contract
  19. 19. Things to discuss with your supervisor  Find out who is your supervisor / go-to person.  If possible establish a regular schedule for serving  Find out what is expected of you – talk about your job description.  Establish who you should go to for help.  Ask what you should do if you’ll be late.  Make sure to trade contact information.  Ask about rules – especially those involving how to interact with other staff and those you’re serving.  Ask what makes a good intern.
  20. 20. A Good Intern is F.A.T.  Faithful: Keep your commitments. ◦ Don’t think of yourself as “just” a volunteer. People are depending on you! ◦ If you need to miss a session or will be late, call.  Available ◦ Willing to do whatever is needed ◦ Expect to sacrifice  Teachable ◦ Ask what people (staff, clients, the community) need instead of assuming that you know ◦ Ask how you can be helpful instead of assuming you know ◦ Be flexible
  21. 21. Outcome Requirements  We will provide a web form for interns to complete every 6 months ◦ Estimates are fine as our intent is to minimize the work on your end (1-2 hours) to compile outcomes ◦ Required for continuation in program  In the program(s) your intern(s) is/are involved in ◦ Number of program participants ◦ Number of volunteers ◦ End Outcome Estimates: grade promotion, graduation rate, program completion rate, etc.
  22. 22. 4 Ways to Partner with City Vision 4. Get Revenue through Discipleship Study Groups 2. Employer Paid Tuition Discount 3. Credit Partnerships for Unaccredited Ministry Training 1. City Vision Internships (Christian AmeriCorps) Four Partnership Options All partners get a discount so tuition is only $3,500/year.
  23. 23. Questions  E-mail info@cityvisioninternships.org  Call: 617-282-9798

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