HOPE internships: so much more than pouring coffee

HOPE intern Sa-Eun visits a market where many HOPE Congo clients work.

HOPE intern Sa-Eun visits a market where many HOPE Congo clients work.

I just wanted to throw in a plug for HOPE’s internship program.  Every year, HOPE puts 15-20 interns to work in the field and in the Central Service Unit in Lancaster, PA (Yeah intern class of 2007!).  It’s an awesome opportunity to learn, grow, and play a valuable role in the alleviation of physical and spiritual poverty.  Sa-Eun (pictured) arrived about a week after I did to serve as an intern in HOPE Congo’s Operations department, and she’s already living and breathing Christ-centered microfinance.  She’s spending her time interviewing clients, establishing baseline metrics, translating, facilitating data collection processes, and finding ways to make client identifications more efficient.  If you know any college students with the head of a banker, the heart of a missionary, and the soul of a development worker, have them check out HOPE’s internship program at www.hopeinternational.org.

Becky Svendsen


Becky serves HOPE as the communications team manager. One of her greatest joys has been getting out from behind her computer to interact with HOPE’s clients and field staff to see the impact of HOPE's work firsthand.

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