Monday, September 10, 2012

Fall 12 Ember intern

In 2006, Emilie was part of the first iteration of an internship structure - she was our first ever intern for SPACE. It was her original idea - that she receive public high school credit for learning and doing stuff about global cultures and missional leadership. That idea has continued on with Ember as well and what was a great idea surrounding one specific student became a better idea - the internship is a significant leadership pipeline. We think so highly of it, it's become a core offering. The best leaders for your initiative in the future are the ones in it right now.

As opposed to some 'internships', we try to shy away from busy work. We don't have a lot of busy work in the first place anyway - we don't do mailings or put on fundraiser dinners or that kind of stuff - maybe we should. Instead, we want our interns doing what we do. They, like the rest of us, are tasked with being catalysts. By design, it is both content and experience driven - interns do a good amount of reading and reflecting on that reading as well as helping lead Ember experiences.

DK is our Fall 12 intern. She traveled with us to AZ this past summer and was involved in a missions prep event last Spring. We're thrilled to work with her this semester.

Photo: Deanna Knox, 2nd from the right on the bottom row. Grace student missions prep, April 2012.


  1. 1. I love Emilie!!!!!

    2. How did we get so old????

  2. haha oh come on. YOU are still young. ;-)