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Summer Internship

About the Organization
ASP provides one of the most rewarding structured service opportunities in the nation — bringing thousands of volunteers from around the country to rural Central Appalachia to repair homes for low-income families. Appalachia Service Project is a Christian ministry, open to all people, that inspires hope and service through volunteer home repair and replacement in Central Appalachia.
ASP is an equal opportunity employer. No one will be denied employment on the grounds of age, sex, race, national origin, or differing physical or mental ability. Employment decisions will be based solely on qualifications for and ability to perform the duties of the position for which employment is sought.

About the Program
Summer staff members will work with a team of three to five other staffers, running the volunteer program at a designated location. Every week, a staff team will welcome a new group of volunteers and ensure their needs—i.e. food, construction project management, tools and materials, spiritual programing and encouragement—are being met. Staffers help foster meaningful relationships between Appalachian Families and ASP’s volunteers, while also ensuring quality home repair is completed. Summer Staff will experience lives changed, hearts transformed, relationships built and gain tangible skills sets to apply towards any occupation or profession. The rewards of ASP Summer Staff are truly life changing.

Job Responsibilities
Key responsibilities for the entire staff are: 
·      Manage construction projects
·      Provide volunteer service
·      Serve the community
·      Ensure that a spiritual environment is fostered
·      Actively contribute to the staff team
Access to the full list and additional details of the position responsibilities can be found here
Please note that this position requires a high level of driving. We require all candidates to have a valid driver’s license and driving record acceptable to our insurance company.
Candidate Description
The ideal candidate is someone with a passion for service and a dedication to individual growth.
·      Must be 18 years old and at least one year removed from high school
·      Willing to obtain CPR and First Aid certifications
·      Must have a satisfactory background check and driving record
·      Demonstrate respect, empathy, specificity and genuineness
·      Excellent communication skills
·      Proficient multi-tasking ability
·      Tenacious work ethic
·      Strong problem-solving skills
·      Able to function in a high speed and changing work environment
·      The desire to serve volunteers, homeowners, your staff, and God
·      Be able to work the entire summer (Mid May – Early August). Some exceptions can be made and should be indicated on the application.

First time summer staff will receive $4,000 paid bi-weekly over the eleven-week employment cycle. An additional $250 is provided for each subsequent summer a staff member serves. ASP provides all summer staff with housing, food, and access to an ASP vehicle for work use. Summer Staff will also receive a stipend for laundry and a weekly allowance for food, drink, candy, etc.