There are so many areas to engage in the pro-life movement – from politics, legislation, training, activism, counseling, and pregnancy resources that sometimes it is difficult for the passionate pro-life student to know what to do when they graduate. That is why in 2009 Students for Life launched the Missionaries for Life Internship program.
Missionaries for Life is geared towards students who are seriously considering a full time career in the pro-life movement and is designed to answer the questions:
- What does it take to work in the pro-life movement full time?
- Where is the best fit for my skills and passion?
- How can I prepare for a successful transition into a career in the pro-life movement?
Offering a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the national pro-life movement in an up close and personal way by working at the Students for Life national headquarters, at a pro-life Congressional office on Capitol Hill, and at another national pro-life organization like Susan B. Anthony List or Care-Net during the 9-week rotating internship.
Not only do students meet pro-life and conservative leaders, learn how the pro-life grassroots movement works, and see Congress in action they get real hands on training and experience working side by side with people who are working in their field of interest. This internship is not about making photocopies, organizing files, or getting the coffee – the offices Missionaries for Life get placed in have a high expectation of the kind of work and contribution they can make to their mission.
Students for Life works hard to pair students with pro-life offices that fit their passion. During the Students for Life rotation opportunities are created for the Missionaries to explore how their major can fit within the pro-life movement by designing specialized jobs during this portion of their 9-week rotation.
During the summer Missionaries for Life will also have the opportunity to attend the William Wilberforce Training Weekend. This weekend includes trainings in apologetics, leadership, fundraising, and activism from national pro-life leaders like past presenters Jill Stanek, Scott Klusendorf, Ryan Messmore, and Jeanneane Maxon.
Here is what one past Missionary for Life had to say upon completion of the internship:
Thank you for providing me an opportunity to work in the pro-life movement and with the staff at Students for Life. Being a Missionary for Life helped me understand the intricacies of the projects I was involved in, and the responsibilities of the position. I now know that serving in the pro-life movement is where I am called to use my skills when I graduate! – Ruben, 2012 Missionary for Life
I’m working for Lifeline Pregnancy Help Clinic in Kirksville and I LOVE it. I wouldn’t have gotten this job if it weren’t for my exposure to Pregnancy Resource Centers during my Missionary summer! – Leslie, 2012 Missionary for Life
Other past Missionaries now working full time in the pro-life movement include:
Anne Morse was a 2012 Missionary for Life, who is currently the Media Coordinator for Population Research Institute.
Anna Fronzaglia was a 2011 Missionary for Life, whose time working for a pro-life Congressional office helped prepare her for her job as Legislative Correspondent for Congressman Tim Huelskamp.
Julia Pritchett was a 2011 Missionary for Life, who now works for Generation Life.
The 2014 Missionary for Life internship program is your chance to prepare for a future in the pro-life movement – apply now to be selected for a competitive, 9-week rotating pro-life internship this summer!
The internship will run from June 2nd through August 2nd and will include rotations at the Students for Life headquarters, Susan B. Anthony List, Care Net, and on Capitol Hill at offices like last year’s opportunities with Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (MN-06), Congressman Andy Harris, M.D. (MD-01), and Representative Steve Stockman (TX-36).
Students for Life provides housing during the program and can help with fundraising opportunities to help chosen Missionaries cover the additional costs of travel, food, and commuting.
Selected candidates will start their rotating internship in Manassas, VA in June and finish in August.
- Submit your resume
- Send a short paragraph on why you want to be selected as a 2014 Missionary for Life
- Tell us if you will be able to bring a car (as some host families do not live near public transportation)
- Applications are due March 14, 2014!
- All applications must be emailed to Tina Whittington at [email protected]