Is this a paid internship?
The MBC will provide a monthly stipend to each of the interns. They also provide housing, meals, transportation, and work shirts.
Is there an age requirement for the internship?
While there is no age requirement, we would prefer our applicants to have finished at least one year of college.
Can I use this internship for credit at school?
Yes! We encourage students to use this internship for college credit whenever possible!
Where do I stay during the internship?
Our home base for the summer is located in Jefferson City, Missouri. Housing will be provided both when our interns are on callouts and when they are in Jefferson City. On callouts, we typically stay in churches.
Can I go home during the ten weeks of the internship?
As an organization, we prioritize the connectedness of our teams. For this reason, we ask our interns to remain with the team for the entirety of the ten weeks. Between callouts we make time to relax and have fun with the team. Past years, students have gone to movies, kayaking, played arcade games, and went to the beach.
How long do we stay at each disaster?
Disasters are never the same, nor do they operate on the same schedules. For this reason, the duration of a callout can vary. We aim to provide aid to the best of our abilities for as long as we can. Callouts can be expected to be 2-3 weeks on average.
What if there are no disasters?
Summers tend to be the “busy” season for disasters, but on some occasions we have seen summers without a single major disaster. Our services will then shift focus from response to recovery; including rebuild and construction.
What do I need for this internship?
Most tools will be provided for you this summer. There are somethings that you will need to get before the summer begins including: bedding (twin air mattress or cot), work pants (old jeans will work great), and work boots.
How does the Application Process work?
We have two sections of the application process. The “Early Bird” registration ends on January 1st, 2020. Students that apply before this date have a much more likely chance of being accepted into the program. These decisions will be made by February 29th. “Last Chance” applications are due March 31st, 2020. Students will still be accepted during the “Last Chance” period, as spots allow. Final decisions will be made by April 18th, 2020.