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Bonner Partner > Center for Student Missions

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Center for Student Missions


1755 North 13th Street

Box #211

Philadelphia, PA 19122


Website: www.csm.org


Contact Information

Lead Contact for internships: Sarah Sotelo, Director of Communications and Human Resources

Lead Contact for Alternative Breaks: Registration Manager (registration@csm.org)

Contact Phone: 267-928-2620

Contact Email: jobs@csm.org


Organization Description: The Center for Student Missions (CSM) provides rural and suburban junior high, high school, and college and adult groups from a variety of Christian churches with a bridge to short term Christian ministry and service opportunities in some of North America's key urban centers. Since 1988, more than 122,000 young people and adults from over 7,000 churches, schools and other organizations have provided valuable assistance to inner-city churches and other ministries in Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Houston, Nashville, the San Francisco Bay Area, New York City, Denver and Philadelphia through the Center for Student Missions.


Issue Area(s):

  • Religious service
  • Youth services 


Type(s) of Bonner Partnership Connections:

  • Alternative Break Site
  • Internship opportunity
  • Educational opportunity
  • Job opportunity
  • Resource Provider


Internship Position

Internship Description: If you are interested in Christian youth ministry, you will have an extraordinary opportunity to observe and work with many youth workers and their groups over the course of your time with us.  While facilitating groups in the city will be your primary responsibility, you will also be exposed to a wide variety of urban ministries and organizations. A CSM city host helps to bridge the gap between suburban/rural people and city people. Part of the challenge of this position involves framing each activity so that the participants understand their role, which is to serve the ministries and organizations in the city. The city host also leads discussion/reflection sessions at the end of each day to help the participants begin to process their experiences.

     As a CSM City Host you will be challenged in your walk with Jesus Christ, you will grow in your knowledge and understanding of the city and its people, you will learn how to work with all kinds of people in all sorts of situations and you will serve God in a tangible way.

     City Hosts are responsible for hosting groups of Junior High, High School, College, family and adult groups in the city by:

     orienting them to the city and CSM rules and guidelines;

     framing each ministry site and activity;

     guiding them to each site and restaurant;

     facilitating their entire schedule and leading evening discussions and debriefs to help them process their experiences. 


Internship Start/End Dates:

Internship Length: 10-12 weeks

Application Process: Email jobs@csm.org with your name, address, email address and phone number requesting instructions on how to apply for city host or go to our website at www.csm.org/seasonal.php to see more information.  


After you have completed your application,  a phone interview, we have spoken with your references, and feel as though you would be a good fit, you will need to schedule a visit to one of our ministry sites (preferably the one where you are most interested in serving, although any site is adequate). While at the site you will shadow a host for at least two to three days and complete a shorter, secondary interview. This site visit is required even if you have participated in a CSM group before. We have groups scheduled year round on weekends and also for six day periods. This visit can be difficult to schedule, so please contact us early to make sure you can fulfill this requirement.

For more information about applying for this job please contact us at jobs@csm.org or call 267-928-2620 or visit our website: http://www.csm.org.


Application Deadline:

Stipend Provided? Yes - $800 USD/month

Housing Provided? Yes - Housing and food while with groups (which is most of the time).

Hosted Bonners before? Yes



 Alternative Breaks


See the website or contact the Registration Manager (267-928-2620 or registration@csm.org), for more information.


Several Bonner groups have done alternative breaks with CSM across the country and have had great experiences!



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