It is always a struggle for us to find the interns we need to run Victory Academy every year. The resident assistant position is a vital position, but it is temporary. Most interns only stay on as an RA for one school year and as a counselor for the following summer. Some choose to stay longer, but it is our desire to see them go back and finish their degrees, jump into a full-time ministry position, or serve God at a local church. This puts us in a constant need for interns. We are looking at some options to expand our capacity of eight students to a capacity of twelve. To do this, we will need to have five interns contracted and ready to serve at the beginning of the year. To make this a reality, we have made strides in the organization of our internship program and how we present it to potential interns. This work is far from finished, but we are pleased with the progress. Some of the strides involve new brochures, web pages, Facebook ads, videos, and carefully crafted informational emails. We are excited to get connected with those whom God is preparing to serve in this unique way. We are looking for a special kind of guy. Our internship program is very difficult at times and spiritually taxing. We like to say it is “life concentrate” – bottling five years of experience into one! However, the eternal rewards of a wayward teen making godly decisions far outweigh any difficulty an intern may face.
We are now offering a couple of internship tracks with various concentrations. We want to do everything we can to satisfy any internship or time-restraint requirement that our potential interns may have. It is our hope that the new structuring will allow for more men to serve at Victory. We appreciate your prayers in this endeavor. If you would like to learn more, visit our internship page at www.vafb.org/internship.
Director of Victory Family Ministries.