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Student Internship Program

The Care Connections Ministries department provides opportunity for Geneva College undergraduate human services interns to get hands-on experience in ministry at ACAC while fulfilling their requirements for internship placement.

Students get to work in a real church ministry environment, gaining an understanding of, and a chance to participate in, the function of a large, urban church.  Students get to know the ACAC staff at large through interaction with other departments.  Students can also get to know the community of the North Side and the broader scope of the Pittsburgh area through interaction of ACAC as it relates to social services.

Below you will find an outline of the bachelor human services internship programs.  If you have questions, or if you are interested in a possible internship opportunity, please call Loleda Moman at 412.321.4333 x124, or email her.   We interview for students as early as a year prior to the actual internship, so please do not hesitate to call if you have questions.


Program Goals:

  To provide robust training for bachelor level students in human services, through supervision, case assignment, observation, group discussion, and applied research. To provide a foundation for human services by participating in the Care Connections Ministry at ACAC, using Christian perspective (consistent with ACAC's mission/vision), spiritual application (the Holy Spirit, scripture, and prayer), along with professional techniques and theories, applying them to work with clients who present with social problems encountered in life.

  To enhance the provision of outreach and assistance at ACAC.

  To participate and have impact in the North Side community, and in the church (ACAC) by giving hands-on help to those seeking assistance.

Requirements for Students/Colleges

  Basic knowledge and skills of social work and human services approaches to intervention

  Active in the bachelor program at Geneva College

  A mature spiritual belief and walk with Christ, consistent with ACAC's mission and vision statement

  Ability to be available for hours needed for individual supervision and the Care Connections Ministry department, working with the supervisor's schedule

  Liability insurance, either through the college or individually covered, naming ACAC as an 'additional insured'