Want to make a difference this summer?


At 1MISSION, we work hard. We move fast. And yep, we’ve been known to have fun.

We’re proud of the 800+ families that have earned new houses over the past decade. But with 1.6 billion people in the world who still lack adequate housing, we know we’re just getting started.

Our team works in a sixth-floor office in downtown Phoenix, planning events, coordinating trips, telling stories, building partnerships, and balancing budgets. But our hearts are in the field with our friends in Mexico, El Salvador, and Nicaragua.

The work we do here supports the work that happens there. That’s why we aren’t content just to get the job done. We’re here to change the world.

Each summer, we recruit UNterns to join us in this life-changing work.

Yeah, we said UNterns. Some internship programs amount to little more than taking coffee orders, filing documents in a windowless room, or making copies all day. If that’s your thing, more power to you.

But that’s not us. Our UNterns do what we do. They get real hands-on experience in the office and in the field. They hit deadlines. They collaborate. They offer their input in meetings. They listen and learn. They get stuff done.


Image: Two of last summer’s UNterns, Kaesie and Josh, talking with Mexico Country Director Pedro Tapia in Puerto Peñasco.

This summer, we’re looking for three extraordinary people to join our team as UNterns.

Special Events UNtern

    You’ll work directly with our Events Coordinator and Partnerships Director on two major fundraising events: our 2019 Gala and 2020 Bikes Fight Poverty ride. You’ll gain first-hand experience in what it takes to plan, coordinate, promote, and execute a top-notch fundraising event!
    Qualifications: A high school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of 2 years of college coursework.

Storytelling UNtern

    Giving people in poverty the opportunity to earn a house by serving their community. Now that’s a story worth telling! You’ll help 1MISSION share this story through writing, photography, video, social media, public relations, and maybe even smoke signals. Whatever it takes to get the word out.
    Qualifications: A high school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of 2 years of college coursework.

Operations UNtern

    Learn the ins and outs of how an innovative international nonprofit is run. You’ll provide support for our Field Operations team as well as our US team and learn what it takes to sustain and scale a community development organization for the long run.
    Qualifications: A high school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of 2 years of college coursework.

All UNternships are for summer 2019 and run May through July at our headquarters in downtown Phoenix. Before applying, please take some time to learn more about who we are, what motivates us, and what we do.

Apply today at 1MISSION.org/untern.

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