Internship Track: Social Justice
Type of Internship: Social Justice
Country: Italy
Teaser: OM Italia works alongside victims of sexual exploitation in the Pisa area with the goal of helping the victims exit a life in prostitution. The ministry has been active since 2016 with regular street outreach among Nigerian women and Brazilian transgender. The major part of activities focus on assisting the Nigerian women, where English can be used as a language. The team, consisting of the OM team leader and local volunteers, support the individuals through practical help, awareness raising, spiritual and psychological support with the aim of social and economic integration into the wider community.
Suggested Dates: Arrive any time Sept-July, maximum 3 months due to visa regulations


plus airfare, visa and emergency medical insurance.*According to current currency exchange rates and your estimated time commitment. To be adjusted to actual dates of internship and actual exchange rates at the time of internship.

Number of Interns Needed: 1
Positions still available: 1

Tasks will include, but not be limited to:

- Take part in street outreach on a weekly basis
- Participate in the OM anti-trafficking team and prayer meetings (2-3 times a week)
- Prepare materials/workshops with the goal of empowerment and encouragement
- Upon need or possibility, help run skills based workshops regarding practical life skills such as budgeting and ICT skills
- Assist in event organization

Depending on one's skills, interests and strengths, there are many opportunities to develop the ministry activities eg. through music, art, dance, sports or other creative methods.

Skills/ Experience Required:

- Ability to work on a multi-cultural team
- Adaptability and flexibility
- Heart for ministering to the marginalized
- Openness to learn and develop the ministry further
- Knowledge of Italian or Portuguese a benefit

Qualifications of on-field supervisor: A degree in social services with 5 years experience in advocacy and NGO work in multicultural settings, experience in leading the anti-trafficking work with OM Italy since 2016, a year of Bible education.
Is a homestay with a national possible? Yes


What Others Say...

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