The NH Internship
What exactly is the “House”?
Built in 1897, the extraordinary 4-unit house we now call the Nehemiah House was at one time used as a boarding house. Located blocks away from the church, the house is in Pico Union— a largely immigrant Latino community that lies in the shadow of downtown Los Angeles. The church was able to buy the property in 2002 when the Nehemiah House started. In 2010, the Emmaus House was dedicated as a part of the Nehemiah House community. Now the two houses are home to three families, up to 8 young adults and a ministry center where about 25 S.A.Y. Yes! teens meet three days a week.
What is the Nehemiah House internship?
The Nehemiah House internship is a 10-month informal training and ministry experience in which interns live together in intentional community and live out the gospel through loving their neighbors. It runs from mid-August through mid-May of each year. We are looking for interns who want to seek God in an intentional way and to invest in humble service and sharing the Gospel in word and deed. Interns can be students, working a job, or serving full-time in the ministry. Their communinity commitments will be about 10 hours per week.
What will the interns do?
In addition to studying and house Bible studies and prayer, interns will spend 5-20 hours serving in a youth ministry. Current opportunities are the S.A.Y. Yes! Center (an afterschool
program for grades 1-12), a local high school campus ministry, and the church’s youth group.
How much does the internship cost?
The internship costs $550/month. This includes room, board, gas money, and conferences/ retreats during the year. There are scholarships and opportunities to raise support for those who need it. Master’s College students are eligible for a $5,000 Ministry Matching scholarship for their internship.
Who will the students serve under?
The ministry is directed by Scott and Sarah Yetter who live in the Emmaus House next door. Blanca Tolentino, Dorcas and Enrique Montano are adult staff living in the houses. You will
serve under other ministry directors from the Church and alongside a team of youth workers.