Profile Page and Vision Statement
To prepare for an effective serving and learning experience, we find it is important to prayerfully write out a learning and serving commitment, which describes your vision and identifies your commitment to personal disciplines and practices of prayer, work and study, and relationships. The vision statement and your commitment to your personal service and learning objectives for this experience should be clearly articulated in 100 to 200 words. This assignment is to be posted on your Profile Page on YWAMConverge.org as well as in Google Classroom.
Example: “I seek to know and to obey God’s voice, especially as it relates to his beauty and creativity through the Arts. I seek to encourage others through my words, my attitude, and my artistic craft. To do this, I commit to the following: speaking words of kindness and showing patience; sharing and being accountable to my Mentor; working faithfully and praying for the leaders and the community of Artists I am serving. I will do all of this for the sake of God’s Glory and for the furtherance of Christ’s kingdom.”
We recommend that you discuss all assignments with your Mentor. Mentor meetings are three (3) points each.
Your responses should be thoughtful, considerate, and clearly articulated. The response is not meant to be written in formal academic writing, but it should also not be overly casual or using informal acronyms. Please avoid simple statements of agreement or disagreement. Your responses should be complete ideas that build upon the posts of your peers. They should reflect a deep level of engagement with the content of the lesson. Each of the Discussion Assignments is (2) two points.
Constituency Mapping Assignment
The Constituency Mapping Assignment, worth (10) ten points, is an activity that helps students get better acquainted with and focused on potential host organizations in the sphere or passion area they are targeting. Certification participants will "map" the context in which Converge internships will serve their UofN College/Campus or Ministry Focus Area, such as Human Trafficking or Business as Mission.
The Constituency Map may be geographical or like a Venn Diagram with circles of relationships. It is designed to be a preliminary activity that will result in a basic visual map of your constituency, as well as help you target the potential hosts for your Final Plan as a Coordinator. It is not designed to be a comprehensive map, as full-scale community mapping exercises tend to take months or even years to complete, not to mention extensive resources, personnel, and expertise.
The first component of this assignment is a visual map which will be presented in a digital format – perhaps as a re-creation using mapping or graphic software, an organization chart, or something as simple as a digital photograph of a map drawn by hand. You should use symbols and a key to make the map as clear as possible.
Second, you will include a brief (roughly ½ page Google Doc) reflection on what you learned from the experience, what information you gained and still hope to obtain, and how this assignment is helping you as you design your Certification Project: A Plan for Coordinating Internships.
The following components should include the name(s) of the people and positions you will work with in YWAM/UofN, the intended hosts and organizations, and the spheres, cities/geographical regions, or focus areas.
Example 1: Communications interns for the UofN College/Faculty of Communications:
- International Dean & College/Faculty Committee Members, Campus Leaders, and/or Ministry Directors, and/or School Leaders or Other Team Members.
- Communications Directors and Organization Names where our UofN leaders have relationships and you have had or hope to have student interns placed.
- Sphere of Communications, South Asia, Poverty Alleviation.
Example 2: University Students and Christian Organizations in Central America working with Children at Risk
- Christian Faculty Members and Student Ministry Leaders at Universities in Central America, and YWAM ministry team members.
- NGO and Church Leaders focused on Children at Risk where our Faculty Members, Ministry Leaders, and YWAMers have relationships and you have had or hope to have student interns placed.
- Sphere of Education/Christian Ministries/Counseling & Health Care, Central America, Children at Risk.
Writing the Final Plan
For this assignment, worth 15 points, you will design and begin to implement your Final Plan for your UofN College/Campus or Ministry Focus area.
Your final plan should be submitted as a document written in Google Docs. Write a two-page proposal with the following components:
Describe your internship coordinator learning experience and the community you are planning internships for. Give a brief summary of the geographic area, the sphere, or passion areas you chose and project you will design and implement. Define the reason you feel that the project is relevant.
Vision and Objectives
Explain the purpose of the internships to be coordinated, how your sense of calling and/or your training have influenced it, and how it will empower the UofN or Ministry Focus community. How the project will be empowering to the community or the sphere you have targeted? What are the mission, goals, and objectives of the UofN College/Campus or Ministry Focus Area?
Articulate measurable goals and actions, as well as how success will be measured. For what Schools and Ministries do we need to prepare to coordinate interns? What is your goal for this year? How many students will need internships? How many more would we like to have?
Identify material, financial, human, and other resources required and how you will obtain them. Who is already coordinating internships? What organizations do we send interns to? Who is the primary contact with those organizations? Who is the primary YWAM/UofN contact to that host organization? Who makes final decisions, if not you, to approve internship hosts for your network or college?
Description of Challenges
Anticipate potential obstacles and a plan for overcoming them.
Conclusion and Reflection
Summarize the purpose, actions, needs, and impact of the project and describing what you have learned through your internship coordinator training.