We are thrilled to have found our group of 2023 young adult interns. Be sure to follow us on social media and check back to the website to learn more about our team. If you are a young adult (18-24) interested in learning about social justice, building relationship with community and faith leaders, growing in leadership skills, and nurturing your faith in action, be sure to apply next summer! Our 2024 application opens in November 2023. If you have any questions, reach out to Micah Corps Program Director, Rev. Maddie Johnson.
The Great Plains United Methodist Micah Corps program is based on Micah 6:8: "Do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with God."
This summer intern program is designed to give young adults opportunities to:
Wholistic discipleship includes direct service (charity), education and justice work. Interns do all three with a special emphasis on justice work. Shane Claiborne helps with this image: “We give people fish. We teach them to fish. We tear down the walls that have been built up around the fish pond. And we figure out who polluted it.”
- Shane Claiborne, The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical
From left to right: John Finch, Mariah Fusco (coordinator), Charlotte Carroll, Emily Smith, Lumiere Bisisi, Odyssey Mann
Micah Corps made some changes in the summer of 2022 in order to embody place-based, relational justice work. Here are some of the experiences our interns had that future interns can expect:
Micah Corps interns will spend 10 weeks living in and learning about the Omaha, NE community. While 10 weeks is still a short amount of time, our hope is that Micah Corps interns get to know the community of Omaha through one-on-ones and visits with nonprofit, community, and civic leaders. During the summer, interns will get the chance to travel to Washington D.C. (COVID-permitting) to see how some of the local learnings in Omaha are being seen at a national level.
Micah Corps interns will practice community organizing basics over the summer. During the 10 weeks, interns will learn from community organizing experts both in Omaha and within the Great Plains Annual Conference about some basic organizing skills which they will practice throughout the summer.
Micah Corps interns will connect with a local Omaha area church for the summer. Justice work is all about relationships! Each intern will be assigned to a local United Methodist church where they will connect with the pastor(s), staff, and laity to learn about the work already happening in the church and within the community. They will also get the chance to assist in worship and teach some classes about justice and other learnings from the summer.
Micah Corps interns will nurture their spiritual walk by practicing spiritual disciplines and linking their faith with action. Being a United Methodist summer internship, Micah Corps carves out time and space for interns to reflect on their faith journey, particularly in connection with social justice and action. The interns will spend time practicing different spiritual disciplines, meeting with different faith leaders, attending the Great Plains Annual Conference, and living their faith in action.
To read more about the 2022 experience, you can read, “Micah Corps Interns look back on a Memorable Summer.”
Read some of the reflections from our 2022 Micah Corps Interns:
Interested in joining us for the 2023 summer? Apply now!