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Good Faith Media’s Ernest C. Hynds Jr. Internship was launched in the fall semester of 2020.

Four interns have each already completed a semester working with GFM’s staff on a variety of projects.

Rebekah Gordon and Christopher Adams served as Fall 2020 interns, and Jessica McDougald and Jana Peterson served as Spring 2021 interns.

Gordon holds a degree from Campbell University Divinity School and Adams from Duke Divinity School, while McDougald is pursuing a degree from Campbell University Divinity School and Peterson from Seattle School of Theology and Psychology.

Brief reflections from all four previous interns on their experiences can be found here.

The internship program was established with an initial naming gift from the foundation of First Baptist Church of Athens, Georgia, where Ernest Hynds was a beloved member. He was a longtime professor and department head in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia.

During the summer of 2021, Cally Chisholm and Isaiah Anthony will serve as the GFM’s Ernest C. Hynds Jr. interns.

“We are looking forward to working alongside such skilled and creative interns,” said GFM CEO Mitch Randall. “Cally and Isaiah are exceptional individuals interested in learning the insights of Good Faith Media. From podcast productions to writing assignments, Cally and Isaiah will be vital members of the GFM team this summer.”

“I’m thrilled to be working with Good Faith Media this summer,” said Anthony, who is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism at Emerson College in Boston. “Through this experience, I hope to grow as a writer and positively contribute to the impactful work being done by the GFM team.”

“I am so excited and grateful to be one of the Ernest C. Hynds Jr. Interns this summer,” said Chisholm, a graduate student at East Tennessee State University. “This internship will help me prepare for my second year of graduate school. I am always looking for more opportunities to grow as a writer, advocate and Christian. A position with Good Faith Media will enable me to do all three.”

“It is important for Christians to be involved in thoughtful conversations about the issues and injustices that hinder us from making significant progress toward a more equitable world,” she said. “I appreciate that Good Faith Media has made a conscious effort to generate dialogue about the intersections of religion and social issues through their high-quality media services, and I look forward to being a part of that this summer. Thank you for welcoming me into the Good Faith Media family.”

Gifts to support this ongoing engagement with the next generation of communicators may be made by contacting Mitch Randall (mitch@goodfaithmedia.org) or Autumn Lockett (autumn@goodfaithmedia.org) by email or by phone at 615-627-7763.

Prospective interns may inquire about upcoming internships by contacting GFM at internships@goodfaithmedia.org.

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