Good Faith Media’s Ernest C. Hynds Jr. internship program was launched in September 2020.
A gift by the foundation of First Baptist Church of Athens, Georgia, established the GFM internship program to honor the memory of Ernest C. Hynds Jr. (1930-2015), a longtime church leader and professor emeritus of journalism at the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication where he worked for 43 years, including a decade as head of the journalism department.
Interns work with GFM staff on a variety of projects and initiatives, which are discussed and planned based on organizational needs, as well as the intern’s interests and/or degree program requirements.
GFM internships offer a well-rounded program to engage in activities that connect with interns’ interests and abilities, while also offering new experiences and forming new skill sets. Opportunities can include research and writing news and opinion for both print and digital publication, engaging in social media campaigns, and producing podcast episodes and/or short video productions.
“An internship with Good Faith Media is equal parts fun and rewarding. The staff cultivates a welcoming and friendly space for their interns. Everyone is super helpful and provided me many opportunities to develop my writing and communication skills. I was also afforded the chance to host episodes of a podcast, learn about book publishing, and practice using programs like Hootsuite. The internship offers flexibility for students to choose what projects to tackle or what topics to explore. I also enjoyed being a part of an organization that is open to discussing important topics relating to social justice. “
“Good Faith Media was the perfect fit for my internship needs. As an MDiv. student who is still discerning where my future vocation might be, GFM gave me many opportunities to practice theology in a public forum and develop my voice outside of the academy. I recommend an internship at Good Faith Media for anyone who is interested in finding out more about doing public theology in a collaborative team setting.”
“My experience with Good Faith Media was rewarding and enriching. I was given ample opportunity to stretch my writing skills as well as encouragement and affirmation along the way. Working with the staff at GFM was helpful in that I was able to see what a career in media might look like and I was given a space to further discern my calling as a writer. I would recommend anyone who is interested in writing, publishing, and creating other types of media content apply for the Ernest C. Hynds Jr. Internship.”
GFM offers fall, spring and summer internships to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as those who have recently completed degree programs.
GFM uses a virtual office approach, with staff members in multiple states across the U.S., so interns work remotely from wherever they live, engaging with staff members via phone, email and video conferencing. Limited travel may be involved in some situations.
A stipend is provided. Any work-related expenses are paid by GFM.
To apply, email a resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the internship program, along with any personal areas of interest and/or academic program requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions may be submitted to the same email.
Application deadlines are:
Fall semester: July 2
Spring semester: October 15
Summer: March 1