Machaela Murrell and Christine Young are Good Faith Media’s Ernest C. Hynds Jr. Interns for fall 2022, beginning their internship on September 1.

GFM’s internship program was launched in the fall semester of 2020, and brief reflections from previous interns about their experience are available here.

Murrell is from Durham, North Carolina, and a rising junior at Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina. She is an accounting major with a developing interest in the media industry and the diverse areas surrounding it.

“I am very grateful for this opportunity to work with Good Faith Media, and I am looking forward to gaining a deeper perspective of how media can help shed light on both the pillars of the Christian faith and the social aspects of today’s world,” she said. “I also hope to improve my writing and communication skills so that I can be better equipped for wherever my future career path will take me.”

Young is based in Toronto and a recent graduate of York University. Her current work with a human rights center strives to defend and protect equity at home and overseas.

“I’m absolutely thrilled to be joining the Good Faith Media community as an intern this fall,” she said. “I’m very excited to learn from a team that is deeply passionate about advocacy and justice. I look forward to growing as a writer, exploring critical discourse, and supporting and building progressive social change through the lens of faith.”

An initial naming gift from the foundation of First Baptist Church of Athens, Georgia, where Ernest Hynds was a beloved member, helped establish the internship program. Hynds was a professor and department head in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia.

“Good Faith Media has been extremely blessed with our Ernest C. Hynds, Jr, Internship Program. Throughout the first several years, talented and thoughtful people of faith have found their way into our program,” said GFM CEO Mitch Randall. “We are very excited that Christine Young and Machaela Murrell will be joining this growing list of exceptional thinkers and writers.”

Gifts to support this ongoing engagement with the next generation of communicators may be made by contacting Mitch Randall by email ( or by phone at 615-627-7763.

Prospective interns may learn more about the internship program here, and can inquire about upcoming internships by contacting GFM at

The deadline to apply for the spring 2023 internship is October 15.

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