Pure Hope


Dallas, TX &ndash Each year, pureHOPE offers a compelling summer internship designed to train a team of undergraduate students who are passionate about opposing the great evil of our day &ndash modern sex trafficking. It is estimated that as&nbspmany as 300,000 children in America are&nbspvictims&nbspof&nbspsex trafficking&nbspeach year. The organization welcomes applications from mature Christian students from all educational focuses who desire the opportunity to spend a summer understanding the connections between trafficking, porn, the sexualized culture, and what it means to pursue a lifestyle of justice.

&ldquoIt is well recognized that Christians are at the forefront of the anti-trafficking movement,&rdquo explains Noel Bouch&eacute, president of pureHOPE.&nbsp &ldquopureJUSTICE is our vision for the church to become a city on a hill, shining justice and mercy into the darkness of exploitation. &nbsp Our pureJUSTICE internship is key to achieving that vision.&rdquo

The eight-week internship is located in Dallas, Texas and spans June 17 to August 9, 2013 and focuses on Outreach, Professional Development and Spiritual Formation. The pureJUSTICE internship&rsquos purpose is to raise up advocates who are equipped to lead their generation in pursuing holiness and opposing the injustice of commercial sexual exploitation by modeling lives of&nbspeveryday justice.

In an atmosphere of prayer and fellowship, interns will learn about the global sex trade, relevant news, laws and policies, and the basics of rescue and aftercare. &nbspThey will also be given training and experience in research, writing, public speaking, and movement building, as well as have the opportunity to network with experts and activists from across the country. &nbspMost importantly, they will grow in their intimacy with God through&nbspBible study, prayer, worship, and mentoring.

&ldquoThe responsibility you&rsquore given is much greater than in most other internships,&rdquo explains Craig, an intern from Texas A&ampM in 2009.&nbsp &ldquoThe experience equipped me to pursue love, purity and justice in my profession.&rdquo

William from Pittsburg State University attended pureJUSTICE in 2010.&nbsp He explains, &quotIt was a life-changing experience. The pureJUSTICE internship was the best job I’ve ever had. It’s more than an internship, it’s a lifestyle.&quot

Unlike the majority of summer internships, once accepted, interns receive reimbursement for travel to and from Dallas, as well as an $800 stipend to offset food and personal expenses during the program.

Candidates must be between 18 to 23 years of age and enrolled in an undergraduate degree program.&nbsp Applicants need to submit a cover letter, statement of faith, resume and two recommendation letters to Aszia Walker at aszia@purehope.net by Friday March 15, 2013.&nbsp These submissions need to include information that describes your passion for the anti-trafficking movement, relevant skills and how you believe this internship will advance your personal and professional development and goals.&nbsp See http://www.pureHOPE.net/justice for more information.

Founded in 1983, pureHOPE is a Christian non-profit organization that is dedicated to pursuing a world free of sexual exploitation and brokenness by providing Christian solutions in a sexualized culture.&nbsp pureHOPE equips individuals, families and churches to pursue sexual purity and oppose all forms of sexual exploitation. www.purehope.net

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