Thank you for your interest in an internship with Portland Rescue Mission. We have the privilege of serving hundreds of men, women, and children affected by homelessness and addiction every single day. We could not do it without people like you that are willing to serve and give your time. We are excited about this potential partnership with you! Applicants are considered according to need, availability, gifting, faith, gender, and age. Our goal is to best match interns with the opportunities available and to meet the needs of the guests and residents we serve.

Please fill out this application in it's entirety and we will review it and get back to you within a week.

Personal Information


Emergency Contact

Education & Schooling

Internship Requirements

Motivations for Internship

Experience & Interest

Personal Faith

Church Involvement

If you attend a church, please tell us about your participation.

References (Non-Family)

Please provide us with one professional reference and one personal reference. If you are involved in a church, please provide a pastor or ministry leader reference in place of a personal reference.


Please indicate the ideal days and times when you would like your internship to take place.

Homelessness, Addiction & Criminal History

Release from Liability

In the event that I agree to accept a position with Portland Rescue Mission (PRM), I agree that the internship relationship between PRM and me is an at-will relationship and that the internship can be terminated, with or without cause, at any time, at the option of either PRM or myself.

I certify that the information contained in this application is correct. If PRM determines that any of the information submitted in this application or any other documentation that has been given to PRM is false, I may be immediately disqualified from consideration for internship and/or discharged from internship in accordance with PRM policy.

I hereby release PRM from all actions, claims, or demands that I or my representatives now have or may hereafter have for injury, death, or damage to myself and/or my property resulting from my participation in PRM volunteer activities. This includes actions, claims, or demands resulting in whole or in part from the negligence of PRM or its directors, officers, agents, employees, or volunteers. I attest that my attendance and involvement in these activities is voluntary, that I am participating at my own risk, and that I have read the terms and conditions of this release.

I hereby confirm that I have never been convicted of or charged with a violent crime, child abuse or neglect, child pornography, child abduction, kidnapping, rape, or any sexual offense, nor have I ever been ordered by a court to receive psychiatric or psychological treatment in connection therewith.

Volunteers who serve with PRM are occasionally included in PRM publicity, publications, and public relation activities. I grant PRM the irrevocable right to use forever any photographic images and video or audio recordings made during my volunteer activities with PRM, and I agree to appear without pay.

As an intern at PRM, I understand that I may work with donor information, staff information, and resident or guest information that may be confidential in nature. I will not discuss this information with anyone who is not directly involved in these areas. I understand that failure to maintain confidentiality may result in immediate release from my volunteer commitment at PRM. The obligation to comply with this policy continues after my intern commitment with PRM ends.

I hereby grant permission to PRM to investigate the information contained in this application and release PRM and any agents or other persons acting on behalf of PRM from any and all liability relating to any investigation of the information contained in this application.