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The Mustard Seed - Street Level Intern

Feb 07, 2019

The Mustard Seed is a Christian humanitarian organization whose vision is to build community, grow hope and support change. Intentionally following Jesus Christ and partnering with the community, The Mustard Seed combats the root causes of poverty in Alberta and British Columbia and works to create positive, lasting change in the lives of those we serve. The Mustard Seed provides basic services— food, clothing and housing, and support services—education and employment, to those living in poverty within Alberta and British Columbia.



The Mustard Seed’s Street Level Intern will foster a Christ–centered understanding of poverty and homelessness to transform worldviews and mobilize the community. The purpose of the Street Level Intern is to support the staff and the community participants in creating a space where all are welcome, safety and supports are offered and meaningful activities and community involvement are encouraged.



  • Interns will participate in programs which are essential to the alleviation of poverty and homelessness including basic services (food bank depot, meal program, clothing centre). They will also support and run community development programs (coach inner-city baseball team, community gardens and food sustainability, community clean-ups and employment programs).
  • There are three positions (one in each hub listed below), that will be hired from this one posting. Below is a brief description of each hub and some site specific duties as well as the duties listed


The Neighbor Centre (10050 - 81 Ave, Edmonton SW)

  • Encouraging our community to assist in the gardening and flower care, as well as planning our summer BBQ/picnic; planning and facilitating some summer community events with the local business community and our


The Mosaic Centre (12758 Fort Rd, Edmonton NE)

  • Intern Duties – Organize annual block party, Contact Donors for Event, Organize Volunteers for Event; Assist with Community Garden – organize community, planting day, help with mini seminars with regard to canning, medicinal herbs etc.; Organize Summer Clean up Crew – assemble and schedule clean up teams, ensure equipment is available and is returned, cleaning t-shirts, accompany

96 Street Location -Church (10638 - 96 Street, Edmonton NW)

  • Intern Duties – helping at evening meals, assisting in the Food Depot, participating in drop in programs, community garden, after meal community events, organizing baseball league (practices and games) and jam



  • Empathy for the poor and a desire for greater understanding concerning poverty and justice issues in an urban centre
  • Strong computer, communication and conflict resolution skills
  • Strong team building and leadership skills
  • Must be currently enrolled in fulltime in a post-secondary program and fully intending to return to fulltime studies in the fall of 2019
  • Between the ages of 15 - 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment



  • This posting will fill three positions and is temporary from May 7th – August 27th , 2019 and it is a requirement that interns can attend all 16 weeks
  • Evenings and weekends hours maybe required to accommodate the hours of the drop in hubs
  • Working environment will include indoor and outdoor activities, office work on computer, lifting and some travel will be required
  • Moderate physical and mental effort will be required
  • Valid Driver’s License, Driver’s Abstract and Employment Security Check is required
  • As The Mustard Seed is a Christian ministry, we require our employees to be in agreement and to sign our statement of faith
  • Must have legal authorization to work in Canada on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer
  • We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status
  • We are committed to hiring youth under-represented in the job market, such as Indigenous youth, immigrant and refugee youth, youth with disabilities and visible minorities if qualified candidates can be found
  • Position is conditional on government funding and number of hours or weeks may be subject to change


Start date: once a suitable candidate is found


Apply online using our Position Application Form on our Careers page. (


Privacy Policy: The Mustard Seed follows the principles of privacy therefore the privacy policy will be adhered to. We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. The Mustard Seed reserves the right to amend job advertisements. No phone calls please.

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