Come serve the Lord with Righteous Rides, and use your gifts in our internship program! Interns learn valuable career skills through Biblical mentorship and on-the-job training, while also giving back to missionary families. Interns love Righteous Rides because of our hands-on learning style, relaxed work environment, and passionate staff. Submit your internship application below!
Slideshow of Previous Interns
Hudson Dillard. Summer 2019. Engineering major at Letourneau University.
“Righteous Rides is full of people who are intentional about their work, their coworkers, and the missionaries they serve. And it is a pleasure to serve with them.”
Noah Armistead. Summer 2019 AND 2020. Engineering major at Messiah College.
“It has been a joy to use my talents to serve the lord at Righteous Rides. Praying with missionaries has been a big highlight for me.”
Jonathan Vecseri. Summer 2019. Engineering major at LeTourneau University.
“It’s been a blessing to hear all the stories of missionaries being touched by our ministry.”
Jordan Stafford. Summer 2019 AND 2020. Writing major at Maryville College.
“I loved this internship. I learned so much, and I couldn’t be more thankful for all the sweet people at Righteous Rides.”
Daniel R. Summer 2018. Automotive Technology major at the University of Central Missouri at Warrensburg.
“Being an intern at Righteous Rides this past summer was a great experience. The volunteers made me feel welcomed and appreciated.”
Matthias. Summer 2018. Automotive Engineering Technology major at Indiana State University.
“My summer internship at Righteous Rides was the best summer I’ve ever had. It was a great way to receive hands-on experience.”
Jonathan detailing a car in the garage.
Jordan, Hudson, and Noah hanging out in the garage. Summer 2019.
Noah learning about engine maintenance from experienced mechanic Thavuis Lewis.
Jonathan preparing a van for the next missionary family.
Noah assisting Lead Mechanic Fred Tuggy in the shop.
Fred Tuggy and Hudson Dillard working in the shop.
Fred Tuggy and Hudson Dillard working in the shop.
Jonathan working on tires in the back.
Jonathan and Noah working on a donated VW Beetle in the shop.
Our Summer Intern team 2020. Wil, Daniel, Noah, and Jordan.
Shop interns hanging out with Shop Operations Manager Keith Kersting
Wil and Keith checking out cars online
Noah praying with missionaries
Daniel on his way to pick up a Jeep
Jordan working on our monthly newsletter
Internship Job Descriptions
Automotive Maintenance / Trainee Mechanic Intern
Work in the shop with our Chief Mechanic learning basic auto mechanic skills like how to change oil, rotate tires, pull an engine, clean an engine, and the general maintenance of a fleet. There will also be opportunities to learn about car detailing which includes vacuuming, glass cleaning, touching up seats and appliances, and taking care of headlights, taillights, and exterior trim, as well as washing and drying the exterior. Shop interns may be asked to help with cleaning the garage, organizing items, and recording information about maintenance on the fleet. We ask for enthusiasm, a willingness to learn, and a servant mindset.
[Majors that match: Automotive, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, Collision Repair Tech]
Writing and Marketing Intern
Work in the office under the direction of our administrative leadership creating marketing materials, writing content for newsletters, designing newsletters, writing blog entries to be published on the website, and interviewing staff and missionaries. Learn how to use applications such as Sway, WordPress, Google Analytics, Microsoft Publisher/LucidPress, and NEON (a nonprofit CRM). During the internship there may be the opportunity to send professional email communications, track metrics on a website, and work on promotional items for Righteous Rides.
[Majors that match: English, Digital / Writing Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Public Relations]
Event Planning Intern
Be involved in the planning, marketing, and supervision of events for Righteous Rides, such as donation drives, fundraisers, donor and volunteer appreciation events, and outreach to the community. Practice good budgeting skills, maintain accurate records, engage in partner relationship development, and serve as a liaison and ambassador for Righteous Rides.
[Majors that match: Hospitality Management, Event Planning, Business / Business Administration, Marketing, Public Relations]
Graphic Design Intern
Create engaging visual content and design materials to advertise Righteous Rides through a variety of mediums (print, digital, web, video, social media, etc). Create graphics and event materials, and assist with updating our website utilizing WordPress.
[Majors that match: Graphic Design, Web Design, Digital Media, 3D Graphics, Animation, Art]
Social Media / Digital Fundraising Intern
Work on projects dealing with social media and digital campaigns and analyze digital marketing tactics. Post to and update the Righteous Rides social media channels, market special events, establish fundraising campaigns on social media, and increase donor and missionary engagement through a texting service.
[Majors that match: Social Media Marketing, Business, (Digital) Marketing, Communications, Media Strategist]
Assist with accounting, bookkeeping, and financial tasks. This includes, but is not limited to, cataloging and organizing invoices, keeping financial records, and expediting weekly billing and donation processing. The accounting intern may also be involved in the management of vehicle fees and tolls.
[Majors that match: Accounting, Public Accounting, Corporate or Business Accounting]
Executive Assistant Intern
Assist the Executive Director of Righteous Rides. Help oversee general business administration, perform select financial functions, perform select secretarial functions, act as a liaison with donors and partners, and coordinate with employees and volunteers to maintain daily operations. Aid the Executive Director with any ongoing projects or needs.
[Majors that match: Business, Office Administration, Business Management, HR Management]
Information Technology / Web Development Intern
Roll out software updates to Righteous Rides hardware, and research and install products to improve the company. Troubleshoot technological problems, code for the website, introduce new products and train employees on how to use them, and instruct employees in good technological practices.
[Majors that match: Computer Science, Information Technology, Web Development, Computer Network Management]
What is room and board like? We will contact you with information about housing accommodations once you have completed the application process. In previous years, interns have been housed with local families that support our ministry, and in a volunteer center for another local Christian ministry.
Will I be payed? Interns are given a small stipend for working 40 hours a week.
What are the working conditions? You will either be working in the office (in a cubicle) or in the automotive shop on your feet. Both positions work 8:00am-4:00pm, and optionally on the weekend.
Office: Work spaces are clean and bright and you will be provided with a desk and a computer if you should need one. There are other volunteers and employees around to answer any of your questions.
Shop: Work in a garage with other volunteer mechanics.
Will I have coworkers? Yes. There will be staff, missionary staff, volunteers, and potentially other interns.
Does the position have a title? Yes. We will work with you on a suitable title for the type of work you are expected to perform.
Is the area safe? Truesdale is a bedroom community of St. Louis with a low crime rate.
Will I be required to travel? Most likely you will not be required to travel. In certain situations, specifically for writing interns, you could be sent to one of our hub locations.
Will I have my own bylines? Yes. You will have the opportunity to be published with bylines on our website, in our newsletter, in blog posts, and in marketing materials.
What sort of writing samples should I send? Please send writing samples that showcase your abilities in journalism, blogging, and marketing. If you have worked for a school newspaper or magazine, articles you have published or edited would be excellent submissions. If you have written your own blog, a link to the website is acceptable. If you do not have any work that is published, please send a copy of two essays you have written instead.