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Vanderbloemen Search Group - Internship (Unpaid)

Vanderbloemen Search Group
Houston, Texas, United States

Date Posted: 04/16/2018
Categories: Consulting Services - Volunteer Positions
Job Type: N/A

Job Description:



Vanderbloemen is a retained executive search firm, serving churches and Christian organizations in all parts of the United States and internationally. Its central office is in the heart of Houston, Texas. Our clients come from over 50 different denominations or types of churches, as well as Christian non-profits and relief organizations. The firm represents churches ranging in attendance from 70 to over 70,000. Churches such as Life.Church, Willow Creek, Central Christian Church, Harvest Bible Chapel, Cross Church, and Peachtree Presbyterian are representative of those who choose to retain Vanderbloemen to help find key staff. Growth at Vanderbloemen has been both rapid and sustained where future growth is anticipated and planned. This search represents one of several new positions at the firm. 

Vanderbloemen was also recently featured on the cover of Houstonia magazine's Best Places to Work issue:


Vanderbloemen Search Group was recently featured by Houstonia Magazine as one of the "Best Places to Work"


The Vanderbloemen Internship program provides a unique internship experience for those seeking business experience in the faith-based staffing industry.

The prospective Intern will be dedicated to either the Candidate Relations, Data & Technology, or Sales Departments for the duration of the internship. This offers an opportunity to gain valuable, hands-on experience in a team environment. Interns will learn specialty skills within their own departmental focus, but will also have exposure to, and learning from, nearly every area at Vanderbloemen.

The successful candidate will value excellence in all things and will complete projects in a timely and efficient manner.

This is an unpaid internship.


The effective Intern will achieve the following goals during the internship: 

  • Build strong relationships with the VSG team.
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines.
  • Complete projects as assigned by team leaders.

Experience and Skills

The ideal candidate will be a quick learner, team player, and task executor. They will likely have experience working in a church or para-church ministry. Experience in problem solving, customer service, and human resources are also a plus.

Personal Characteristics

  • Passionate about the church and its mission, including those churches that might differ from personal theology.
  • Self-starter – a person who is strongly motivated and shows initiative.
  • Exhibit a spirit of flexibility and is very willing to accept and lead through change.
  • Possesses an aptitude for learning and staying curious.
  • Exudes a strong relational personality towards potential clients and candidates.
  • A demonstrated high level of integrity, guided by a sound set of moral principles.
  • A chemistry that ‘fits’ with the VSG ethos and culture.
  • A strong work ethic and high energy.
  • A ‘get it done’ mentality.
  • A nice, positive attitude.
  • A team player and team builder who focuses on the good of the entire organization and can inspire others to work together to achieve organizational excellence.