Guest Safety Services Internship

Who is Mel Trotter Ministries?

We are innovative, empathetic and compassionate difference-makers. We dream and dare more for MTM because all of God’s people deserve more. We walk alongside people as they transform their lives. Do you share our innovative and driven love of people, and do you want to make a difference? Join our team! Together and through the power of Christ, we can do immeasurably more to solve homelessness in our community.

You belong here if:

You are called to make an impact in greater Grand Rapids.
You are called to help men, women and children overcome homelessness.
You see value and potential in every human being no matter how broken they are.
You rejoice in seeing lives transformed forever.
You are called to demonstrate the compassion of Jesus to everyone.


Guest Safety Services Internship

This internship is for welcoming and showing hospitality to our guests, along with ensuring the building is safe and secure. Included is making a positive first impression, demonstrating excellent customer service, maintaining a calm atmosphere, and setting an example of the culture of MTM. This internship also contains some administrative opportunities.


You will learn and get the opportunity to:

(Intern Responsibilities)

  • Ensure the security and safety of our building, grounds, and environment, through excellent attention to detail of our procedures and protocols.
  • Interact positively with staff, visitors, and guests, providing information about Mel Trotter Ministries, escorting people to their destination, and presenting a positive image of MTM.
  • Assist staff, guests, and management throughout the building and grounds as needed.
  • Help guests manage their schedule and activities while they are in the mission. This includes responding to requests, offering assistance, handling mail duties, and ensuring basic needs are met.
  • Perform administrative duties using designated computer software systems, or other method to ensure guest and shift paperwork is completed timely and accurately.
  • Promptly communicate guest issues or concerns with advocates and leadership
  • Assist in the monitoring and reporting of building cleanliness and sanitation issues, and help with cleaning duties as needed (in particular staff storage and office areas)



Bring your strengths:

(Intern Requirements)

  • Currently enrolled in a college/university pursuing a Certification/Associates/Bachelor’s degree in the area of Criminal Justice, Corrections, or likewise field or program
  • Prefer, but not required Certification in CPR and First Aid
  • Some proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel 
  • Preference for availability from 3pm to 8pm



Working Conditions

  • Regular standing, walking, climbing, crouching, bending, pushing, or pulling
  • Understand, speak, read, and write fluent English
  • Required to talk and hear
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Able to use fine motor hand functions
  • Frequently exposed to varying temperatures from below 32 degrees to above 80 degrees

*Applications and resumes are accepted for current positions only.


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