The Metro Relief Internship program is a life-changing opportunity for motivated young adults (or others) to do hands-on urban mission work.

Every week, Metro Relief offers hope and resources to communities in need across the Dallas Metroplex. As an intern at Metro Relief, you will participate in serving these communities and receive mentoring and discipleship from our staff as you develop your professional skills and experience.

Interns needed!

Interns needed

We are accepting applications for our Summer 2024 internships NOW! All applications and supporting materials are due by March 1st, 2024

As a Metro Relief intern you will:


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Take on challenging and meaningful work assignments while developing your technical skills and gaining valuable hands-on experience.


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Participate in weekly intern cohort sessions geared towards your professional development - networking, career coaching and more.


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Form valuable connections and build your professional network at a ‘best in class’ homelessness non profit.

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While there are various areas of focus, every Intern will be serving the needs of our guests experiencing homelessness and poverty directly, serving at outreaches on a regular basis.

In addition to supporting weekly outreaches, interns will choose an area of focus, such as outreach, guest care, development, international, communications, and volunteer engagement.



Interns work closely with the Outreach Team and are equipped with the skills to lead areas of service within Outreach including leading the outreach preparation, volunteers, and specific service… areas… onsite while providing compassionate care to our guests. The ultimate goal is to develop skills for an intern to lead a full day of outreach depending on the length of the internship.

Guest Services

Guest Services

Interns are equipped with the skills to engage directly with guests experiencing homelessness and poverty to offer encouragement, hope, prayer, ongoing care coordination, and practical connections to resources.



Interns help build partnerships with our donors to connect them to what is happening on the street and be sure that the quality of care we provide our outreach guests extends to our donors as well. Interns are… equipped with the skills to engage directly with donors, create and implement fundraising strategies, host donors at outreaches, and learn about donor management, appreciation, stewardship, etc.



Interns work closely with the Communications Team to help our audience to better understand the challenges of homelessness through education and storytelling, as well as, supporting… organizational marketing initiatives for fundraising, partnerships, and events. These interns can gain experience in content creation, digital marketing strategies, photography, video editing, website maintenance, Google Analytics/Google Ads, etc.



Interns have the option to work with our 25 in 5 strategy across the United States and the World. Potentially Interns will participate in global outreach projects to Greece, Scotland and other countries in Europe.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions we haven't covered below, please reach out to us here.

  • Where do I go to sign up for volunteer hours/community service?

    To sign up to volunteer please follow this link to Join Our Bus. This page will direct you to a place where you can reserve your bus seat for the day you wish to volunteer. 

    For community service hours please contact us at  

  • Where do I go to donate?

    Click on DONATE at the top right of the HOME page, it will assist you from there.

    To donate for specific needs, visit our Gift Catalog. Listed are 15 areas in which we provide help to those experiencing homelessness. 

    For item donations please visit our office, we are open Monday-Friday from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. 

  • I need help! Someone I know needs help!

    If there is needed support in accessing resources such as social services, a food pantry, emergency shelters, assistance with rent or utility bills, childcare, or senior services, please call 211. This number works from any available phone and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

    Metro Relief collaborate with the following partners and resources:

    Domestic violence/abuse

    National Hotline – 800-799-7233 Text START to 88788

    Denton County Friends of the Family – 

    Genesis Women’s Shelter – 

    Stronger Women of Plano – 

    Asylum and refugee issues

    LULAC (Latin American resources) – 

    Catholic Charities of Dallas Refugee Services – 

    Legal Services – 

    Under 18s

    Transitional housing for teens –

    Home for pregnant teens – 

    Teens to young adults – 

    City House – 

    Human trafficking/Slavery

    National Hotline – Call: 1-888-373-7888 (TTY: 711) Text: 233733

    Unbound Now North Texas (Tarrant, Denton, Johnson, Hood, Somervelle, Erath) – 24/7 Crisis & Referral Line: (817) 668-6462

    Rescue Her –  

    Location - Denton

    Salvation Army McKinney (940) 566-3800

    Monsignor King Outreach (940) 514-1007

    Location - Dallas

    Austin Street Shelter (214) 428-4242

    The bridge (214) 670 - 1507

    Salvation Army Dallas (214) 424-7000

    Dallas Life (214) 421-1380

    Union Gospel Mission (214) 638-2988

    Self Harm

    National Suicide Prevention Hotline – 988

    Suicide and Crisis Center of North Texas – 

    American Foundation of Suicide Prevention – 

    Denton County Mental Health – 

    Women in prostitution/Sex industry

    Emergency housing and help – 

    Prostitution Diversion Initiative (Dallas County) – 

Metro Relief INTERNSHIPS - VISTA (The Colony, TX)


Metro Relief is looking for 2 One Year Full Time Americorps INTERNS (known as VISTA's) to join our team. Details from October 2024

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of the homeless?  Watch this space. 

Metro Relief Grant Compliance VISTA (The Colony, TX)

Please review the VISTA benefits below.

In-service benefits include:

• Relocation allowance of $0.40 per mile and a settling-in allowance of $750.00, if moving more than 50 miles for VISTA service

• Bi-weekly living allowance based on county 

• Access to the AmeriCorps VISTA Healthcare Program

• A childcare allowance, if eligible

• 10 paid vacation and 10 paid sick leave days

• Student loan deferment/forbearance on qualified federal student loans

Post-service benefits include:

• Interest paid on qualified federal student loans by the National Trust

• Your choice of $6,345 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award or a $1,806 end-of-service stipend

• One year of non-competitive eligibility for federal government positions

Applicants MUST apply via my AmeriCorps Portal. Click the 'Apply now' button below.


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Please specify which cohort you are interested in*

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Highest Level of Education*

Are you currently enrolled in school? If so, where? What is your focus of study?*

Do you attend a church? Tell is about your faith.

How did you hear about the Metro Relief Internship Program?

Preferred Department for Internship Focus:

If you have an interest in more than one, please select multiple and in the additional information section indicate your top choice.

Additional Information*
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To have your application conisdered, please upload and attach your documents OR if you prefer to email them, please email

Please note: you must still complete the rest of the webform. Thank you.

  1. Resume

    Please include any relevant volunteer experience in your church or community service.

  2. Short Essay

    In 500 words or less, please describe why you want to intern with Metro Relief



  3. Two Letters of Recommendation

    Preferably, One Academic or Professional, and One Pastoral or Personal.


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