Internship Application

This online application will take about 40 minutes for you to complete.  Please make sure you have read and agree with all the required statements listed at the bottom of this document before you begin.  Our application is in-depth because we work with a vulnerable population of clients.  Please take time to consider your answers and provide as much explanation as possible.  Thank you.

Intern Application
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Two references are required. Please provide the Name, Address, Phone and Email for your pastor/spiritual leader and one individual reference. If you are not personally acquainted with your pastor, please list the name of an individual (no related to you) who is familiar with your spiritual maturity.

Please check the boxes below to indicate that you have read and agree with the PRCCO Core Documents provided.

Once you have submitted this application, you will be requested to upload a copy of your current resume along with any required documentation or reference material needed by your educational institution.

Core Documents

Christianity is central to the purpose and mission of the Pregnancy Center. It is the Center’s policy to be staffed, whether by employees or volunteers, with only committed disciples of Jesus Christ. We believe that in order to preserve the function and integrity of the purposes and mission of our organization, and to provide a biblical role model to the clients we serve and members of the community, it is imperative that all persons working at the organization in any capacity, or who serve as volunteers, are to be in agreement with the provisions set forth here and the mission statement and objectives of the Center. Consequently, all employees and volunteers are expected to annually review and affirm his or her agreement with the core documents listed below as a condition of affiliation with the Center, both in terms of doctrinal belief and practical application. Violation of these principles shall constitute cause for discipline up to and including termination.  I Timothy 4:12b and Philippians 1:27

  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the infallible, authoritative Word of God. 2 Tim 3:16-17
  • We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons—The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. John 15:26, John 3:16-17, 1 Cor 8:6
  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His atoning death through His shed blood for the forgiveness of sin, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. Matt 1:23, 1 Cor 15:3b – 4; Act 2:32-33
  • We believe that for the salvation of a lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential, and that this salvation is received through faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, and not as a result of good works. Rom 3:23 Eph 2:8-10, Gal 5:22-23
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life and to perform good works. Acts 1:8, Eph 5:18-19
  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation. 1 Cor 15:21-22, Matt 7:13-14, Rev 20:15
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. John 17:22-23, Eph 4:3


The Nicene Creed

  • I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.
  • I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father; through him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven, and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end.
  • I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets.
  • I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen

We believe that all human life is sacred and created by God in His image. Human life is of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including all pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged and every other stage or condition from conception through natural death. We are therefore called to defend, protect and value all human life. Psalm 119:73, 139:13, Isaiah 44:2 & 24.

We believe God’s plan for human sexuality is to be expressed only within the context of monogamous marriage between a biological male and a biological female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged outside of a marriage between a man and a woman. We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female and these two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. Genesis 1:26-27 and 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6- 9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9.

The statement of faith does not exhaust the extent of our faith. The Bible itself is the sole and final source of all that we believe as interpreted and applied by our governing board. We believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible Word of God and the final authority concerning morality and conduct of mankind. For purposes of the Center’s religious foundations, our board of directors in consultation with Pastoral input is the final interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application.

  • We believe the Bible is the authoritative Word of God and provides guidance for our lives.
  • We are conscious of the fact that everything we do, directly or indirectly, has the potential to reflect upon the Center as a whole.
  • We always conduct ourselves with openness, forthrightness, and honesty in dealing with people and organizations, both internally and externally.
  • We hold ourselves to the highest possible standard of conduct, always striving to avoid even the appearance of impropriety.
  • All our communications are truthful, honest, and accurately describe the services we offer. We operate in accordance with all applicable laws.
  • We respect confidentiality and only disclose information as required by law.
  • We treat others with kindness, compassion and in a caring and courteous manner. We believe in the sanctity of life from the moment of conception to natural death. We oppose abortion under any circumstance.
  • We oppose all forms of abortifacients.
  • We give accurate information about pregnancy, fetal development, lifestyle issues, and related concerns. We do not offer, recommend or refer for abortions or abortifacients, but we are committed to offering accurate information about abortion procedures and risks.
  • We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other. We believe in the sanctity of marriage between one man and one woman as taught in the Bible. Therefore, all staff and volunteers commit to a lifestyle of sexual purity and will refrain from engaging in any sexual relationships outside the bonds of Christian marriage.
  • We live a lifestyle consistent with biblical values.
  • All “conflict of interest” relationships will be avoided with board members, staff, suppliers, those we serve, and other organizations with whom we deal, unless disclosed and approved.
  • No board member, employee or volunteer will accept gifts or favors which might influence the performance of their responsibilities.

I understand that all in-house information pertaining to Pregnancy Resource Centers of Central Oregon (PRCCO), donor-related, client-related and center-related, will remain strictly confidential.  I will keep the said information stated completely confidential.

  • In the event that a member of my family is in the Center and overhears or sees clients present, I promise to inform them that strict confidentiality is required and will request that information is not to be shared with anyone.
  • I will be aware of others in the Center and will not continue conversations that may be heard by other clients or visitors.
  • I will cover up or remove from view any paperwork that may be seen by clients or visitors.
  • While outside the Center, I will not initiate contact with clients or bring up anything that they may have said while with me. If a client initiates contact, I will keep the conversation light and will not let on to others with clients where I know the client
  • To the best of my ability, I will be respectful at all times and will respect the practices, policies and procedures of the Pregnancy Resource Centers of Central Oregon during my employment or volunteer service. 

I understand that all client contact will remain strictly confidential and understand that breach of confidentiality is grounds for immediate probation and/or dismissal, unless required by law.  Further, I will continue to uphold confidentiality even after I am no longer an employee or volunteer

The Pregnancy Resource Centers of Central Oregon is an outreach ministry of Jesus Christ through His Church and is committed to presenting the Gospel of Jesus Christ to women and men involved in planned and unplanned pregnancies – both in word and in deed. Commensurate with this purpose, those who labor as Pregnancy Resource Center board members, employees and volunteers are expected to know Christ as their Savior and Lord. John 14:6

  • Our Centers are committed to providing clients with accurate and complete information about pregnancy, fetal development, lifestyle issues and related concerns.
  • Our Centers do not offer, recommend or refer for abortions, abortifacients or abortion related procedures.
  • Our Centers will provide truthful and honest advertising and communication that accurately describe the services we offer.
  • Our Centers do not discriminate in providing services because of race, color, gender, nationality, ancestry, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, veteran’s status, or any other status protected by law.
  • Our Centers offer assistance free of charge, at all times.
  • Our Centers do not recommend, provide, or refer clients for contraceptives because some contraceptives may act as abortifacients.
  • Our Centers recognize the validity of adoption as one alternative to abortion, but are not biased toward adoption when compared to the other life-saving alternatives. Our Centers are independent of adoption agencies, relating to them in the same manner as to other helpful referral sources and receive no payment of any kind from these agencies and do not enter into contractual relationships with them. Adoption agencies are not established under the auspices of our centers. Our Centers neither initiate nor facilitate independent adoptions, though they may refer for independent adoptions in states where it is legal.
  • Our Centers are committed to treating our clients with kindness, compassion and in a caring manner, always providing honest and open answers.
  • Our Centers are committed to providing all medical services, including pregnancy tests and ultrasounds, in accordance with all applicable laws, and in accordance with pertinent medical standards, under the supervision and direction of a licensed physician.
  • Our Centers are committed to upholding all PHI regulations and all client information will be held in strict and absolute confidence. Releases and permissions are obtained appropriately. Client information is only disclosed as required by law and when necessary to protect the client or others against imminent harm.
  • Our Centers are committed to providing a safe environment by screening all volunteers and staff interacting with clients.
  • Our Centers are governed by a board of directors and are committed to operating in accordance with our articles of incorporation, by-laws, and stated purpose and mission.
  • Our Centers are committed to comply with applicable legal and regulatory requirements regarding employment, fundraising, financial management, taxation and public disclosure, including the filing of all applicable government reports in a timely manner.
  • Our Centers are committed to providing all of our staff, board members and volunteers appropriate training to uphold these standards.

In 1995, after five years of planning, we opened our first Center in Madras. We were first known as Crisis Pregnancy Center, but in time changed our name to the Pregnancy Resource Centers of Central Oregon to better describe the wide variety of services we offer. Our Madras Center closed briefly, but reopened in 2022., and we currently operate four Centers: Bend, Madras, Redmond, Prineville. We are a faith-based organization and are not affiliated with religious entities and offer services freely to all who enter our doors.  Our mission is to equip individuals to choose life affirming values for themselves, their pregnancies and their relationships.

Volunteer Supported: The employees and volunteers of our community-supported Centers have been effective at impacting lives on a one-on-one basis. We offer practical and spiritual support that has helped many women who are facing a possible planned or unplanned pregnancy. We provide services to every person who comes through our doors and serve every man, woman or child without regard to finances, religion or socio-economic status. Our vision is to see lives transformed and we accomplish that through one-on-one personal relationships with our clients.

Our Clients: Men and women utilize the services of the Pregnancy Resource Center.  The women facing unplanned pregnancies represent a wide variety of demographics. She might be homeless or live with her parents, she may be working or looking for work, happy to be pregnant or still unsure, 14 years old or 45, fearful, joyful, nervous, desperate or crying, we see them all.  Her pregnancy may be planned or unplanned. Whether she visits a center in Bend, Madras, Prineville or Redmond she will receive a warm, friendly welcome without being judged. All clients will be listened to with compassion and she will receive truthful, accurate and complete information. Without regard to the pregnancy decision, we are here to support and encourage our clients as they enter the next phase of life. We do not offer, recommend or refer for abortions, the abortion pill, abortifacients or contraceptives.

Our Services: All of our services are offered free of charge. We offer medical grade pregnancy testing, limited obstetrical ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins, options consultations, parenting education and resources for medical and community services.  We provide information on sexually transmitted infections, food, clothing and supplies for mom and baby. For the men who are looking for direction during this season of their lives, we have a Fatherhood Coaching program that provides a safe place to ask questions and prepare for the changes that come with being a father. Every person who walks in the door of a Pregnancy Resource Center will have the opportunity to receive ongoing emotional support and spiritual encouragement that will give them the ability to continue making wise decisions for the future. One of our clients said it best, “You were there when I had nowhere else to go.  You helped me think through all my options and allowed me to see that I could really do this”.

Our Finances: The Pregnancy Resource Centers of Central Oregon is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is under the governance of a Board of Directors. We do not take money from the local, state or federal government that would limit our ability to share the gospel, but are fully financed through the monthly pledges of our regular donors and the special gifts we receive from businesses or others.

Vision Mission and Pillars of Success
  • Our vision is to transform Central Oregon one life at a time.
  • The mission of the Pregnancy Resource Centers of Central Oregon is to equip individuals to choose life affirming values for themselves, their pregnancies and their relationships.
  • Our pillars of success are: Jesus Christ, Integrity, Relationship and Simplicity.
  • CARENET: CareNet is an umbrella ministry with approximately 1,000 local Centers under their care.  Any local Pregnancy Resource Center can voluntarily become an affiliate of Care Net if they agree to comply with Care Net’s high standards of service. 
  • NIFLA: The National Institute of Life Advocates (NIFLA) is a similar national pro-life umbrella organization.  NIFLA specializes its services to assist and empower Pregnancy Resource Centers who provide medical services, primarily ultrasound exams.  The service NIFLA provides in this regard is unmatched.  Many of the best Centers in the nation are affiliates of both Care Net and NIFLA, as their services are different and complementary. 
  • Heartbeat International: Heartbeat International is the first network of pro-life pregnancy resource centers founded in the U.S. (1971), and it is now the most expansive network in the world. Heartbeat has over 2,800 affiliated pregnancy help locations including pregnancy help medical clinics (with ultrasound), resource Centers, maternity homes, and adoption agencies in more than 60 countries around the world to provide alternatives to abortion.
  • OPCA: The Oregon Pregnancy Center Association is driven by a single goal; to do their part in making Oregon Pregnancy Resource Centers a better place for all – employees, volunteers, patients and clients. They strive to build productive relationships, share knowledge, improve the quality of services offered in our communities and make a positive impact with encouragement and prayer.
Governing Body

The Pregnancy Resource Centers of Central Oregon is a 501c3 non-profit charitable corporation governed by an elected Board of Directors.  The Board of Directors shall operate pursuant to the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws of the organization.