Summer Internship Program
As a church we value the presence of our summer interns. We believe that it is a worthy ministry to have the help and enthusiasm of college students, but more importantly, we believe and want to invest in the impact that this experience will have for the future of God’s kingdom.
Each year we seek to recruit and engage college aged interns for ministry over the summer. Typically, these interns will be on staff for a 10-week period beginning in Mid-May, and ending in late July or early August. Exact dates of employment will be negotiated as part of the intern hiring process. Each intern will also be granted one week off at some point during this internship for family vacation.
We evaluate each year our capacity to engage interns with each ministry area and recruit based on the needs of the ministry areas and ability to provide meaningful ministry engagement. For the 2018 Summer Ministry season we are seeking three interns—two to serve in Youth Ministries and one to serve in Worship Arts concentrating on production and design. More detailed descriptions of the specific and general duties are included below.
Compensation is $2,000 for the summer’s work. Reimbursement is provided for mileage and ministry expenses incurred during the internship.
Each intern will work with a direct supervisor in the respective ministry area to set up a plan and specific, measurable goals for the summer program before the internship begins. Interns will be expected to show initiative, leadership, and enthusiasm for their area of ministry. They will take on the running and administration of significant areas of programming in their ministry area. They may be expected to travel as part of their intern experience.
Our summer internships will consist of 30-40-hour work weeks, as negotiated with their supervisor in the Internship Covenant Process. Work hours may consist of evening and weekend hours, as ministry needs require. Housing will not be provided as part of this internship.
Each summer intern class will meet weekly with a member of the Senior Leadership Team as part of the mentoring process. They will covenant to engage together as a cohort group as they explore life in ministry, and learn more about their spiritual gifting. They will be expected, as part of their internship, to engage with assigned reading, research, or other tasks affiliated with their mentoring program.
The intern will be engaging in ministry with the full support of the church. As part of this support, they will take part in a commissioning service at the beginning of the summer, and a post-summer evaluation after their internship.
Summer Internship Ministry Area Descriptions
Youth Ministry- The Intern will serve with the Middle and High School ministry during their summer programming. Ministry in this area will include planning and attending mission trips and youth camps. Interns will also work with the weekly programming of the youth ministry, and plan and chaperone any special events and activities. Part of the internship expectation is that the intern will develop relationships with youth involved at this church and seek to mentor and disciple them.
Worship Arts- The worship arts internship would focus on four major areas: studying reformed principles of worship and liturgical theology; crafting and leading worship services, which includes music leadership; worship team development; and using creative gifts, which may include visual art, photography, dance, drama, or set design. Contact Heather Thomsen Tang for more information.