SPRING / SUMMER 2019
We believe in equipping and empowering the next generation of leaders for life and ministry inside and outside of the church. Whether you are interested in exploring your ministry calling and purpose, discovering your God-given gifts and talents, need to gain some practical hands on professional work experience, or simply wanting to grow in your faith by immersing yourself in God’s heart and mission — we’ve got an internship for you.
Learn more and apply below.
Our unpaid internships are designed to give an immersive and up-close experience in vocational ministry by providing a dynamic mix of theological education, spiritual formation and practical hands-on experience that will strengthen your ministry gifts and clarify your missional calling in life. Throughout the internship you will have an opportunity to:
Explore personal calling & vocational discernment
Get practical hands-on professional and ministry experience and training by engaging in a variety of meaningful ministry-related roles and responsibilities
Receive mentorship, coaching and spiritual direction by pastoral staff and key leaders
Experience firsthand the inner workings of a variety of aspects of our church organization
Opportunity to attend leadership gatherings and meetings with Pastors and staff
Do you fit the role?
We believe culture and fit is so important to the success of any job or position. If you can answer ‘yes’ or want to answer ‘yes’ to most of these questions, then there’s a good chance you’ll get a lot out of the internship.
Do you thrive in new, diverse and rapidly evolving environments where you are constantly being challenged to grow professionally and spiritually?
Are you a calculated risk-taker who loves starting new initiatives and also creating the structures and systems to grow and sustain them?
Do you love learning, receiving feedback, pursuing excellence, solving problems and thinking out-of-the-box to keep things fresh and always improving?
Do you have a collaborative working style and enjoy team dynamics?
Are you detailed oriented and self motivated with strong verbal and written communication skills?
Do you have a strong commitment to personal integrity, faithfulness, spiritual formation and wholeness?
Do you care about diversity and are a culturally competent individual who thrives in multicultural environments?
Take a look at the following internship opportunities and see if there’s something that resonates with you. If you don’t see something that quite fits, but you’re still interested in finding a way to intern with us, shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COMMUNICATIONS & SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN
Create and send weekly email newsletter & special email campaigns
Post updates and announcements to website, church app, Facebook and Instagram
Write and curate compelling content for website & social media channels
Work with design teams to create necessary graphics for web, social media and Sunday media slides
Develop a social media strategy and assist with planning and executing marketing campaigns
Manage our church CRM database
GRAPHIC DESIGN & VIDEO PRODUCTION INTERN
Assist with creating graphics and implementing branding assets to be leveraged across multiple mediums and channels
Work with media team to film, create and edit video content for social media platforms
Assist with recording sermons on Sundays and at other key events and activities
Take photos at events to be leveraged for web and social media platforms
Work with communications and social media teams to develop coordinated marketing campaigns
EVENT PRODUCER & EXPERIENCE DESIGN INTERN
Assist in designing, coordinating and executing the Sunday worship experience from start to finish
Coordinate and manage Sunday ministry volunteer teams
Work closely with pastors, worship director, ministry leads and A/V production team to ensure that everything from setup to hospitality to programming to cleanup is aligned and executed
Assist in planning and coordinating logistics for other Sunday events, ie: Next Steps class, Education Ministry, church-wide leadership gatherings, and Fourth Sunday Serve
Help coordinate and plan other church-wide events & activities
community development & STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS INTERN
Foster strategic partnerships and alliances with other community organizations, businesses and non-profits that can advance the common good in our cities
Assist with establishing and organizing short-term and long-term serving opportunities and partnerships for Fourth Sunday Serve
Research and survey current needs in surrounding communities and help develop solutions, programs and ministries that can address them
Bring in key community leaders and voices to share, speak and train our church on social issues and initiatives around community development, diversity, reconciliation and justice
U-DISTRICT OUTREACH & community catalyst INTERN
Help develop and oversee student outreach initiatives at the University of Washington
Lead and execute grassroots marketing and promotional campaigns on campus
Build relationships to foster a culture of diversity and inclusion with key student leaders, groups and clubs
Establish strategic partnerships with surrounding churches and non-profits
Help launch new co-ops and coordinate key events and activities in the community
Assist in programming Sunday services and supporting ministry teams and volunteers
CHILDREN & YOUTH MINISTRY INTERN
Assist with leading, teaching and facilitating children’s ministry on Sunday mornings
Research, develop and prep kids curriculum, crafts and other creative activities
Work with children’s ministry directors to develop a strategy for reaching more children & youth
Participate in special events and activities
Assist with scheduling, training, supporting and recruiting children’s volunteers
Internship Dates & Application Deadlines
Exact internship start/end times, amount of hours, and specific roles/responsibilities can be customized and adapted accordingly on a case-by-case basis. Internships generally require a commitment of anywhere from 10-20 hours per week and are typically unpaid.
Spring Internship: April 1 - June 30. Application deadline is March 24
Summer Internship: July 1 - September 30. Application deadline is June 2