Specialized Ministry Internship: Living River: A Retreat on the Cahaba, Montevallo AL
Timeframe: Summer (May 15 – July 15)
Description: Looking for an exciting summer ministry that provides the opportunity to witness the kingdom of heaven right here on earth?
The Living River Summer Camp Program Director supervises the day-to-day activities of counselors and campers, interfaces with all departments and weekly volunteer Spiritual Formation Directors to provide transformative summer camp ministry. Specifically, the Program Director will:
– Participate in planning and leading summer staff training, including strong spiritual formation component
– Actively engage counselors & camper small groups
– Collaborate with weekly volunteer Spiritual Formation Directors in implementing planned ministry
– Regularly observe & evaluate counselors, participating in formal summer staff evaluation process
– Provide needed support & direction to counselors
– Readily assist counselors with difficult campers
– Handle performance issues in an appropriate manner
– Encourage creativity and fun
– Ensure healthy & safe camp environment
A stipend is available as well as housing and meals. Staff training starts May 15, residential camp begins June 2 concluding June 30, followed by 2 weeks of outreach daycamp.
Interested students should contact Rev. Betty Angelini, email@example.com
Congregational Church Planting Internship, Ormewood Church, Decatur GA
Timeframe: full year
Description: This internship will provide experience in the ministry of new church development. Ormewood Church is a new PC(USA) church plant in Ormewood Park, a growing community sandwiched between Grant Park and East Atlanta Village in SE Atlanta. Please see the attached description for more details.
Interested students should contact Rev. Jenelle Holmes with a cover letter and resume: firstname.lastname@example.org
Specialized Ministry Internship, Interfaith Worker Justice Seminary Summer Program
Description: Interfaith Worker Justice is a network of people of faith, worker centers, and worker rights advocates that calls upon our religious values in order to educate, organize, and mobilize the religious community across the United States on issues and campaigns that will improve wages, benefits, and conditions for workers, and give voice to workers, especially low‐wage workers. Our summer interns become partners in our work from June to August, helping mobilize people of faith for timely direct action. Interns make phone calls, craft literature, engage in one on one meetings with community and religious leaders, meet with local union representatives, organize events and attend meetings as a member of Interfaith Worker Justice. We desire a student who is well‐versed in politics, history, and economics and is capable of interpreting public affairs theologically.
Interested students should send a cover letter and resume to Anna Rubin, email@example.com
Congregational and Camp Internship, Steelville Presbyterian Church / Mound Ridge Camp, Steelville, MO
Description: This internship would provide an opportunity for someone wanting to learn the dual roles of Church Ministry and Camp Ministry. The church portion of the internship would provide the intern with experience in community outreach, pastoral care, preaching, and Vacation Bible School. The Camp portion would provide an introduction to all that Camp Ministry entails. The camp portion of the internship would be from July 2-22, and the rest of the time would be at the church. The camp is 14 minutes away from Steelville, where housing would be provided in a fully furnished manse. Intern will have to provide their own transportation.
Job Description and Application Form: Gibbs Fund for the Education of Young Ministers Summer Internship Description
Interested students should fill out the above application, and submit it to Rev. Wendy Downing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Ministry Internship, Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church, Augusta GA
Description: Reid Memorial seeks a Seminary Student with interest in youth ministry to serve as Youth Ministry Intern. The Seminary Intern will also be encouraged to work with the Senior Pastor to seek additional experiences as time permits in a ministry area of interest. Major responsibilities will include:
• Help plan and lead the Middle School Magical Mystery Tour, a trip that is part mission, part fun, and designed to have kids step out of their comfort zones (June 9-13). Intern will be responsible for completely planning one afternoon’s activities.
• Attend as a leader and assistant on the High School Mission trip to Porch de Solomon in Panajachel, Guatemala (June 17-June 24).
• Attend as a leader on the High School Conference at Montreat (July 9-15).
• Attend as a leader and helper on the Middle School Conference at Montreat Middle School at Maryville College (July 19-23)
• Assist the staff of Vacation Bible School during the week of VBS (June 5-9) and the Director of Christian Education in the organizing and preparation leading up to VBS.
• Plan and assist with summer activities such as day trips, fellowship events and other events. The intern will be responsible for the planning and implementing of one student event in late July/early August that is both mission and fun.
• Make individual contact with the youth for the purpose of building supportive relationships, encouragement and evangelism.
• Assist in youth Sunday school as directed by the Director of Youth Ministries, teaching occasionally.
• Create a bi-monthly emailed newsletter for youth and their families.
• Attend worship weekly (Seminary students will be invited to participate in worship and preach at least once during the summer).
• Attend weekly staff meetings on Tuesday morning.
• Meet weekly with the Pastor and the Director of Youth Ministries.
• Meet with other staff members including for training and leadership, as appropriate.
Interested students should contact Rev. Dr. Matt Rich: email@example.com
Congregational Internship, Stockbridge First United Methodist Church, Stockbridge, GA
Timeframe: Summer, Fall/Spring, and full year formats available
Description: This internship position is catered to the student based on their own unique gifts, passions, and calling. Our church offers internship opportunities in a wide variety of areas with experienced staff: Adult Ministry, Worship Ministry, Young Adult Ministry, Youth Ministry, Children Ministry, and Outreach Ministry.
Interested students should contact Mrs. Diane Benzon: firstname.lastname@example.org
Internship and Summer Fellowship for Public Witness, Office of Presbyterian Witness, Washington DC
Description: This ministry is structured to provide opportunities for young adults to experience a broad range of experiential, professional, and vocational learning in the ecumenical and interfaith political advocacy community in Washington, DC. This is an excellent training ground for students to learn more about social justice work as well as explore strategies for activism and advocacy in the twenty-first century. This experiential opportunity allows your students to gain heighten exposure and knowledge concerning opportunities as they discover a wide variety of ministry options. A major focus is to empower Presbyterians to exercise their rights and responsibilities as Christian citizens to speak truth to power.
Interested students should contact internship coordinator Nora Leece: email@example.com
Congregational Internship, Old Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church, Laurinburg, NC
Description: Old Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church (founded 1797) in Laurinburg, N.C. is seeking the services of a seminarian for a TEN week mentored internship. OLHPC is a congregation of some 120 members—vibrant, embracing, seeking and somewhat eclectic—offering both a traditional and non-traditional process of ministry. Rather than “play church,” the membership works to “be” church.
The internship will cover part of a period when the Pastor is on sabbatical and so will be guided by three retired pastors whose ministerial experiences with students and associates is substantial. The intern will be expected to assume a full spectrum of pastoral roles–regularly leading worship, preaching occasionally (not fewer than 3 times), visitation, education and youth involvement, as well as immersion in the greater community. Study and reflection on experience will be guided. Housing is provided as is a generous stipend of $5000.
Check out Old Laurel Hill’s Facebook page for more!
Serious inquiries and application should be directed to the Pastor, The Rev. Decherd Guess at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Internship in Mission and Outreach OR Christian Discipleship, Covenant Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, NC
Timeframe: Summer 2017
Description: Covenant Presbyterian Church seeks summer interns who wish to learn about and engage in the ministry of Christian discipleship in the context of a large, urban Presbyterian congregation.
The summer interns for Mission and Outreach and Christian Discipleship will enjoy a broad range of experiences in ministry, and should be committed to growing in a life of Christian faith and interested in exploring how to help children, youth, and adults grow in their journeys of faith.
Interested students should send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com by February 28
Congregational Internship, Peace Presbyterian Church, Lakewood Ranch, FL
Description: Still a relatively new church (chartered in 2009), Peace is growing steadily, building a first sanctuary in 2017, developing a strong congregation of retirees and young families, and seeking more pastoral leadership to support the head of staff who has been with the congregation from the beginning — 11 years. Our worship service is lively and liturgical, with weekly communion and a spectrum of music from Glory to God. This position would allow opportunity to preach, offer pastoral care, teach, engage mission and social justice, see a building program at work, build relationships with youth, and offer guidance to us in our social media outreach. Our great need is the vibrant Christian witness and perspective of a younger person in ministry.
Interested students should contact Rev. Elizabeth Deibert: firstname.lastname@example.org
Congregational Internship, Faith Presbyterian Church, Rincon, GA
Description: Faith Presbyterian is looking for an intern with theater experience who can help us live our DREAM with a two week theater camp from July 10-21. The congregation has won a $10,000 denominational DREAM grant to support this ministry opportunity. The intern and solo pastor, Rev. Mary Beene, will prepare for and direct the camp. Throughout the summer, the intern will also have the opportunity to practice small church ministry. There will be opportunities for preaching, pastoral care, program development, worship planning, Christian education, evangelism and anything in particular that the intern would like to emphasize. Rev. Beene also has a spiritual direction practice, so an intern could work on his or her own spiritual practices and development and/or think about bi-vocational ministry scenarios with a tri-vocational pastor.
Start and end dates are flexible, but it is important to have time to plan the camp early in the summer and to have a chance for evaluation and follow up after July 21st. Housing can be arranged if needed for a student and/or a family.
Learn more: www.faithpcusa.com
Interested students should contact Rev. Mary Beene, email@example.com
Congregational Internship, Bremen First Presbyterian Church
Timeframe: Summer and Concurrent semester formats available
Description: A pastoral internship at BFPC involves every aspect of church life: worship (planning services, producing the bulletin, leading worship, offering children’s sermons, preaching); education (helping plan and lead adult and/or youth church school, as well as offering mid-week learning opportunities); fellowship (monthly covered dish meals and seasonal “fun” events); pastoral care; mission and outreach, both local and global; participation in session meetings; evangelism; website maintenance; and upkeep of building and grounds.
The internship will include weekly meetings for theological reflection with the supervising pastor, and regular meetings with a Supervised Ministry Team from the congregation.
Interested students should contact Rev. Bobbie Wrenn Banks: firstname.lastname@example.org
Congregational Internship, First Presbyterian Church Auburn
Description: Primary responsibilities of this full-time internship will include regular worship leadership and preaching, pastoral care visits in both the hospital and home setting, and attendance at regular committee, session, and staff meetings. We then hope to give the intern an opportunity to tailor the experience of this internship to his or her gifts and interests. Our church is home to a vibrant campus ministry, youth ministry, children’s programs, outreach ministries, and much more. Our congregation is also unique in that it is led by a clergy couple who serve as co-pastors and heads of staff.
Interested students should contact Rev. Kathy Reed: email@example.com
Congregational Internship, First Presbyterian Church of Moultrie
Timeframe: summer internship
Description: This internship is designed to provide a broad experience in congregational ministry, with specific responsibilities to include:
Interested students should contact Rev. A. J. Mealor: firstname.lastname@example.org
Congregational Internship, First Presbyterian Church Peachtree City
Timeframe: internships can be arranged for Summer, Fall/Spring semesters, or full year formats.
Description: First Presbyterian is an open and affirming congregation of grace and welcome with 225 members and an average worship attendance of 175. We seek a Pastoral Intern who will work with the Pastor and Music Director to craft and lead worship each week, including at least two preaching opportunities. Interns are also responsible for helping to shape programs for the spiritual formation of our children and youth. This internship will also include the opportunity to do pastoral care and meet with the Diaconate. Finally, the intern and pastor will work together to adapt the Internship to meet areas of strengths and weaknesses and shape positive pastoral identity.
interested students should contact Rev. Morgan Hay, email@example.com
Montreat Conference Center Summer Internship
Time Frame: Summer 2017
Description: Ministry Team, MOUNTAIN RETREAT ASSOCIATION
PURPOSE OF THE PROGRAM: to provide a summer field education experience for students in the M.Div. and/or dual degree program and to provide for the social and spiritual nurture of the college staff of Montreat Conference Center; to participate in the leadership of worship sponsored by MCC; and to contribute to the faith development of young people in the Clubs program. Summer staff are not only involved in meaningful work during the summer but are also gaining valuable experience as part of a leader development program.
GOALS: The ministry to the Montreat summer staff will revolve around Worship, Hospitality, Relationships, Pastoral Care, Community Life, and Christian Education. See the full position description below to learn more about each of these goals.