Summer Internships

We are no longer accepting applications for 2017. Applications for summer 2018 will open in December!

The role of summer internships at Church of the Resurrection is to identify and/or cultivate a call to ministry for the participant through hands-on experiences in a church setting. Internships will begin on May 30, 2017. For questions about the internship program, please email Randy Meyer.

We cultivate this call by:

  • Exposing the intern to excellent ministry work and leaders.
  • Developing the intern’s leadership and ministry gifts through interaction with key staff and volunteer leaders.
  • Giving the intern equal opportunities to lead and be led. Duties will be chosen to give the intern opportunities to manage the details of programming and also to practice ministry, participating in many of the programs while serving in the department.
  • Helping the intern grow in knowledge, faith, and maturity within a ministry setting.

Summer interns will:

  • Serve in a ministry department of interest (see internship areas below) and be given specific job responsibilities and goals.
  • Have weekly meetings with your supervisor regarding the effectiveness of your work and to make sure the ministry is meeting your expectations.
  • Attend a group orientation session at the beginning of your internship.
  • Build community with fellow interns by participating in weekly group learning opportunities.
  • Receive exposure to the church staff as a whole through our weekly staff chapel gathering. Interns with pastoral interest will be encouraged to help with the planning and leadership of “Chapel” as part of a cross-departmental team responsible for developing content.
  • Provide a short reflection paper at the conclusion of the summer that summarizes your experiences and articulates the status of your ministry call.

Candidates:

  • Preferred candidates will have completed their freshman year of college or have at least one year of post-high school work experience.
  • May be related to current staff members, but may not be supervised by that relative.
  • Will not receive housing. However, the church may assist a candidate if needed with finding a host family for the 10 week internship period.
  • Will work either full-time or part-time for a total of 10 weeks over the summer. Internships will begin on May 30, 2017.

Internship Areas

Adult Discipleship

Actively participate in various discipleship and evangelism environments such as large group classes, small groups, Sunday educational opportunities, curriculum development and volunteer leadership training events. Will attend weekly leadership team meetings and meet with each member of the discipleship leadership team at least once in order to get an understanding of each area of specialization.

ShareChurch

ShareChurch is an innovative new online resource sharing platform created by Church of the Resurrection to equip church leaders across the world. If you’re organized, detail oriented, have some media production experience, and aren’t afraid of technology and new systems, you could have a great summer with the Catalyst Team collecting, editing and uploading resources; producing podcasts and video training; and developing the initial social media outreach for this powerful new tool! 

Children's Ministry – Early Childhood (birth through pre-K)

From behind the scenes brainstorming, lesson planning, and supply preparation, to volunteer coordination, communication, and training, this experience will be hands on. You will be present at all KiDSCOR programming and will have the opportunity to build relationships with families, kids, and volunteers. You will participate in team meetings and will play a critical part in creating a dynamic children's ministry. 

Children's Ministry – Elementary (K through 5th grade)

You will experience summer camps, weekend programming, and other special events for kids that take place through the summer. Interns will have the opportunity to do prep work for each event as well as lead kids during the actual event. Interns will also have the opportunity to attend KiDSCOR staff meetings and see all that goes into make a successful ministry with elementary kids! 

Children's Ministry – Resurrection Downtown

Will assist with KiDSCOR and special events within the church. Will assist with overseeing, implementing and creating age appropriate interactive activities, crafts and programs for weekend worship and special events for children/families. Other responsibilities may include: shadowing staff and volunteer coaches, leading children’s classes, assisting in writing curriculum, learning how the staff connect and what they do through the week to better get an understanding of how full-time ministry operates. 

Congregational Care

Be mentored and engaged in visitation for hospital and care homes. Help with Care Night by helping with hospitality, facilitation of groups and special care needs. Participate in special projects for Congregational Care as continued organization, special events and worship services.

Communications - Video Production

Assist in all aspects of video production – scriptwriting, shooting and editing. Some experience with video production and familiarity with Adobe Premier editing software is necessary. The video team supports worship and ministry on all four campuses. 

Communications – General

Assist in all aspects of communication – print, video and digital, with a primary focus on the website and social media. Strong writing skills and experience with creating content for websites and social media would be helpful. The Communications team supports worship and ministry on all four campuses. 

Foundation – Charitable Giving

Experience service and learning in the following areas: marketing, training to implement donor development planning, execution, follow-up, and evaluation, development of communication tools like e newsletters and other social media, capturing stories of donors who are finding great joy and significance in legacy giving, assist in strategic planning for our church’s Foundation and other giving models, and program development for new ways that express appreciation and nurture of existing donors. Also may have other designed learning opportunities and training in areas of personal interest. 

Guest Connections

Will have the opportunity to gain skills across a broad range of career paths: event planning and implementation (including managing a budget), communicating effectively, volunteer management, worship logistics, and providing excellent customer service. Primary responsibilities will include planning and implementing summer fellowship/outreach events, with participation in weekend worship set-up and services behind-the-scenes, and providing support to Guest Connections staff in ministries ranging from worship hospitality and visitor follow-up to re-connection of current members. 

Matthew's Ministry

Work with individuals with special needs from children to adults in a variety of ministry settings, including Sunday school, Bible study, respite events, VBC and adult enrichment activities.

Missions – International Focus

Make an impact across the globe by working with partners in South Africa, Malawi, Honduras, Haiti, and Jamaica as well as preparing for our annual Sacred Steps 5k and fall Mission Event. This position will get the opportunity to experience a little of each of those areas while focusing on a few major projects.

Missions – Local/Domestic Focus

Enhance communication, leadership and organizational skills while facilitating volunteer engagement in a variety of Local Impact opportunities, including Bless the School, bookmobile runs, FaithWork, Grow Night serving event, School Supply & Uniform Drive, Schools Furnishings Hope and the summer reading program. Administrative duties will include assisting with event and program planning, evaluating and making recommendations for communications including social media. Flexible schedule is needed as there will be some weekend and evening events.

Student Ministry (6th through 12th grade)

Assist in leading big events such as domestic mission trips and be cabin leaders at summer camp at YouthFront. On a weekly basis interns will help lead weekly Bible Studies, help teach and lead Sunday School small groups, and assist with different fun events such as high school ultimate Frisbee and middle school kickball nights. Interns will grow in the areas of small group leadership, public speaking, relationship building & discipleship, and logistical event planning. 

Student Ministry - Resurrection West

Focused on student ministries at a satellite campus. Responsibilities will include planning summer events, working with social media marketing, and helping with mission trip organization & logistics. 

Technical Arts

Learn more about worship and event production along with all that goes on behind the scenes including producing, audio mixing, image magnification (IMAG), web streaming, lighting, and set design. You will have opportunities to support large-scale events such as weekend worship, Willow Creek’s Global Leadership Summit, as well as several others. Prefer familiarity with both MAC and PC platforms and Microsoft Office.

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