Youth Ministry: Summer Intern
Looking for a great internship this summer where you can: gain practical experience (ministry to youth and the community, administration, leadership, communication, public speaking), have a ton of fun while ministering to the youth of our church and community and earn a little cash?
The Youth Ministry at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church is looking for a college-age young adult who would be interested in serving the church and community as our intern.
The start date for this position is May 14 (but can be negotiated if necessary). A detailed position description is below for your review. If you are interested in this great opportunity, here's what you'll need to do:
1. Love working with youth, be a committed Christian and have a desire to share your faith with youth and adults in the church, community and beyond.
2. Submit a current copy of your resume via email with a brief cover letter expressing your interest in this position to firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Provide the name, phone number and email address of one reference who can discuss your ability to serve in this capacity.
4. Schedule an interview with the Coordinator of Youth Ministries to discuss the internship (depending on your location, this may be a phone interview), your goals and the expectations of the internship.
5. Understand that the person who fills this position will be required to have a background check upon hire.
If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Christie Kajs, coordinator of Youth Ministries at Woods Church, at 410-647-2550 or email@example.com.
Resumes must be received no later than April 6 to be considered.
Support the ongoing ministry to youth at Woods Church by building relationships with youth, modeling a Christ like lifestyle and attitude for youth, assisting and leading ministry events that reinforce Youth Ministry priorities, and becoming actively involved in the life of WoodsChurch.
This position exists for the mutual benefit of WoodsChurch and the intern. WoodsChurch receives an individual who can offer their own set of skills, knowledge, interests, and passions to support and enhance our Youth Ministry. In turn, the intern receives the opportunity to learn and practice ministry in a safe and nurturing environment.
Summer trip Responsibilities: Attend at least two
Driftwood-Planning, data entry, attend the trip, on-site photography, daily photo uploads to Driftwood webpage.
The Great Escape-Data entry, t-shirt design, attend the trip, on-site photography, daily photo uploads to webpage.
Fun in the Son-Planning, data entry, attend the trip, on-site photography, daily photo uploads to Fun in the Son webpage.
Youth Works-Planning, data entry, attend the trip, on-site photography, daily photo uploads to Youth Works webpage.
Montreat-Planning, data entry, attend the trip, on-site photography, daily photo uploads to Montreat webpage
Initiate/participate in at least two youth ministry fellowship and service opportunities.
Participate in at least two intergenerational activities in the life of the church during the internship.
Be prepared to lead prayers, Bible studies and devotions for varying activities over the course of the internship.
Brainstorm with Youth Ministry staff ways to enrich the Youth Ministry Program and activities leading into the Fall term.
Pastoral Care Responsibilities
1. Be prepared to participate in pastoral care duties as assigned in consultation with a Pastor or Director of Youth Ministries.
2.Pastoral Care visitations with all ages of the church membership.
3. Occasionally participate in worship leadership as needed.
1 Data entry for youth ministry activities and retreats.
2. Attend and participate in weekly staff meetings.
Actively participate in the life of WoodsChurch. Develop and nurture relationships with Woods youth.
Work effectively with Woods ministerial and support staff.
Ask questions, seek leadership opportunities, take risks that mutually benefit the intern and congregation; learn.
Other duties and ministry participation as assigned or desired.
1. $2,500 stipend for the summer.
2. Reimbursement for expenses incurred in execution of ministry responsibilities.
1. A college student who has completed at least one year of studies at college.
2. A Christian committed to Christ and the church as the Body of Christ.
3. A respect and appreciation for the PC(USA) expression of faith.
4. A lifestyle that reflects an authentic commitment to Christ and one that can be modeled for youth.
5. A desire to work with and learn from youth.
6. Ability to work and serve well with others.
7. Ability to manage time, complete assignments, and initiate new ideas and tasks.
8. Open to creativity and diversity in Christian life, witness, ministry, and understanding of faith.
9. Preferably an individual who senses a call to ministry and desires a place to follow and process that calling.
Dates of Employment
Mid May - early August