Leader Internship 2018-2019


The Grace Church Leader Internship Program is designed to train and equip the next generation of leaders for work within and beyond the walls of our church. We’re looking for energetic, self-starters (ages 18-40) who are interested in getting great hands on experience and contributing to the Grace Church team.

If you’re interested in rolling your sleeves up, serving under some of the best leaders in our city and getting a once in a lifetime opportunity to passionately serve Jesus at a high octane, fast-paced local church, you’re at the right place.

You’ve probably heard of internships that are filled with tasks like taking out the trash, printing copies all day, and running to your local Starbucks to pick up coffees for your boss. While we do like Starbucks coffee and you may make a few copies, at Grace Church we are committed to stretching and empowering young leaders to carry out our mission of reaching people and building lives. In other words, our interns will do things that matter.

Our vision to impact the world for Jesus won’t be accomplished by people just going through the motions and hoping to just get a resume builder. We want high energy individuals who are sold-out and passionate about using their gifts to advance the Kingdom, as well as trying new things and challenging themselves to do things they’ve never done. So if you’re gifted in teaching kids/teenagers about Jesus, we have a spot and want you on the team. How about a skill-set in video production, graphic design, or administration? We want you on the team as well. With 3 ministry areas available our commitment is to equip you with world class training and help take your talents to the next level.

Why not dedicate this next season of your life to a once in a lifetime opportunity? We’re reviewing applications on a daily basis, so apply now!

“Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress. Watch your life and doctrine closely.” 1 Timothy 4:15-16a (NIV)


If you have any questions or if you'd like to set up an appointment, you can email internship@gracelife.com.

Positions Available

Grace Kids Children’s Ministry: An intern can generally expect to assist with weekend preparation tasks, participate in the curriculum development process, have the opportunity to be a coach or a team leader in an area of ministry, and propose a project of interest to oversee and run.

Grace Students High School Ministry: An intern can generally expect to coordinate and oversee weekly programming (e.g., Grace Students Wednesday Nights); assist in the coordination of special events and trips; attend weekly programming, trips, special events (e.g., Fall Retreat, Winter Retreat, Camp EXP) and conferences and planning meetings; have the opportunity to be a coach or a team leader in an area of ministry; participate in the planning and coordination of talks and lessons; and communicate with leaders, volunteers, and parents.

Creative Media Design & Production: An intern can generally expect to get hands-on experience in weekend and special event production, including lighting, sound, live video, and stage. Also, an intern can generally expect to work in a high demand, high output environment that provides training in our graphics and video departments.  Interns must have a sincere interest in learning all aspects of the live production process with a positive attitude and friendly demeanor. Video Production interns must be able to adapt to a dynamic and always-changing schedule while maintaining a good attitude and a great work ethic. Video Production interns are those who are go-getters, have good communication skills, are able to adapt to last minute changes, and enjoy using their own initiative to get things done. Participants will gain experience in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere, and After Effects. This is a volunteer-heavy team and the Production Interns must be able to work well with all types of people.

2018-2019 Internship Dates

Application Deadline – May 19, 2019


Final Selections Made – May 26, 2019

Support Raising Starts – June 1, 2019

First Internship Meeting – July 29 , 2019

Last Internship Meeting – August 16, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply? 

Will I hear from someone immediately after applying? You will receive an automated response after submitting your application and receive an email by May 19th to schedule your interview.

What will be expected of me?  Each intern will serve as a key member of a ministry team at weekend services and participate in campus/team weekly meetings. We also expect you to complete the Grace Church Membership process before starting your internship and comply with the Grace Church Employee Code of Conduct during the course of the internship.

Is there an age requirement for the internship? Potential interns must be at least 18 years old, high school graduates, and under the age of 40.

What does Grace Church provide each intern? Grace Church provides a “Internship Resource Package” (over $2,000 value) to every intern accepted into the program. The package includes road trips to conferences and professional development books. We also provide a mentor, coaching, and hands-on training in your selected ministry area. It’s a priceless experience learning and growing from some of the top leaders in our city.

Is the internship paid? Outside of the “Internship Resource Package” (over $2,000 value) provided by Grace Church, interns accepted into the program will be paid through support raising. A minimum of $1,000 of raised support is required to start the program. All raised support will go to the intern.

What is a typical weekly schedule? Weekly schedules vary depending on your area of ministry, however, most schedules will involve serving at our 2 weekend services plus ministry area related events. Our weekly internship meeting/class is on Mondays from 2:00-4:00pm, which is a requirement for all interns to attend.

What are the important dates I need to know about?

Application Deadline – May 19, 2019


Final Selections Made – May 26, 2019

Support Raising Starts – June 1, 2019

First Internship Meeting – July 29 , 2019

Last Internship Meeting – August 16, 2020

What is the length of the internship? July 29, 2019 through August 16, 2020, with 3 support raising meetings in June and July.

How many hours are expected? A minimum commitment of 20 hours per week is expected for each intern and 4 hours per week for class and homework.

Do I get time off? Yes, time off should be communicated and agreed upon between the intern and the internship program director.

Can I go to college during the internship? Of course! A lot of interns are college graduates but for those who are not we encourage interns to manage college classes and the internship program at the same time. We believe completing college and getting a degree should be a top priority! 

Can I seek outside employment? Absolutely! It is our expectation that most, if not all, interns will secure outside employment. We ask, however, that ministry expectations and time requirements take precedent over outside work schedules for Weekend Services, Staff Meetings, and pre-planned Internship Meetings/Events.

How can I get college credit? If your college or university offers Internship opportunities, we will work directly with your counselors and/or professors to ensure you meet all the necessary requirements. Also, we recommend Grace College of Divinity for distance learning.

Do I need a car? Yes, transportation is required to participate in the internship program.

Do you provide housing? Housing is not provided at this time.

Do interns become paid staff after the internship? It’s possible that interns could be brought on as paid staff after the internship, but a job shouldn’t be expected and it’s never a guarantee. We are looking for people that want to be on mission with what God is doing in and through Grace Church, whether that leads to job in the church or not. If you enter into a season of ministry as an intern and expect to be rewarded with a job, you will be frustrated.

Who is my boss?  Each intern’s boss is the leader of the specific ministry area, but each intern also reports to the program director on a weekly basis. 

What if I would like experience in more than one ministry area?  Each intern will get some experience and perform some duties outside of his/her assigned area of ministry.  We will schedule all interns to serve on multiple Sunday morning ministry teams throughout his/her internship, as well give each intern the opportunity to shadow staff members from various ministries.  Also, interns may coordinate events and projects outside of assigned areas.

For all other questions, please contact internship@gracelife.com.