About the Program
Each semester we offer a variety of internship opportunities that will allow you to shadow a specific ministry leader, participate in decision making discussions and assist with planning, preparations and execution. An additional 12 hours of class instruction with the staff is required to gain message preparation experience and a broader understanding of the operations and ministries of the church as a whole. Each internship is customized to meet the needs of the student and the schedule of the ministry leader. Internships are unpaid and participants are responsible for their own transportation, laptop computer and music equipment / gear, if applicable. Dress code is modest casual.
Participants must be college students or recent graduates (5 years or less). No specific major or degree is required. Applications will be reviewed and candidates will be required to attend two interviews before admission into the program is granted. Current applications are due no later than Wednesday, October 14, 2015. The fall program runs for 8 weeks: October 15 through December 15, 2015.
How To Apply
Fall 2015 Internships
All interns will be expected to attend an additional 12 hours of class time (4 Saturday meetings) with ministerial staff and are expected to immerse themselves in the Cornerstone culture by attending all events in their specified area and at least one church service per weekend.
1) Facilities Management
Shadow our Associate Pastor and his Assistant as they oversee the facilities, grounds, maintenance and repairs of Cornerstone Community Church. Learn the routines of scheduling new projects, working with contractors and city managers while providing on-going maintenance and repairs. Participate in weekly evaluations, decision-making discussions and planning meetings specific to this area of ministry. Work with facilities, grounds and maintenance leaders to gain hands-on experience. Learn what it means to oversee a church facility with the heart of a pastor. Weekly hours are flexible to meet student needs.
Work with our Communications Team to plan weekly promotions. Learn the routine of sermon series development, special weekend experiences, marketing, web updates, graphic design, ministry branding, storytelling, looping slides, kiosks, inserts and announcements. Weekly hours are flexible to meet student needs.
3) Cornerstone Kidz
Join leadership in creating, planning and implementing all the elements of a thriving children’s ministry program. Assist with series development, service and event planning (technical, facilities and program) and administrative duties. Work alongside us in the office, in the CKidz Theater, on the weekends and/or midweek and during special occasions. Must have a heart for students, K-5th grade. High commitment required.
4) Middle School Music / Worship Leader (POSITION FILLED THIS SEMESTER)
Jump in with our Middle School Pastor and his amazing team to help create weekend services of worship. Be a part of sermon series development, multi-media experiences and messaging. Bring musical expertise to the group and help us create the Youth Out Loud culture for this next generation of middle school students. Duties will include organizing current worship team volunteers, utilizing Planning Center to prep for weekend services and leading the team on Saturdays and Sundays.
5) High School Ministry (POSITION FILLED THIS SEMESTER)
Assist our High School Pastor and his volunteer team with all elements of the High School Ministry. Be part of the creative discussion, planning and implementation. Help create sermon series, worship, events and the development of a strong community. Assist administratively and with execution. Physical work environments range from the office and worship venue, to the gymnasium and field. No specific experience is necessary, but the right person will have a heart for high school students and a willingness to jump in!