This summer experience is a perfect context for college students to be discipled and grow in their understanding of what it looks like to be the church. Fellowship Greenville’s internship is for applicants who exemplify a desire for Christ-likeness and a love for the church and who feel called to formal church ministry.
Main Objective: Our desire is to help equip college students to think well about Jesus and his church in both theological and practical ways.
Summer Internship Program
**Applications are accepted from October 1 - January 25**
Pursuing life and mission with Jesus means that we want to replicate Jesus’ model of discipleship. One of the many ways we do this is through our summer internship program, designed to give college students the opportunity to serve, study, and lead alongside the staff at Fellowship Greenville.
This eleven-week program includes having interns in our following ministries: FGKids, Student, Pastoral, Missional Impact, Worship, Family, Communications/Media, Events/Connections, Care, and Community Groups/Discipleship
While our ministry supervisors will assign each specific intern their daily and weekly responsibilities, the interns also collectively gather three mornings each week for classes on various topics such as the gospel, leadership, mission, worship, and more. Our desire is to help equip college students to think well about Jesus and his church in both theological and practical ways.Who should apply?
This summer experience is a perfect context for college students to be discipled and grow in their understanding of what it looks like to be the church. Fellowship Greenville’s internship is for applicants who exemplify a desire for Christ-likeness and love for the church and who also feel called to formal church ministry.
Beyond this, applicants must have completed one year of college or be 19 or older, support the mission and vision of Fellowship Greenville, and submit the online employment application including a pastoral reference letter. Selected applicants will then be interviewed by the Intern Team.
The deadline to submit both the application and pastoral reference for the following summer is January 25 at 11:59 pm.
Do interns get paid?
Yes. The internship is a full-time hourly position averaging 30-35 hours per week.
Is lodging included?
Yes. For those interns who are not from the Greenville area, summer host homes are available and recommended.
Can I work in addition to the internship?
Yes. However, this is a full-time job that requires all of your time, energy, and passion in order to get the desired experience. Additional jobs cannot interfere in any way with your internship schedule or responsibilities.
Must I be a member at Fellowship Greenville?
No. This internship is designed to help equip possible future leaders in the church regardless of your church attendance and membership outside of your summer with us.
How long does the internship last?
The program runs from the third Sunday of May through the first week of August. You must be available to begin and end the program on the respective start and end dates.
Can I take a summer vacation?
Yes, however, no more than two interns can be gone the same week; therefore, vacation is on a "first-come, first-serve" basis and must be approved prior to the start of the program. No vacation will be granted during the first or last week of the program. Please see the FG Intern Vacation Policy for further details.
What are the expectations of the interns?
Each intern will be expected to
Critical Skills: Applicants should exemplify a desire for Christ-likeness and love for the church. Applicants must also have completed one year of college or be 19 years or older and support the mission and vision of Fellowship Greenville.
- be involved in church life for approximately 30-35 hours per week (including attendance at one of our weekly gatherings on Sunday morning).
- attend classes every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:30-10:00 a.m., covering a range of topics (i.e. gospel, leadership, worship, marriage, etc).
- report to their specific ministry leader(s) for tasks and assignments throughout the week outside of their corporate expectations on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
- complete a Meeting Attendance Record and an Interview Record that will help them continue to think about church life from the perspective of the different ministries within the church.
- attend a retreat at the beginning of the summer (to prepare them) and the end of the summer (to debrief with them) concerning their internship experience.
Other Performance Expectations:
Be fully commited to investing your time, energy, and passion to the entirety of the internship program.
Reports To: The assigned ministry supervisor.
Relates Closely To: Their assigned ministry team, the Teaching & Equipping Pastor, and fellow interns
Job Status: Full-time hourly position averaging 30-35 hours per week.