The Intern program is designed to give individuals who are looking to gain ministry exposure the chance to serve alongside a Rockharbor staff member in a dedicated ministry. The goal is to gain knowledge, practical experience and exposure as you determine and develop your ministry gifting and vocational calling. Our values for the Internship are that it is introductory, hands-on, developmental, exploratory and personal.
As an Intern, you’ll be exposed to development in 3 critical areas, head (skills & competencies), the heart (spiritual care and growth) and the hands (ministry know-how). This development will play out in various settings.
Interns serve a 4-month term, with the option to serve multiple or consecutive terms. The Internship terms are as follows:
- Closed Fall 2019: September 9th -December 24th
- Closed Spring 2020: January 8th -April 30th
- Summer 2020: May 11th -August 31st
Interns should expect to dedicate approximately 15-20 hours/week to the program. Wednesdays are a mandatory day at the Rockharbor offices, in addition to potential Sunday or other mid-week responsibilities.
WHO SHOULD APPLY
Interns may be individuals who are enrolled in college and require an internship for their graduation requirements. Interns may also be newly graduated and looking for exposure to various areas of ministry. Typically, interns are between the ages of 20-26 and without the needs of life that would demand full-time employment. Interns are required to sign Rockharbor’s Leadership Guidelines and attend the church during the Internship.
Interns are not paid during the Internship, nor does participating as an Intern guarantee a staff position upon completion of the program. Interns can work part-time jobs while enrolled in the program, if that outside work does not interfere with their participation in required activities. It is recommended that Interns have saved money in advance of the program to provide for their needs. Proof of health and automotive insurance is required.
Typically interns pay a $100 fee for materials and program fees that helps cover books, guest lecturers, and spiritual formation. $40 is paid upon acceptance to the program, $40 by the start date of their term and the final balance of $20 by 4 weeks prior to the term ending. A 10% discount is given for paying in full upfront.
Scholarships are available if interested.
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