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Summer Internship Program

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: Children, Student, Pastoral, Missional Impact, Worship, Communications/Media,  AV/Tech, and Events/Connections.  

While our ministry supervisors will help each specific intern with 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.

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 who 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 both the Fellowship Greenville job application and internship questionnaire. 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 28.

Yes. The internship is a full-time hourly position averaging 30-35 hours per week.
Yes. For those interns not from the Greenville area, summer host homes are available and recommended.
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.
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.
The program runs from the third Sunday of May through the first full week of August. You must be available to begin the program on the start date and work through to the end.
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

  • 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.

How do I apply?

Applications are accepted between November 2 and January 28. To complete our online intern job application, please go to our jobs page and it will be listed under full-time positions. Before beginning your application, have your pastoral reference letter on hand to upload.