Two Summers-Forever Changed by Ethan Cook
Former Summer Intern Ethan Cook created a moving testimonial video about how the FELC Summer Intern Ministry has made an IMPACT on his life and beyond.
Raising Up Leaders
Each summer, FELC offers paid internships to college students. Each intern is assigned to a different ministry team for the summer. The ministry areas in which we offer internships are the Elementary School, Middle School, and High School Ministries as well as Art, Worship,Music Outreach and Member Care/Communications.
Together with FELC’s full time staff, interns are the leaders for camps, trips, events, and service projects throughout the summer. If you are a college student, the internship is a chance for you to deepen your relationship with God, develop your leadership skills, and gain valuable job experience. It can also be a great opportunity to discern if church ministry is a career you would like to pursue.
If you are interested in this opportunity for future summers, the following information will answer some of the questions you may be asking.
WHAT KIND OF APPLICANTS IS FELC SEEKING?
College-aged students only. Applicants must be out of high school for at least one year to be considered. Graduating college seniors are welcome.
We are looking for interns who are:
- Actively pursuing a relationship with Jesus Christ.
- Energetic, hard-working, and creative people who are able to take initiative on projects and in relationships.
- Willing to do a wide range of tasks from the menial and repetitive to the creative and challenging.
- Have a genuine interest or passion for one or more of the ministry areas that are hiring.
- Skilled at relating to others.
- Willingness to work with all age groups.
What are the Hours?
The internship at FELC is 40 hours per week, for ten weeks. Interns may work more during certain weeks, depending on the needs of their ministry area (for example, the week right before a camp may require more hours for the final preparations).
How Do I Apply?
Click here for a 2013 Summer Intern Application. Applications have been reopened, and will be accepted through Friday, Feb. 1, 2013. Note: please use Internet Explorer (PC) or Safari (Mac). The application may not fill in or save properly in other browsers. Please protect your work by printing your completed application before closing your saved file. Any problems, contact Meri Hujet.
What is the Usual Timeline?
Notification of Selection: By March 1, 2013.
Contact: The church office at 920-733-2303.
QUOTES FROM INTERNS ABOUT THE INTERNSHIP:
"The internship surprised me in how it felt less like work, and more like leadership and spiritual development. The best part about working at FELC was knowing that God came first in everything we did - prayer, discussion, and camps were all centered around each person growing closer to God. My life was changed as a result."
"I saw God in each and every one of the children I worked with this summer. I saw in them a wonder and desire to learn about God that inspired me to dig deeper into my own faith. Through each relationship I formed with a child, I also strengthened my relationship with God."
"My life had become a challenge, not knowing where I needed to go. The Lord provided me with a light: the internship. I can truly say, it changed my life."
“It truly was an amazing experience where I was able to connect with God in new ways, serve His children, and grow in a unique Christian community.”
Read about the annual "Make an IMPACT! Event here.
View photos of some of the intern's work with Kid's Club and Wednesday Worship, and of the Greet 'n Grill welcome celebration for the 2011 interns.