The Capitol Hill Church of Christ Summer Intern Program provides an opportunity for university students to serve God and experience working with youth and children in an inner city congregation. The interns will work full time as part of the ministry team at the Capitol Hill congregation. The internships run from the middle of May to the end of July.
The main objectives for the Intern Program is for the interns to:
Grow stronger in their relationship with God;
Share God’s love and build relationships with the children and teens by serving them and teaching them about Jesus;
Learn and gain experience in inner city ministry;
Develop relationships with mentors and fellow workers in ministry.
Interns will participate in the ministries of Capitol Hill and as a team member of the children’s or youth ministry at Capitol Hill:
Summer Program – this program provides daily activities (spiritual, education, physical) and food for children and youth. The interns will assist in leading, planning, and coordination of these activities each day. This will include teaching Bible class, reading tutoring, field trips, serving meals, and driving vans.
Church Services and Bible Class – Capitol Hill has worship and Bible Class on Sunday evenings and Bible Class on Thursday evening. The interns will assist in leading, planning, and coordination of these activities each week. This will include attending Sunday and Thursday class, teaching classes, and developing relationships with the students.
- Summer Camp – Capitol Hill takes groups of children to summer church camps each summer. The few interns will spend one week at camp as a counselor.
Other Church Programs – Capitol Hill has a food pantry, a sharing room and hosts a medical clinic. The interns may have opportunity to work in each of these areas over the summer.
Requirements for Internship
A successful internship applicant will:
- Have a desire to serve God by working with inner city children and youth
- Willingness to work under the direction of the ministry leaders
- Have demonstrated successfully the ability to perform the duties of the program
- Be a faithful member of the church of Christ
- Completed at least one year of college
The internship pays $1200 per month. The intern is expected to raise half ($600 per month) of their own support and Capitol Hill will provide the other half ($600 per month). The intern will also need to provide their own lodging, food and transportation. If the intern needs assistance with housing Capitol Hill will work with them to arrange housing.
Applications are accepted starting January 1 until March 1. Applicant will need to provide a competed application form, a letter of recommendation from a minister or elder of their home congregation, university professor, or someone familiar with their character and abilities. Click here for application.