Student.Church provides congregational internships to students who are interested in a deeper experience of church life or pursuing a call to ministry. Interns are mentored by seasoned ministers as they explore the breadth of congregational ministry through a variety of learning experiences. On this web page you will find more information about the application process for students, the role of congregations in the support and nurture of interns, as well as CBF's resources for walking alongside both the student and church throughout the internship.
Length of Internship: 10 weeks (this includes a required orientation and debriefing) starting mid/late May and ending early August
Orientation: This event builds community among all CBF Student.Church and Student.Go interns, while also training and preparing interns to enter into their internship equipped with new skills and resources. Orientation is required. Orientation is scheduled for mid-to-late May 2022, and will be held in person.
Debriefing: Students end their internship at a formal debriefing typically held at a retreat called Selah Vie. This experience is a necessary part of the process of transitioning back into student or work life. As of November 2022, Selah Vie is being planned as an in-person event.
Summer Finances: Student.Church interns are paid a minimum of $1200 (1/2 from church internship site and 1/2 from CBF). In addition, CBF covers travel expenses to and from Orientation and Debriefing at Selah Vie and all costs associated with these events (if held in-person). The host church/site also covers housing (if needed) and expenses for all church-related activities while on the field.
Application Timeline: The application period for Summer 2022 opens November 29, 2021 and will remain open until all positions are filled.
Intern Application Information
Student.Church interns are characterized as:
How do I apply?
Click the Student.Church Internship Guide to the right for more details about the program for students, parents, congregations and supervisors. Please read this document in advance of beginning the application process. On the application form, you will be asked to agree to certain aspects of the program that are only explained in this guide.
Student.Church congregations are characterized as:
How do churches apply?
If you have questions about the internship, contact our team .