Intern Experience


Considering options in ministry for now or the future? Applications are open to high school, college, and career-oriented adults who desire to pursue personal growth and discover ministry opportunities as a Crossroads staff intern.


Applicants must be available to work a minimum of 10 hours/week within one of our campus or community center locations. Staff meeting hours would be in addition to these 10 hours.


The minimum age requirement is 16 years of age. A degree or prior experience is not necessary. It may be advisable to ask a Crossroads staff member for prayerful guidance as a first step, but it’s not required.


When completing the application, applicants are asked to identify any campus or ministry environment of interest. Wherever there’s a staff position, there is a possibility of an intern position. After the “apply by” date and phone call interviews are over, a churchwide Intern Team will determine acceptance and placement based on the number of intern openings, what’s best for the applicant, and what’s best for churchwide ministry needs. Candidates who aren’t offered an intern position are encouraged to explore volunteer roles in the area of ministry interest.


Interns may join any of the leadership development teachings provided by staff teams and ministry teams. All-Staff gatherings occur monthly. Campus and ministry teams meet weekly or bi-weekly. Interns typically gather monthly together.


You may indicate a desire for a paid or unpaid position during the interview process. Not all positions will be paid.


Rolling applications are reviewed upon receipt. Please allow approximately two weeks for follow up phone calls which may lead to team interviews. Candidates are encouraged to apply sooner rather than later.

You've got questions? We've got answers!

Q: How long does it last?

A: The Intern Experience sessions may vary from 3 – 12 months in duration.

Rolling applications sessions and “apply by” dates:
     Winter Session January – May: Apply by Dec. 1
     Summer Sessions June – August: Apply by May 25
     Fall Session September – December: Apply by August 15
Q: What if I need to begin or end at a different time?

A: Talk it over with your interview team.

Q: What will I learn?

A: The Intern Experience is designed to highlight strengths and weaknesses, gifts and growth opportunities. Interns get to play a role in the weekly tasks required to make Sundays, missions, and events possible. They will be given leadership opportunities and will be personally developed through focused teachings, hands-on experiences and one-on-one mentoring with staff members. Our goal is that interns will develop a better understanding of potential next steps in ministry or career, and feel more equipped and empowered to take those steps.

Q: Which environments can I intern for?

A: Let us know what you’re interested in!
●All – Ability (special needs)
●Care Ministry
●Community Center
●Children’s Ministry
●Guest services
●High School Ministry
●Middle School MInistry
●Preschool Ministry
●Service Programming/ Creative Arts
●Young Adults

Q: Where can I work?

A: Interns may be placed at any of our campuses or community centers.