college internships paid scholarships

intern this spring 2022

APPLICATION DEADLINE: NOV. 30, 2021
DECISIONS RETURNED BY: DEC. 31, 2021
START DATE: FEB. 3, 2022

scholarships for college students

internships at eastside christian church

Don’t be a Dave Ramsey “Borrowed Future statistic! Looking for help paying for college? Eastside offers Internship opportunities for college students to get work experience and earn a scholarship.  These internships provide mentoring, coaching, training, and work experience. We’ve made a commitment to prepare, equip, and inspire the next generation of leaders.

departments

next gen

Kidside (birth – 5th grade)… a fun, relational, and safe place for kids and families to grow together on their faith journey. Our staff and team of screened volunteers are committed to help kids learn to pursue God, connect in community, and unleash compassion. Check out eastisde.com/kids to see all the cool things we are doing!  As a Kidside Intern, you’ll have the opportunity to:

• Help lead in our weekend services

• Research learning activities for kids ministry.

• Coordinate purchasing of supplies.

• Assist with volunteer communication

Transforming Jr. Highers by helping them Pursue God, Build Community, and Unleash Compassion in their homes, communities, and the world. We shatter the stereotype that church is boring and invite all 6th, 7th and 8th graders to jump in and discover new friends, an exciting faith, and a really fun time! As a Junior High Intern, you’ll have the opportunity to:

• Plan, coordinate, and execute student events for each campus.

• Identify and recruit students to participate in groups.

• Maintain our database of leaders and students.

Eastside’s High School Ministry exists to help students transform their homes, schools, community and the world by Pursuing God, Building Community, and Unleashing Compassion. This internship is for anyone who is passionate about investing into the next generation of high schools students. As a High School Intern, you’ll have the opportunity to:

• Plan, coordinate, and execute student events for each campus.

• Identify and recruit students to participate in groups.

• Maintain our database of leaders and students.

We value everyone. We are thankful. We think honesty paves the way in relationships. We put others first. We are willing to sacrifice everything to reach anyone. Whether you are in school or out, career focused or in-between jobs, religious or disinterested, we exist to connect all young adults to God, the church, and each other. As a Young Adults Intern, you’ll have the opportunity to:

• Plan, coordinate, and execute young adult events.

• Identify and recruit young adults to participate in groups.

• Maintain our database of leaders and young adults.

creative arts

Are you passionate about leading others in worship? In our Worship Department, we provide practical, hands-on experience – from songwriting, to worship leading, to team building. We aim to teach a wide variety of skills and knowledge for a strong foundation in church worship. Because Worship is a specialized team, we ask that you please audition for this internship spot. As a Worship Intern, you’ll have the opportunity to: • Lead worship alongside worship leaders at our various campuses. • Receive leadership and talent development from our worship team. • Help campus worship leader with daily responsibilities. • Be involved with worship experience and run-through.

Our Graphic Design team is responsible for inspiring and designing the “look and feel” of our church. From dreaming up stage designs for weekend services or special events, to making our campuses always look sharp. Because Graphic Design is a specialized team, we ask that you please submit your portfolio for this internship spot. As a Graphic Design Intern, you’ll have the opportunity to:

• Design graphic materials for Worship Experience

• Create engaging visuals for all areas of ministry.

• Design graphic materials for events and teams.

• Design for other various mediums.

Our Communication team is responsible for all marketing communications and media in and around our various campuses. Interns in this department have experience in Graphic Design, Web Design & Coding, Videography, and Photography. As a Marketing Intern, you’ll have the opportunity to:

• Research creative elements used for the weekend experience and Communications.

• Logistical planning for creative elements.

• Order sermon series collateral: t-shirts, resource materials, etc.

• Manage deadlines for projects requested in Breeze (our Project Management software).

• Design marketing campaigns and emails.

• Enhance and contribute to building the new website.

• Create content for eastside.com and digital marketing.

• Photograph special events and community outreach events.

• Edit and help manage our various social media channels.

• Maintain and organize photo library and archive.

Our Production team gets to be part of the engine of making church happen across all of our campuses. They get to creatively express themselves through a heart of worship that is found in the Creative Technologies platform. This involves lighting, sound, and stage management. As a Production Intern, you’ll have the opportunity to:

• Work with production volunteers and contract employees.

• Assist with back-stage production.

• Research materials for creative elements.

• Assist the on-campus producer for each weekend experience.

• Assist with technical AV aspects on campus each weekend.

• Assist with upgrades and installs.

Our Film team is responsible for shooting inspiring videos and stories to be used in our weekend experience as well as special events. Because Film is a specialized team, we ask that you please submit your portfolio for this internship spot. As a Film Intern, you’ll have the opportunity to:

• Assist with managing and prioritizing video requests and deadlines.

• Coordinate props and costumes for video shoots.

• Present ideas and participate in brainstorming sessions.

• Help identify talent and locations for video shoots.

• Help shoot and edit footage.

• Design motion graphics for weekend experience across all campuses.

build community

Small Groups help people make friends, follow Jesus, and make a difference: to live out faith in the context of community, to take next steps on their spiritual journey, and to make a difference in the world.

If you are passionate about relationships, leadership, or discipleship, we’re the team for you. As a Small Groups Intern, you’ll have the opportunity to:

• Invest in a group of potential leaders as you lead their them through our leadership pipeline.

• Coach small group leaders, helping them troubleshoot problems and strategize next steps for their group.

• Learn the back end systems that help make small group ministry run.

• Develop community amongst leaders through social media.

Are you passionate about helping those who are new to faith and new to church get connected into environments where they can begin to grow and give back to others? If so, we’d love to have you join our Assimilation team. As an Assimilation Intern, you’ll have the opportunity to:

• Learn how to develop a process that helps the unchurched and de-churched get connected in the church.

• Help lead Next Steps, our four-week interactive experience for new Eastsiders.

• Create “wow” moments for the guests who walk through the church doors.

Do you have a heart for those who are walking through a difficult season of life? Do you feel called to care for others as they take a next step on their spiritual journey? Are you looking to grow in public speaking and message writing? Consider interning with our Pastoral Care team. As a Pastoral Care Intern, you’ll have the opportunity to:

• Work alongside our Director of Pastoral Care, learning the systems and processes behind pastoral care at Eastside (from planning & coordinating Funerals, our Pre-Marital Class, working with seniors & getting trained in the “triage method” of pastoral care).

• Serve as pastor-on-call, learning to assist those navigating the twists and turns of life.

• Work with our senior’s ministry, Wisdom Seekers, where you’ll have the opportunity to give a message 2-4 times during your internship + plan and attend various events and day trips.

compassion

local & global compassion

Do you have a heart for helping others in need globally or locally? Compassion interns can choose one of two focuses. The global track, focusing primarily on missions and mobilizing the church to serve overseas. Or, the local track, which explores the partnerships between community agencies and the church, meeting needs by connecting resources and volunteers. Our philosophy is to focus on holistic work wherever possible, partner with those that are doing it best, and do it all in Jesus’ name. As a Compassion Intern, you’ll have the opportunity to: • Plan and coordinate local community outreach events.

• Work alongside outreach partners and volunteers.

• Help lead Beyond Borders trips.

• Help lead Serve Day projects.

• Take part in strategy and planning meetings.

• Assist with identifying opportunities to serve.

operations

Operations

Internships available in human resources, operations, and facility management

what our interns are saying

“I not only grew as a person, but as a leader. I got to experience hands-on ministry and challenges that are impossible to gain from college. I personally was challenged in my faith and was given opportunities and safe places to fail, be encouraged, and do better…”

Madison Cass

Worship Intern

"...If it weren’t for this internship, I wouldn’t have made the relationships I needed to help me with the church plant I’m involved in now...Eastside’s High School Ministry Internship gave me the confidence I needed to confidently and boldly step into leading a ministry of my own."

Kellen Key

High School Ministry Intern

"My internship experience has impacted me first as a Christ follower, but also as a leader. I have grown through the stories and lessons of staff members, along with my fellow interns. This internship has given me wisdom to hold onto through my life journey."

Osvaldo Castillo

Young Adults Intern

“This internship set me up for my first full-time ministry job which I’m currently serving in. I would highly recommend interning at Eastside because of what you learn, how you learn it, and the people you learn it from.”

Zach Rutherford

Junior High Ministry Intern

"I got to be involved in many of the projects and daily tasks of the Communications Department. They cared about making me feel prepared for the real world. I am grateful for my time spent there!"

Sarah Printy

Graphic Design Intern

"This experience has shaped and molded me into the leader I am today. I jumped into the unknown of interning, but came out positively shaped in my ability to lead, learn, and dream about what God can do here at Eastside and in my life. Out of this one-year internship, I now have the courage to step into the unknown, but also have learned to fully trust that God can use you no matter how unequipped you may feel."

Taylor Gonzalez

Young Adults Intern

"When I first joined the team as an intern, I was unsure of if God could really use me. I wanted to stay behind the scenes, but never thought I would be capable on any kind of upfront leadership, or decision making...Because of my internship, I now trust God more radically, I am able to walk more boldly in my faith, and I know that I can be used as a mouthpiece for His Kingdom."

Sara Erb

Global Compassion Intern

"Every part of where I am in my life today began with my Eastside internship. I couldn't have asked for a better opportunity to learn about vocational ministry. Everything from weekend services, mid-week planning, development meetings, and the partnership with coaches, pastors, and other interns made being "in the trenches" the best training opportunity anyone looking to do ministry could ask for. If you feel even the slightest tug to apply, I highly recommend you put doubt aside and just go for it! See what God can do!"

Nathan Woodward

Kidside Intern

"When I first began the internship, I was slightly terrified for what I had just signed up for. My mentor saw more leadership in me than I knew I had, and he wanted to give me the opportunities and encouragement to unleash it in myself. I will forever be grateful for the growth I experienced, not only in ministry but also in who I am as a person and my faith as a whole during the internship."

Stephen Kopp

Junior High Ministry Intern

details

THE TRIAD OF DEVELOPMENT USED IN YOUR INTERNSHIP

Coaching

(1:1 Meetings with your coach, weekly team meetings, spiritual mentorship)

Education

(Weekly intern class, learning and using core competencies, goal-setting execution and evaluation)

Experience

(Practical and hands-on day-to-day, season-to-season ministry)

MANDATORY MEETING TIMES

Duration of commitment:
(SEPT-AUG or FEB-JAN).

Intern Classes run Sept:
Dec; Feb- May

20 Hours in specific area; 5 hours in other areas of interest
2 hours:
Weekly Team Meeting: 1-2 hours week
2 hours:
Intern Weekly Meeting: (Thurs. 3:30pm-5:30pm)
8-12 Hours of Office/Program Work
2- 8 hours:
Weekend Responsibilities: Various
1 hour:
Monthly 1:1 With Coaching
2 hours First of The Month Staff Meeting:
9am-11am Wednesday Morning

GIFTS AND SCHOLARSHIP

Catalyst West Conference Ticket

($300 value)

Mexico Missions Trip

($200 value)

$2,500 Scholarship

(Only for those enrolled in an accredited university.)

Application Deadline for Fall: NOV. 30, 2021
Decisions Returned by: DEC. 31, 2021
Start Date for spring: FEB. 3, 2022
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