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Internships


Crossroads Local Church Internship

2023 Application Coming Fall 2022

Crossroads internships provide opportunities for college-aged students to work, learn and provide leadership in a local church setting for 10 weeks each summer. Interns can work in one of two internship arrangements:

  • Churches with which a relationship already exists, such as a home church or college church. Interns apply using the Crossroads application but are assigned to the church with which they have a relationship. The ministry site and intern will comply with all aspects and components of the Crossroads internship program.
  • Churches without any prior relationship: Interns fill out the Crossroads application, interview with potential ministry locations, and are placed in a ministry internship setting based on the best fit for the church and intern. In this case, the host church is required to provide housing.
     

Overview

  • 10-week internship
  • Housing provided by host ministry, as needed
  • $3,000 for 10 weeks of ministry. This stipend will be paid by the local church ($2,000) and the Missouri Conference ($1,000). The host church must provide ministry travel reimbursement at the IRS standard mileage rate.
     

Cole Seminary Internship

2023 Application Coming Fall 2022

Offered in cooperation with the Missouri United Methodist Foundation

  • Open to any Missouri Conference-related, full-time seminary student in the candidacy process.
  • Students should have at least one full-time seminary semester remaining.
  • This is a full-time, 10-week internship, so interns are not allowed to be serving in any other ministry/job during this time.
  • Compensation: $8,600 scholarship sent to the school. Interns receive ministry-related reimbursements (such as travel, annual conference registration, etc.) and a housing option.   
  • Cole Seminary Interns and Discovery Interns will meet with the Missouri Conference Director of Leadership Excellence and Missouri Conference Ministerial Leadership Recruitment Coordinator for contextual learning and reflection.
     

Discovery Seminary Internship

2023 Application Coming Fall 2022

Offered in cooperation with the Missouri United Methodist Foundation for out-of-state students

  • Open to any full-time seminary student in the candidacy process.
  • Students should have at least one full-time seminary semester remaining.
  • This is a full-time, 10-week internship, so interns are not allowed to be serving in any other ministry/job during this time.
  • Compensation: $4,500 scholarship sent to the school. Interns receive reimbursement and a housing option.
  • Cole Seminary Interns and Discovery Interns will meet with the Missouri Conference Director of Leadership Excellence and Missouri Conference Ministerial Leadership Recruitment Coordinator for contextual learning and reflection.