Internships


Crossroads      •      Discovery      •      Cole

 

Crossroads Local Church Internship

Application deadline: January 31, 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.
     

Important Dates

  • January 31, 2022 - Applications due
  • May 19-20, 2022 - Intern Training in Columbia
  • May 29, 2022 - First Sunday of internships
  • June 10-12, 2022 - Annual Conference in Branson
  • June 27, 2022 - Mid-term intern meet-up in Columbia

 

 

 

Cole Seminary Internship

Application deadline: January 31, 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.
     

Important Dates

  • January 31, 2022 - Applications due
  • May 19-20, 2022 - Intern training in Columbia
  • May 29, 2022 - First Sunday of internships
  • June 10-12, 2022 - Annual Conference in Branson
  • June 27, 2022 - Mid-term intern meet-up in Columbia

 

 

 

Discovery Seminary Internship

Application deadline: January 31, 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. 
     

Important Dates

  • January 31, 2022 - Applications due
  • May 19-20, 2022 - Intern training in Columbia
  • May 29, 2022 - First Sunday of internships
  • June 10-12, 2022 - Annual Conference in Branson
  • June 27, 2022 - Mid-term intern meet-up in Columbia