One Year Internships in Christian Ministries

A Christian Counterpart to AmeriCorps Providing a Full Tuition Scholarship

Looking to serve in a one year ministry internship ?

1. Apply on our website.

2. Over 50 ministries in most major US cities will receive your resume and will call you for an interview if interested.

3. If you are accepted, the ministry will make an internship offer to be placed at their site to serve one or more years. 





Requirements to Apply

• At least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or equivalent (GED)
• Must be a Christian
• Must be U.S. or Canadian citizen, U.S. or Canadian national or lawful permanent resident alien, or have a valid visa allowing work or volunteering. See our program for OPT/CPT F-1 Visa Students
• Able to make at least a one year (or summer) commitment (may be extended by mutual agreement)
• Able to financially live on just free housing (and any outside income sources you have)
• Able to relocate to a location of a ministry site (unless a site exists at your current location)



We have placed over 500 full-time interns & 80,000 volunteers.

For Applicants without a Bachelor's Degree

  • Full tuition scholarship in City Vision University for a full year of college as a part of a 29 hour/week internship.
  • Online courses providing accredited degrees in Nonprofit Management, Addiction Studies, Urban Missions, Ministry and Business Administration. Note: candidates should only apply for this type of internship if completing one of these four degree programs with City Vision University fits into your career plan.
  • Housing is provided by hosting ministry (or a cash equivalent living stipend).
  • Any Pell grant or other federal financial aid paid as cash payment to student.

For Applicants with a Bachelor's Degree

  • Full Scholarship for an MBA (worth up to $18,000)
  • Two years of supervised nonprofit or ministry experience interning 35-40 hours/week.
  • Housing may be provided by hosting ministry (or a cash equivalent living stipend)







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Latest Internships

Inside Out Springfield, OH, USA
Jan 28, 2019
Undergrad Work Study (interns with no Bachelor's degree)
Summary/Objective:   Youth Ministry Interns will assist the Youth Director with the Youth Program. In Addition, Youth Ministry Interns will assist the Food Director and Kitchen Staff with serving food for our food programs.     Essential Functions   Prepare and teach Bible lessons to Children.    Plan activities, games and crafts to do with Children   Attend weekly meetings with the President and Executive Director   Attend weekday Prayer Meetings   Assisting serving food for the after-school program   Prepare/Serve Meals as necessary   Stock/Rotate food storage items       Supervisory Responsibility   There are no supervisory responsibilities.     Work Environment   This job operates in a school building.     Physical dema nds   The employee must be able to stand up without assistance. The employee must be able to lift up between five and ten pounds.     Position/Expected Hours of Work   Interns will work 29 hours per week.      Travel   There will be some travel requirements to go to the food service locations and back to the Inside Out Building           Required Education and Experience   Pursing a college degree in any field   Must have completed their freshman year by the start of the internship   Must have a GPA of at least 2.0   Must be a born-again believer   Must know bible well enough to teach it   Must demonstrate character that is consistent with the bible       Preferred Education and Experience   Pursing a college degree in Education, Bible Education, Youth Ministries, or a related field   Experience working with Inner-City Youth   Know how to make lesson plans for bible lessons   Know how to make and prepare sermons for a congregation     Additional Eligibility Qualifications   Must be able to successfully pass criminal background check     Work Authorization   Must be authorized to legally work in the United States through E-Verify     Other Duties   Any other duties as assigned by Inside Out Leadership. Inside Out reserves the right to change duties and responsibilities of Interns at any time with or without prior notice  
City Union Mission Kansas City, MO, USA
Sep 12, 2018
Undergrad Work Study (interns with no Bachelor's degree)
Hotline & Shelter Manager is needed to meet the informational needs of all callers during non-business hours especially with ministry to homeless persons seeking shelter.   Duties include: To help provide a safe environment for staff, clients, and guests. To monitor building activities from the Security Booth. Answer Hotline for the Homeless phone calls. (priority for phone calls). Answer Family Center and Main switchboard, transferring phone calls, and screening shelter callers for specific needs. Take phone messages as needed. Make reservations for callers on the Hotline for the Homeless, utilizing the MAAC Link system. Check in emergency overnight clients into overflow/hospitality room or room as needed, including necessary client paperwork. Set up the Rainbow Room to accommodate emergency overnight guests as needed, including necessary client paperwork. Do walk-around security checks of building. Answer client questions. Give referrals as needed. Contact shelters for daily space and update. Operate and observe video screens and controls. Operate electronic doors at Family Center and New Life Center. Operate walk-through metal detector and respond appropriately. Watch security monitoring equipment, recording observations. Operate arm & disarm alarm systems. Operate and communicate with clients and staff through the Ai-phone intercom system and telephone paging system. Write a shift activity report detailing the events and observations during work shift. Receive donations and write GIK receipts for donors. Seek to exemplify Jesus Christ daily and be prepared to share the Gospel as opportunities arise. Communicate all concerns with clients to the shelter manager on duty. Complete miscellaneous projects as may be assigned. All interns are expected to work the 29 hours per week required for the Bachelor's program, or 35 hours if in the Master's, in addition to taking at least one class per term with City Vision University. 
Southern New Hampshire Rescue Mission Nashua, NH, USA
Sep 10, 2018
Undergrad Work Study (interns with no Bachelor's degree)
The Men's Ministry intern will assist in the administration of the Men’s Ministry programs and help provide a staff presence on campus during evenings, nights and weekends.  The Men’s Ministry Intern must be:   Willing to sign theSNHRMStatement of Faith  2. A current member or regular attendee of a local church.  3. Able to fully support the core values and philosophy of ministry held by SNHRM.     Essential Duties:   To present a positive Christian witness to SNHRMresidents and members of the community such asVolunteers, Guests, EMS, law enforcement, and other community service personnel.  ●To assist with Emergency Shelter operations.  ●To assist in case management administration.  ●To monitor and report facilities maintenance needs.  ●To maintain healthy working relationships and cooperate with other Mission staff  ●To encourage R12 Program students by building mutually accountable, healthy and personal relationships with R12 Disciples  ●Other duties as assigned    Education/Experience: High School diploma or GED required. Proficiency in Microsoft Office. Equipment: Alco monitor, computer, CCTV system, alarm systems and sound system, drug screening tests    Supervised by: Executive Director    Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, or sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. Working schedule requires evenings, nights and weekends.    Christian Life: As an employee of  Southern New Hampshire Rescue Mission , you are an important member of a Christian Missionary organization. All staff members are required from time to time to participate in chapel services, outreach ministries, or counseling sessions. Because of the nature of these types of ministries it is an absolute necessity that you possess and maintain a testimony or lifestyle that is above reproach. What you do on your own time may seriously affect your ability to perform these types of ministries, which are an important part of your job.  
Fairbanks Youth Advocates Fairbanks, AK, USA
Sep 10, 2018
Undergrad Work Study (interns with no Bachelor's degree)
Duties include any aspect of assisting with children's, youth, or adult programs based in a ministry or church. It may include: Mentoring, coordinating volunteers, community outreach, assisting in the counseling of homeless individuals and those suffering from substance abuse Assisting with food preparation and service Assisting with the management of the building facilities Managing expense and invoicing processes Reconciling bank statements, assisting with payroll, managing files, maintaining records, answering phones, E-mail, and managing supplies and client intake. Provides a work study internship with free tuition in City Vision College for a full year paid by hosting ministry.-Online courses providing accredited degrees in Nonprofit Management, Addiction Studies, and Urban Missions.-Housing is provided by hosting ministry (or a cash equivalent living stipend). Expectation is typically 29 hours of volunteer work with 16 hours of class work per week (45 hours total).

Frequently Asked Questions

What is my likelihood of being selected as an intern? We typically have over 200 applicants for our internship program. We expect to place less than 50 in total next year.

What can I do to increase my likelihood of being selected as an intern? The main reason why applicants do not move from the Stage 1 interview to being placed is finding a good match between the needs of an intern and the needs of ministry sites. The ability to provide your own housing and living expenses through savings, family support, church support or student loans greatly increases your chances of being placed. In addition, over 90% of our interns placed will need to relocate, so the ability to relocate will also improve your chances. If you recruit a ministry local to you that joins City Vision Internships, pays the internship site fee and selects you to be an intern, then you will be placed.

How do I recruit a local ministry to join City Vision Internships? Any local ministry can apply to become a City Vision internship site on our site application page.  Sites pay $4,500/year for undergraduate interns, $5,000/year for MBA interns. While it's best to start with ministries you know, you can find a list of local ministries by searching for organizations at Send them the link to our site application page, and tell them to apply. 

Can I raise money from my church and friends to sponsor me as an urban missionary to cover my housing and living expenses? Yes. We recommend that you use an online fundraising tool for causes like to process your donations.  

How many hours per week should I plan to spend on my coursework? Most courses will take at least 10-15 hours per week per course during most weeks with an extra 5-10 hours per week the last two weeks of a course. One course is considered being a half-time student and two courses is considered full time (20-30 hours per week). 

Can I work a second job while being an intern? Only for the paid internship. For the Work Study Undergraduate and MBA Community Fellows program, working a second job is not allowed because it is not reasonable to serve in a full-time internship, go to school full-time and work a second job.  

I'm currently staff with a ministry. Can I do this program at the discounted rate? You can do MBA or bachelor's program at the discounted rate if your ministry becomes a City Vision internship site or partner.