First Baptist Waynesboro is an approved site for Cooperative Baptist Fellowship's Student.CHURCH internship program. If you are a college student with one year under your belt or older, you are eligible to apply.
INFORMATION FOR CONGREGATIONAL INTERNS
If you believe that being an intern in a church is an experience that would give you an opportunity to explore a call to live out your faith this summer, then here are some things to consider.
Who can serve as a Student.Church intern?
Student.Church interns have completed their first year of college or are at least 19 years of age. Students who are in graduate programs, including seminary, may also apply.
Do I have to belong to a Cooperative Baptist Fellowship congregation?
No, but the church where you serve will be a church that has a relationship with CBF.
When do I serve?
The length of service in the congregation is 10 weeks, beginning late May/early June and ending late July/early August.
How does CBF help me debrief?
At the end of the summer, interns are required to attend Selah Vie for debriefing held at Joe. C. Davis Conference Center in Nashville. TN, in early August 2018. Cost of the event is included in the internship.
What are the financial aspects of the program?
- Students attend orientation and debriefing at no cost with some travel expenses reimbursed.
- The church covers housing (if you are not living at home), $300 in food stipend, and expenses for all church-related activities while on the field.
- Interns receive a $1,200 stipend that is a shared cost between the church and CBF. $1,000 is paid during the summer. The final $200 will be distributed at debriefing. (If the intern has a pre-excused absence from debriefing, the check will be mailed directly to them.)
When does an intern serve?
Length of service in the congregation is 10 weeks beginning late May/early June and ending late July/early August.
What about orienation and debriefing?
Students are expected to attend orientation. There are two options: May 21-24, 2017, at Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, NC, OR May 25-27, 2017 (location TBD). At the end of the summer, interns are expected to attend Selah Vie for debriefing held August 2-5, 2017.
What does the church provide for the intern?
- At least $1,200 stipend for each intern (a shared cost with CBF).
- Churches must provide housing (if intern is not living at home) and will cover expenses for some food and all church-related activities while on the field.
- The church will help make introductions to ensure that students interact with the entire church family, not just the ministry area in which the student is serving.
Is there an application deadline?
The application deadline is rolling until all positions are filled. Once the the initial application form is completed, the church office will contact you regarding next steps.
Initial Application Form
Thank you for your interest in our internship program. We will be in touch with you ASAP to discuss next steps to the application process.