internship FAQ

shep46Q: What kinds of internships are available?
A: We have 25 internships available for the summer, and 5-8 year-long Fellowships available. We also have several opportunities for our “House Swap” internship.

Q: What will I be doing for my Internship?
A: Most of our Summer Interns will be teaching in a classroom of either elementary or middle/high school students.  Interns in our year-round Fellowship Program typically split their time between ministry teams, based on their passions and skills, and the needs of the ministry.

Q: How do I apply?
A: Registration for our Summer Internship Program is now available. Click here (link to the application) to register to receive application procedures.

Q: Do interns work full-time or part-time?
A: All internships are full-time. Hours vary depending upon the role

Q: Do I have to pay to do this internship?
A: For our Summer Interns, there is a small fee of $200, plus we ask that you assist in raising support, making this one of the most inexpensive summer internships you can participate in. House Swap Interns are asked to pay a $100 security deposit.

Q: Is this a paid internship?
A: Yes. Our Summer Interns receive an $80 weekly stipend, so they end up receiving back more than the initial fee to join the program. Our Fellows receive an annual salary of approximately $12,000. House swap internships are unpaid.

Q: Is food provided?
A: Yes. You will be able to make use of the kitchen and the food from Shepherd. You will also eat some meals at Shepherd as part of programs.

Q: Is church attendance required?
A: Yes. We ask that you attend Shepherd Community Church.

Q: How does the interview process work?
A: Once we have received your application, initial interviews will be conducted over the phone. We will also schedule an in-person interview.

Q: Is housing provided?
A: Yes, we provide housing and require our interns live in provided housing for the duration of the Internship.

Q: Can I also have a part-time job in addition to the internship?
A: For the Summer Internship, you will not have time for an additional job. If you participate in our Fellowship or House Swap Programs, a part-time job may be possible if it doesn’t interfere with the responsibilities of the Shepherd Fellowship or Internship.

Q: Will I be able to take time off?
A: The schedule for the summer is fully packed with the student programs, discipleship, and training as well as some great social events planned in the city. We ask that Interns not leave the greater community where we serve for the summer project. Any extenuating circumstances can be discussed with staff at the time of the interview. Consider the summer as a mission trip for the duration of the program.

 

Contact us

Shepherd Community Center
4107 East Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46201
Phone: 317.375.0203
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