Back to all Jobs

Ministry Internship


Grand Rapids, MI

Job Type


Posted On

July 12, 2024





Location / Chapter

West Michigan Area


10-15 hours/week


Position Summary

Are you interested in youth ministry but want a non-traditional internship experience? Are you passionate about showing lost teens the hope of Christ and also deepening your own

relationship with Jesus?

West Michigan Youth for Christ is an established outreach-focused para-church ministry that

steps into the world of teens, on their turf, in hopes of raising up a generation of lifelong

followers of Jesus.

We have internships and ministry opportunities in middle and high school settings, juvenile detention centers, urban neighborhoods, and ministries specifically for Deaf and hard-of-hearing teens and teen parents. Not only will you be placed in one of these sites that matches your specific area of passion, you will also be learning first-hand from the site director. We also have a best-in-class monthly internship training that is designed to help you learn alongside other ministry interns in a cohort setting. If this sounds like a good fit for you, we’d love for you to apply.

Essential Functions

The responsibilities of an intern range from week to week, but you will be able to experience

multiple facets of the youth ministry field. Some of the things you will participate in are:

● Meeting lost students in their world (schools, sporting events, detention centers, etc.)

● Facilitate small groups, plan and implement small group experiences, and provide

one-on-one mentoring opportunities for teens

● Planning club (weekly large group gathering for teens) and other large group


● Recruiting, training, and caring for volunteers

● Preparing and delivering a lesson at club or a similar large group setting

● Collaborating with other WMYFC staff and other like-minded partners in the community

● Participating in intern cohort gatherings

● Preparing for events and other administrative tasks

Position Requirements


We are looking for individuals who are:

Followers of Jesus

Passionate about reaching out to lost and unchurched students


Dependable and consistent


No prior ministry experience is required.

Fundraising Responsibilities

Paid internships require fundraising (training and guidance provided).

Other Details

An internship with WMYFC is 9 months long, starting at the beginning of September and ending at the beginning of May. Our interns work 10-15 hours per week.

EOE Statement

YFC is classified as an Association of Churches and as such our hiring practices reflect that designation. As a religious nonprofit organization, Youth For Christ incorporates within each leader role, the requirement to model, teach, share and live the faith. The relationship between YFC’s mission and each of its leaders is its lifeblood and as such does at all times and in all instances reserve the right to make employment decisions based upon a person’s religious beliefs, personal character and lifestyle consistent with our understanding of the Bible or with our overall goals and requirements for Christian ministry.

We seek to create a workplace that is intentional about Kingdom Inspired Diversity. Our commitment to our employees extends to their opportunities for growth, development, promotion, training and compensation.

We will make reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with known disabilities, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship to the organization.