The internship Program is for you if you…
Are pursuing or completed an undergraduate degree
Love the local church
Desire to develop your leadership capabilities
Are ready to learn through a short-term commitment
Are still figuring out your next step in life or in ministry
Seek practical ministry experience
We believe real ministry is your best training
Hands-On Ministry Experience
Rooted In A Healthy Culture
Seasonal Internship Opportunities
The Semester Internship occurs during the Fall and Spring academic semesters. During this time, interns fulfill six office hours where they will work alongside a ministry leader in the daily operations of vocational ministry. The semester internship is unpaid but can earn academic credit depending on the student’s higher education institution.
The Summer Internship occurs between the months of May and August. Interns fulfill twenty hours a week while working alongside a ministry leader in the daily operations of vocational ministry. They receive a semi-monthly stipend for their work.
You’ll get a taste of ministry in a thriving local church
A seasonal leadership development program where students encounter the ministries of a thriving church and the culture of a healthy staff.
The program focuses on three key areas:
- Ministry Training
- Spiritual Formation
The Internship Program allows you to work in ministry at Waymaker.Church while being surrounded by healthy leaders that help you grow spiritually and personally.
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Get the training you need to become a high-capacity, high-character leader
Impact your community, lead in your church, and change the world
Get the direction you’ve been missing
Find Your Direction
Hands-on ministry experience to help you clarify your calling
Grow in your calling
Apply what you’re learning through hands-on training at Waymaker.Church
Develop your spiritual gifts to shape your character and influence
What Our Graduates are saying
My experience with the Waymaker Internship was a great time of reflection on what I thought ministry was verse what ministry truly is. I learned that ministry is solely about bringing glory to God and serving His people no matter what capacity that is in.
The Waymaker Institute Internship Program changed my life. In a season where I was looking for personal growth I received mentorship, spiritual formation and practical experience in ministry. Through our development time I was able to define my unique life purpose which gave me direction and clarity to step into my next assignment confidently.
I absolutely loved being a part of the internship at Waymaker during my Junior year of college! Having the opportunity to serve the Lord through local church ministry while at the same time experiencing so much growth and development is something I will be forever thankful for. It opened my eyes to how the Lord is working through His church, and laid a powerful foundation for my next steps in ministry through serving on staff at Waymaker, interning at Samaritan’s Purse International Relief, and working as a graduate assistant at Liberty University while pursuing my MBA! God is so good and I’m forever grateful for how this internship sharpened and equipped me — not just with a skillset, but with intentional character development that shaped who I am today.
The Waymaker Institute Internship has given me so many opportunities for growth and development unlike anywhere else. Being able to work with the Students Team has been life changing and has had such a huge impact on what I want to do for the rest of my life.
My experience as a worship intern was very growing, both personally and professionally. I learned a lot about the role of the Church and the value of serving the Body of Christ.
What To Expect in the Internship Program
Interns are required to participate in continuing education. Interns must be pursuing an undergraduate degree or graduate degree at an accredited institution, or auditing classes at Waymaker Institute. Interns who have completed either an undergraduate degree or the Waymaker Institute Academic Program will work with Institute staff to form a continuing education plan using other platforms and resources.
The Internship Program provides students with practical ministry experience within a specific ministry area at Waymaker.Church. Interns are placed in a ministry area that aligns with their unique calling, passions, and affinity to develop practical skills and participate in day-to-day operations of local ministry.
Potential ministry areas include:
- Student Ministry: Middle School
- Student Ministry: High School
- Kids Ministry: Birth-4th Grade
- Creative Team (Graphic Design/Videography)
Interns participate in weekly environments that provide opportunities for spiritual development and personal growth. These environments intentionally emphasizes teaching, prayer, worship, and the practice of spiritual gifts to shape and form each student’s character and heart.
Internship Program Requirements
Must be pursuing an undergraduate degree from another institution or have completed an undergraduate degree.
Applicants not pursuing or completed an undergraduate degree will be considered for the Internship Program on a case-by-case basis.
Non-degree-seeking/holding applicants are expected to create a continuing education plan with WMI Staff.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the admissions requirements?
Applicants with neither will be considered for the Internship Program on a case-by-case basis. These non-degree seeking/holding applicants are expected to create a continuing education plan.
What is the application process?
Fill out Application, Complete Questionnaire, Interview(s).
Apply for the Internship Program HERE.
Is there an age limit for students to attend WMI?
Is this a paid internship?
The Semester Internship is an unpaid position but can earn academic credit depending on the student’s higher education institution.
Can I earn academic credit?
The Semester and Summer Internships can earn academic credit depending on the student’s higher education institution.
Is housing provided?
Is transportation provided?
What are the technology requirements?
What are the doctrinal beliefs of Waymaker Institute?
Our institutional statement of faith and our statement of secondary institutional positions can be found here and here.