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  • Mailing Address: 1021 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, MN 55403

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  • Sunday: 11:00am-12:15pm

 

 

Interns at First

Interns at First

Growing leaders. Together. In the heart of the city.

We want to grow and develop Christ-following leaders for God's kingdom. That is the driving purpose for our internship program. 

Interns at First have the opportunity to grow as they work alongside one another, the ministry staff, lay leaders, and members of the church community. Operating as a cohort, interns gather together weekly for prayer, training and development in meetings led by Senior Pastor Jeremy Adelman. Additional direction is provided for each intern by their specific ministry's pastors and directors.

2019-2020 Internships

In 2019, we are hiring a cohort of five interns to work from August 1, 2019 through May 29, 2020. We are excited for you to consider applying for one of the five positions:

These are all paid positions. If you have questions about the internships not answered in the following positions descriptions, please contact us at  .

If you would like to apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to "Internships" at

Please note, when you apply for one of the internship positions, you are applying to the internship program as a whole. At some time you may be asked to consider working in one of the other internship positions. 


Serve Local Intern, 2019-20

The Serve Local intern helps First run its mercy-oriented ministries to the downtown community. They do so through encouraging member participation, community group coordination, organizing events, and completing additional tasks related to the execution of First’s engagement in these ministries. This also includes thinking creatively about how the events could be accomplished better and working to enact those changes.

The Serve Local intern also serves on Sunday mornings in the Connections Ministry area by helping the Connections Team implement its hospitality programming in the church building.

Details
Dates August 1, 2019 through May 29, 2020 (approximately 43 weeks)
Hours 10 hours per week
Pay Prevailing City of Minneapolis small business minimum wage
Supervision Senior Pastor (Jeremy Adelman) will provide direction for the intern cohort. Director of Outreach (Michael Jolivette) will provide weekly direction concerning ministry assignments.
Education A plan will be developed between the intern and the Senior Pastor to complete ministry-focused education in addition to the internship hours. Financial reimbursement is provided for materials needed to complete the education plan.
Weekly Meetings The Serve Local intern will meet weekly with the Senior Pastor for a brief check-in meeting and weekly with the Director of Outreach for specific ministry assignments. They will be one of five interns working with First during this time period and will have weekly meetings with the internship cohort that will include prayer, training and development.
Projects and Participation 

The Serve Local intern will work alongside In Love Word & Deed, a local non-profit, and others on the ministry staff and in lay leadership at First. They must engage as part of the church community throughout their internship, including participation in Sunday mornings at the church.

Specifically, the Serve Local intern will work on the following projects: 

  • Run Friday Night Serve events once each month.
  • Run Saturday In Love, Word and Deed events once each month.
  • Recruit and coordinate volunteers for the above events.
  • Serve regularly on the Sunday morning Connections Team as a greeter.
  • Follow up with new people visiting church by finding new ways to connect with them and helping them move from first-time guests to involved members.
  • Additional projects as assigned and time allows.

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Worship Ministry Intern, 2019-20

The Worship Ministry intern works with the Associate Pastor for Worship and Community to help in worship service planning, volunteer training, leading music on Sunday mornings, and being attentive to the behind-the-scenes requirements for Sunday worship.

Details
Dates August 1, 2019 through May 29, 2020 (approximately 43 weeks)
Hours 10 hours per week
Pay Prevailing City of Minneapolis small business minimum wage
Supervision Senior Pastor (Jeremy Adelman) will provide direction for the intern cohort. Associate Pastor for Worship and Community (Alex Baxley) will provide weekly direction concerning ministry assignments.
Education A plan will be developed between the intern and the Senior Pastor to complete ministry-focused education in addition to the internship hours. Financial reimbursement is provided for materials needed to complete the education plan.
Weekly Meetings The Worship intern will meet weekly with the Senior Pastor for a brief check-in meeting and weekly with the Associate Pastor for specific ministry assignments. They will be one of five interns working with First during this time period and will have weekly meetings with the internship cohort that will include prayer, training and development.
Projects and Participation 

The Worship Ministry intern will work alongside the worship team, and with others on the ministry staff and in lay leadership at First. The nature of this internship will require them to have ministry specific responsibilities on Sunday mornings, Wednesday evenings, and they must engage as part of the church community throughout their internship.

Specifically, the Worship Ministry intern will work on the following projects: 

  • Plan and provide insight for the different elements of a weekly worship service.
  • Assist in implementing the musical portion of the service.
  • Add to the worship team musically and vocally.
  • Sit in on the audio and visual tech teams and shadow their work.
  • Additional projects as assigned, and time allows.

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Kids Ministry Intern, 2019-20

The Kids Ministry intern will work with the Director of Family and Kids to help with volunteer training, ministry planning, and program implementation on Sunday mornings in the Family Ministry area.

Details
Dates August 1, 2019 through May 29, 2020 (approximately 43 weeks)
Hours 10 hours per week
Pay Prevailing City of Minneapolis small business minimum wage
Supervision Senior Pastor (Jeremy Adelman) will provide direction for the intern cohort. Director of Kids and Family (Serenity Ward) will provide weekly direction concerning Kids Ministry assignments.
Education A plan will be developed between the intern and the Senior Pastor to complete ministry-focused education in addition to the internship hours. Financial reimbursement is provided for materials needed to complete the education plan.
Weekly Meetings The Kids Ministry intern will meet weekly with the Senior Pastor for a brief check-in meeting and weekly with the Director of Kids and Family for specific ministry assignments. They will be one of five interns working with First during this time period and will have weekly meetings with the internship cohort that will include prayer, training and development.
Projects and Participation 

The Kids Ministry Intern has ministry specific responsibilities on Sunday mornings and they must engage as part of the church community throughout their internship.

Specifically, the Kids Ministry intern will work on the following projects: 

  • Help with curriculum planning and weekly activities for the kids ministry.
  • Work alongside the Director of Family and Kids to train volunteers in formal and informal settings.
  • Assist in Sunday morning program implementation for the kids ministry.
  • Help plan and implement family ministry events.
  • Additional projects as assigned and time allows.

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Youth Ministry Intern, 2019-20

The Youth Ministry intern works with the Senior Pastor and Director of Youth to help with volunteer training, ministry planning, and program implementation on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights in the Youth Ministry area.

Details
Dates August 1, 2019 through May 29, 2020 (approximately 43 weeks)
Hours 10 hours per week
Pay Prevailing City of Minneapolis small business minimum wage
Supervision Senior Pastor (Jeremy Adelman) will provide direction for the intern cohort. Director of Youth (Zach Mulvihill) will provide weekly direction concerning Youth Ministry assignments.
Education A plan will be developed between the intern and the Senior Pastor to complete ministry-focused education in addition to the internship hours. Financial reimbursement is provided for materials needed to complete the education plan.
Weekly Meetings The Youth Ministry intern will meet weekly with the Senior Pastor for a brief check-in meeting and weekly with the Director of Youth for specific ministry assignments. They will be one of five interns working with First during this time period and will have weekly meetings with the internship cohort that will include prayer, training and development.
Projects and Participation 

The Youth Ministry intern has ministry specific responsibilities on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. They must engage as part of the church community throughout their internship.

Specifically, the Youth Ministry intern will work on the following projects: 

  • Work alongside the Director of Youth to train volunteers in formal and informal settings.
  • Assist in Sunday morning program implementation for the youth ministry.
  • Assist in Wednesday night program implementation for the youth ministry.
  • Help plan and implement family ministry events.
  • Additional projects as assigned and time allows.

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Missions Intern, 2019-20

The Missions intern helps the church missions committee advance its goals while providing an opportunity for an emerging leader to develop skills and experience.

Details
Dates August 1, 2019 through May 29, 2020 (approximately 43 weeks)
Hours 10 hours per week
Pay Prevailing City of Minneapolis small business minimum wage
Supervision Senior Pastor (Jeremy Adelman) will provide direction for the intern cohort. Director of Outreach (Michael Jolivette) will provide weekly direction concerning ministry assignments.
Education A plan will be developed between the intern and the Senior Pastor to complete ministry-focused education in addition to the internship hours. Financial reimbursement is provided for materials needed to complete the education plan.
Weekly Meetings The Missions intern will meet weekly with the Senior Pastor for a brief check-in meeting and weekly with the Director of Outreach for specific ministry assignments. They will be one of five interns working with First during this time period and will have weekly meetings with the internship cohort that will include prayer, training and development.
Projects and Participation 

The Missions intern works alongside First's missions committee members and others on the ministry staff. They must engage as part of the church community throughout their internship, including participation in Sunday mornings at the church.

Specifically, the Missions intern will work on the following projects: 

  • Attend and participate in missions committee meetings, which are typically one evening each month.
  • Provide communication between the missions committee and the congregation.
  • Provide communication between the missions committee and the church's supported missionaries.
  • Plan, promote and assist with execution of missions-related events.
  • Assist the missions committee in the execution of their vision for missions at First.
  • Additional projects as assigned and time allows.

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