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Interns at First - Now Hiring


Interns at First

First Baptist Church exists to see weary lives renewed through relationship with Jesus in the twin cities and beyond. Located in downtown Minneapolis for over 165 years, we are committed to seeing the gospel take root in the lives of our people and city.

Our cohort of interns will participate in a Leadership Development Cohort at First Baptist Church. This internship is designed to disciple, equip, and provide ministry experience. We provide an excellent training opportunity, as we do excellent work together. The internship will be comprised of both paid and unpaid interns and will run for the duration of the 2021-22 academic year, beginning August 22, 2021. The program will be directed by Senior Pastor, Jeremy Adelman, Director of Groups, Dalton Nowicki, and Director of Relational Discipleship, Carrie Paulson. Below are detailed the two intern positions we are currently hiring.

Two-Tier Internship Cohort

Leadership Development Cohort | Unpaid | Averaging 5 hours/week

  • Interns in the Leadership Development program will participate in weekly meetings focused on leadership and spiritual development. Cohort meetings will be Tuesdays from 3:00-4:30pm, beginning August 31.
  • Internship credits available upon request
  • Monthly mentor meetings with a church leader
  • Opportunity to serve and/or provide leadership in ministry teams/events
  • Intern Orientation August 29

Ministry Interns | Paid | Averaging 10 hours/week

  • Ministry interns will participate in the weekly cohort meetings focused on leadership and spiritual development. Cohort meetings will be on Tuesdays from 3:00-4:30pm, beginning August 31
  • Each ministry intern will be hired to work alongside staff members in one of the eight positions detailed below.
  • Bi-weekly ministry staff 1:1 meetings
  • Intern Orientation August 22 and August 29
  • Participate in discipleship pathways of First Baptist including Sunday Morning Worship services and a weekly Community Group

Resumes and cover letters should be emailed to by April 12, 2021. Please contact Dalton Nowicki at if you have questions.

Ministry Intern Job Description

Throughout the year, each intern will have the opportunity to grow as they work alongside one another, the ministry staff, lay leaders, and covenant members of the First Baptist Church community. Ministry Interns are expected to be active participants of First Baptist both on Sunday mornings and in other discipleship areas such as community groups and ministry teams for the duration of their internship, but covenant membership is not a requirement.

Please note: when you apply for any specific position, you are applying for the First Baptist Church internship program as a whole. At some point in the application process, you may be asked to think about working in an internship position you had not initially considered. Position specific job descriptions can be found below.

The positions are as follows:

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

The Serve Local Intern will help First Baptist run its Serve Local Ministries, which are mercy-oriented ministries to the downtown community. They will do so through encouraging member participation, volunteer coordination, organizing the events and additional tasks related to the execution of First Baptist’s engagement in these ministries and/or partnerships.

Details
Dates August 2021 – May 2022 (approximately 40 weeks)
Hours Averaging 10 hours per week
Pay Stipend
Supervision Director of Outreach, Michael Jolivette
Projects and Participation 
  • Implementation of monthly In Love, Word and Deed events
  • Encourage and serve ongoing partnership at The FAIR School, Downtown
  • Volunteer recruitment and coordination.
  • Additional projects as interest and time allows.

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Worship Ministry Intern

The Worship Ministry Intern will assist the Director of Worship to help lead the congregation in worship through the planning of services, instrumental or vocal abilities, and/or skill in media ministry.

Details
Dates August 2021 – May 2022 (approximately 40 weeks)
Hours Averaging 10 hours per week
Pay Stipend
Supervision Director of Worship, Maggie Niemeyer
Projects and Participation 
  • Serve as a member on the worship and/or AV team
  • Assist Maggie in the planning/implementation of Sunday morning worship services
  • Additional projects as interest and time allows

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Family Ministry Intern | Kids Ministry Concentration

The Kids Ministry Intern will work with Director of Families to help with discipleship, teaching, ministry planning and program implementation.

Details
Dates August 2021 – May 2022 (approximately 40 weeks)
Hours Averaging 10 hours per week
Pay Stipend
Supervision Director of Families, Erik Vaage
Projects and Participation 

This intern will work alongside Erik and others on the pastoral staff and lay leadership at First Baptist. The nature of this internship will require them to have ministry specific responsibilities on Sunday mornings and they will be asked to engage as part of the First Baptist community throughout their internship.

  • Assist Erik in discipling the children of First Baptist Church
  • Assist in Sunday morning program implementation for the children’s ministry.
  • Help plan and implement family ministry events alongside the Family Ministry Team
  • Additional projects as interest and time allows.

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Family Ministry Intern | Youth Ministry Concentration

The Youth Ministry Intern will work with the Director of Families to help with discipleship, teaching, ministry planning and program implementation on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings.

Details
Dates August 2021 – May 2022 (approximately 40 weeks)
Hours Averaging 10 hours per week
Pay Stipend
Supervision Director of Families, Erik Vaage
Projects and Participation 
  • Help plan weekly activities for the youth ministry.
  • Assist in Sunday morning discipleship and program implementation for the youth ministry.
  • Assist in Wednesday night discipleship and program implementation for the youth ministry.
  • Help plan and implement family ministry events alongside the Family Ministry Team
  • Additional projects as interest and time allows.

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Missions Intern

The Missions Intern will work to serve our missionaries and the missions team through administration, implementing vision, and communicating with the congregation about current missions-happenings.

Details
Dates August 2021 – May 2022 (approximately 40 weeks)
Hours Averaging 10 hours per week
Pay Stipend
Supervision Director of Outreach, Michael Jolivette
Projects and Participation 
  • Communication between the Missions Committee and the Congregation.
  • Communication between the Missions Committee and the missionaries First Baptist supports.
  • Planning and promoting missions related events.
  • Assist the Missions Committee in the execution of their vision for missions at First Baptist Church.
  • Additional projects as interest and time allows.

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Church Operations Intern

The Operations Intern will work alongside our Director of Operations and the deacon team to steward our church facility, database and the finances of the church.

Details
Dates August 2021 – May 2022 (approximately 40 weeks)
Hours Averaging 10 hours per week
Pay Stipend
Supervision Director of Operations, Jake Reiter
Projects and Participation 
  • Assist Director of Operations with various financial administration tasks
  • Assist Director of Operations with implementing security measures
  • Assist Director of Operations in updating and maintaining various membership records

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Campus Ministry Intern

The Campus Ministry Intern will work alongside our Director of Outreach and campus ministry partner to bring the gospel to the local college campuses, primarily Minneapolis Community & Technical College.

Details
Dates August 2021 – May 2022 (approximately 40 weeks)
Hours Averaging 10 hours per week
Pay Stipend
Supervision Director of Operations, Michael Jolivette and ministry partner Tim Schelhammer
Projects and Participation 
  • Engage in regular gospel outreach to the MCTC student body
  • Participate in ongoing ministry alongside Tim Schelhammer
  • Participate in and/or lead Bible Studies
  • Actively participate in campus discipleship and ministry

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Pastoral Intern

The Pastoral Intern role will be focused on two key characteristics: character, and competency. To achieve this, they will work alongside the Senior Pastor, elders, and the Director of Groups to gain experience in pastoral ministry and help to provide leadership in particular areas of ministry in the church. Developing  character and competency in pastoral ministry will meeting regularly with the Senior Pastor, and reading assigned books, teaching/preaching, implementing vision, discipleship, and overall leadership development.

Details
Dates August 2021 – May 2022 (approximately 40 weeks)
Hours Averaging 10 hours per week
Pay Stipend
Supervision Senior Pastor, Jeremy Adelman
Projects and Participation 
  • Potential for preaching opportunities as need and giftings arise
  • Attend weekly sermon prep/feedback meetings
  • Assist Senior Pastor in pastoral ministry including discipleship, evangelism and counseling ministries
  • Assist Senior Pastor with special events including holiday services, weddings and funerals
  • Additional projects as interest and time allows

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