The Calvary Institute Internship Program is designed to provide future missions and ministry leaders an opportunity to discern the call of God on their life.  Throughout the program, interns will have the unique opportunity to learn from and network with missionaries, church planters, and church staff throughout Calvary’s network of churches.

The goal of the Internship Program is to provide young men and women who are interested in vocational or co-vocational ministry access to real-world experience in the areas of international church planting movements, church revitalizations, church plants throughout the United States, and campuses.  Through these experiences, mentoring, and training, interns will complete the program with a defined sense of calling and practical next steps leading to a life of Kingdom impact.


Applicants should first and foremost possess a strong passion for reaching the lost with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and a commitment to being sent to make disciples.  Building upon that foundation, interns will work alongside Calvary staff and within Calvary’s College & Young Adult Ministry gaining access to real-world ministry experience, skill development, theological training, and spiritual growth. 

Interns will:

  • Participate in a weekly Intern Cohort to further develop theological understanding and learn best practices for missions and ministry
  • Complete Calvary’s Sending Pipeline training
  • Spend time with experts from a variety of missions and ministry fields
  • Lead various programs within Calvary’s College & Young Adult Ministry after a period of training and observation
  • Choose from continuing education curricula and provide reports to the Intern Cohort
  • Lead Disciple Maker training and classes
  • Participate in Sermon Labs to develop preaching and teaching skills
  • Volunteer within different ministry areas at Calvary Church and our partner church revitalizations


What are the program requirements?

The Internship Program is open to currently enrolled college and technical students ages 19-23 exploring long-term vocational or co-vocational ministry goals.

How are interns mentored?

Interns will be mentored by Calvary staff.  Internship mentoring is not designed to make you simply better at a job – but is provided to help foster holistic development in the areas of spiritual, personal, and professional growth. 

Additionally, you will participate in and lead discipleship groups utilizing Calvary’s discipleship strategy (Disciple Maker) that includes easily reproducible tools applicable in all church contexts. 

How long is the program?

The Internship Program is designed to provide participants with nine months of experience, mentorship, and skill development leading to a defined sense of calling.  Interns successfully completing their first year may apply and participate in successive years of the program pending they continue to meet the educational and age requirements.  Exceptional, returning interns will be given additional leadership opportunities as they progress through the program. 

What areas of ministry can I focus on in the program?

Calvary Interns will be provided opportunities to focus on and gain experience in:

√  Church Revitalizations

√  International Church Planting

√  National Church Planting

√  Church Campus Ministry

For questions about areas not listed please contact Sammy Rodriguez.

Can I choose my area of focus?

First-year interns will work through a set curriculum.  Returning interns will be given the option to focus on a specific area of ministry.

Is housing provided?

Housing may be available to interns that qualify pending space is available. 

What is the weekly time commitment?

The Internship Program is a part-time program that will provide you with 15 hours of training, mentoring, and experience every week.  Interns are expected to be concurrently enrolled in school. 

When does the program start?

Monday, September 13, 2021

Are interns compensated?

Interns are not compensated.  Returning interns will be provided opportunities to apply for a Calvary Scholarship to help offset the cost of tuition at the college, university, or technical school where they are currently enrolled.

Is seminary credit available?

Calvary partners with Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary to provide seminary credit hours to participants also enrolled at SBTS.  Please contact SBTS for applicable tuition and fees.

My experience as an intern was the best! I was able to serve the church in so many ways and learned so much about the workings of the church. The best part for me was that I was able to engage the community with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 

– Hannah Hill

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Applications must be completed and received by Wednesday, August 18, 2021.

Still have questions? Contact Sammy Rodriguez.

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