Internship is a training and proving ground for emerging leaders. During your Internship, you will accumulate valuable experience, mentors, and knowledge that will prepare you for stepping into the next phase of your God-given calling. Our desire is that your internship gives you the experience and training you need to take your next steps in living a life that matches your unique gifts with God’s specific purpose for your life.
- To provide in-depth, hands-on, ministry experience to those who may feel called to full-time ministry.
- To facilitate personal growth and development of the intern; to learn and grow in leadership capacity, communication skills, and interpersonal skills.
Our priority is the personal maturity and growth of the intern, not completing tasks or duties.
Perks of the Internship:
- Attend Leadership Trainings — make new discoveries in leadership development, spiritual growth, and ministry methods from members of the Victory team.
- Participate in a small group and lead a small group.
- Build community with others in your Intern class.
- Be mentored by your ministry-focus department leader.
- Attend leadership development events with the Victory staff.
- Intern-only opportunities to connect and observe other growing ministries.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How old do I have to be?
We do not have an age requirement, however, most of our interns are within the age range of 17-30.
How long is the internship?
Length is determined on an individual basis, but most internships are six months to a year.
When can I begin my Internship?
Once you are accepted, you can begin the Internship Program whenever it works best for you.
What qualifications are you looking for in interns?
Previous ministry and leadership experience are preferred, and specific experience in the desired ministry focus area is certainly favored. We look for people who have a clear sense of being called to serve others and dare to dream big dreams for the Kingdom of God. We place a high value on attitude, flexibility, sense of humor, and the ability to work within a team environment.
Any academic opportunities?
Interns have access to Southeastern University to continue or complete their college education.
How many hours a week is the internship?
The internship is roughly 20 hours a week and all weekend services. Hours may vary depending upon the department you intern under.
How much does the internship cost?
The internship is free.
Are these paid positions?
No, the Internship Program positions are unpaid.
Is housing provided?
Interns are ultimately responsible for finding their housing. However, we will do everything we can to help you find free or affordable housing.
Is transportation provided?
No, interns are responsible for providing their own transportation.
Can I work elsewhere while interning?
Yes, just make sure the responsibilities do not conflict.
What does a typical week of internship look like?
Every weekend, interns should expect to help carry out various leadership roles within their designated department to lead weekend services. They are on the front lines of ministry during weekend services. Specific responsibilities will be determined by departmental supervisors. On Wednesdays, interns participate in leadership trainings, which consist of teachings and discussions from various members of Victory’s leadership team. In addition, interns participate in departmental meetings, spend time meeting one-on-one with their supervisor, and focus on carrying out various departmental responsibilities. Over time, interns will be responsible for taking the lead on projects and teams within their ministry area.
Are there any application requirements?
- If you are a current Waymaker School of Ministry student, you must graduate from Waymaker first.
- Be currently serving on a volunteer team at Victory or at your local church.
- Faithful history of tithing at Victory or your local church.
- Academic credits are not required.
How will I know if I have been accepted into the Internship Program?
After you submit an application, it will be reviewed. Potential candidates will be contacted with next steps shortly after applying.
Would you like to be a host home to an intern and/or Waymaker School of Ministry student?
Host families commit to hosting an intern or student for approximately six months to a year (length of stay on a case-by-case basis). Intern or student must maintain active enrollment and involvement with the Internship Program or Waymaker School of Ministry to keep residence within the Host Home.
Internship Program and/or Waymaker staff will pair host homes and students upon review and agreement of the following criteria:
Host Home Requirements:
- Must be members of Victory Family Church.
- Undergo a background check (provided by Victory Family Church).
- Must be 21 years of age or older.
- Must be a smoke-, drug-, and alcohol-free environment.
- If you own a pet please make us aware, in case of allergies.
- Provide a fully furnished bedroom in close proximity to a bathroom.
Host Home Is Not Required:
- To be a homeowner but must receive written consent from your landlord to allow another tenant.
- To be married; however, you will be paired with an intern of the same gender.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What does it mean to be a host home?
A host home is a short-term housing option that provides a safe living environment to a student or intern that comes to Victory from out of state.
Do I get paid to be a host home?
No. This is not a paid position.
Do I have to buy groceries and/or cook for the intern or student?
You are not required to. The intern or student will provide their own groceries and cook their own meals. However, you are more than welcome to cook or provide meals for them.
I have kids, can I ask the intern or student to babysit for me?
No, unless the intern or student offers they are not expected to babysit.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.