How to create a Summer Internship Program

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Having summer interns would be every minister’s dream. But a lot of detail and background works goes into it in order to make it effective. After all, a successful summer internship program involves more than just the Church or Ministry benefiting. It is about helping the Intern get a great experience they are looking forward to.

That is why Tom has brought back Ebony Bright to the podcast. Ebony is a former summer Intern, then a Resident and is now a Student Minister at New Life as well as the Intern Coordinator. Ebony has put in a lot of  hard work and time into shaping New Life’s Intern and Residency program. So today, Tom and Ebony talk about:

  • What Ebony’s various jobs at New Life are
  • What kind of background work did Ebony do to start forming New Life’s Internship Program
  • How Churches can do something similar at their church

If you want to contact Ebony about questions you may have about a Summer Internship Program, you can email her.

Also, for other posts about summer internship program at your Church

What do you think?  Do you have an Internship Program at your church? What do you do to make it successful? Share your experiences below or on social media using #ymsidekick so we can all learn from each other.

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Tom Pounder

A father of 4, Tom is the Online Campus Pastor as well as Social Media Director at New Life Christian Church in Chantilly, VA. He blogs, vlogs, periscopes and podcasts regularly about student and online ministry stuff. Check out his work at and on iTunes (search YMSidekick).

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