APPLY FOR INTERNSHIP
2021-22 APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN
The 9 1/2 months of the UMin internship will challenge and grow you beyond your expectations! Interns put in a significant amount of work, but are pushed to discover all God has created them to be and what he wants to do in and through them. As an intern, you help to run all aspects of University Ministries, while growing in a number of practical life skills that will help shape your future.
Turn in the completed application, resume, and letters of rec. by dropping it into The Palmer House mailbox, located on the front porch
4705 16th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The UMin internship gave me the opportunity to dream intentionally about my career goals, find much needed mentorship in my first year out of school, and ask serious questions about my faith. It was arguably one of the most formative years of my adult life thus far, but it was also one of the hardest decisions I’d ever made, because I didn’t think it would set me up for success in my immediate career in the way that other 9-5 jobs would. Thankfully, I can’t overstate how wrong I was. In the two years since I’ve been an intern, I find myself constantly using skills that I developed in the internship, such as learning how to lead and empower a team, have uncomfortable and courageous conversations, and run large scale events. The internship provided me with intentional skill development, lifelong friendships, and a supportive community that always challenged me in my personal and spiritual growth.
As a student involved with The Inn throughout college, I had dreamed about the possibility of being a UMin Intern. However, as I entered my senior year, I was overwhelmed with the pressure of finding a corporate job that paid a lot of money and would prove that my out-of-state UW degree was “worth it.” But as applications opened, I felt the Lord urging me to at least apply. I begrudgingly began the application process and as I did, the Lord softened and opened my heart and reminded me to follow His calling rather than the world’s.
I am so thankful for the 10 months I got to serve as a UMin Intern. I could not have imagined the amount of personal, spiritual and professional growth I experienced during this time. Personally, I grew in understanding my strengths and weaknesses and learning how to work on those weaknesses. Spiritually, I grew in my dependence on the Lord and learned that just because I’m working in ministry does not mean automatic spiritual intimacy with Him. Professionally, I grew in my abilities to work on a team, manage a team, and coordinate MANY moving parts — which is a necessity in this job! And most of all, I got to pour into and be poured into by a community that has meant so much to me over the years. I’m so grateful the Lord encouraged me to take this step of faith and am humbled I had the opportunity to participate in it.
It was no pencil-pushing, coffee grabbing experience. I was entrusted with important leadership responsibilities, pushed to grow outside my comfort zone, and given hands-on experience in countless situations. Currently, I am the Eastside Area Director for Greater Seattle FCA. My time with UMin helped prepare me really well for this role. I often pull on my experiences there to help propel me through whatever challenge is in front of me now.
I am so grateful to have had the chance to learn more about myself and Jesus through my year with UMin. I can honestly say that I would not be where I am today; in my faith, theology, profession, or passion for justice without the influence, love, grace, and leadership of UMin. It was not easy, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
The UMin Internship was an incredible opportunity. I was nervous as it was my first time stepping into any kind of ministry role of that nature but it turned out to be a huge blessing. Getting to connect and do life with the different students and staff on a personal level was an experience I’ll never forget. Getting to positively affect and influence those around was incredible. But more so than the impact I made, was the impact made on me. I learned a great deal about myself during this time. And the love I felt from the community around me was nothing short of amazing. Even today, the internship is still yielding fruit and proving to be a huge blessing. When I joined the team, I gained more than just friends and coworkers but I gained a family. Family that I’m still getting to do life with 3 years later.