INTERNSHIPS

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MISSIONAL LEADERSHIP

MISSIONAL LEADERSHIP

“An internship in Missional Leadership goes far beyond leading week-long mission trips during the summer. By choosing this track, you are choosing to learn what it truly means to serve others as Jesus did. Whether you are a Team Leader, Hospitality Leader, VBS Coordinator or Community Project Coordinator, your summer will be filled with unique opportunities to gain leadership experience that will allow you to succeed in whatever your future career might be. While gaining these valuable leadership skills, your efforts will lead to creating a platform where students can experience Christ in radical ways and communities see sustainable change happen.

POSITIONS

TEAM LEADER

Lead, empower, and equip others while overseeing life changing mission trips

HOSPITALITY LEADER

Create a welcoming atmosphere by providing meals and hospitable care for incoming mission groups

COMMUNITY PROJECT COORDINATOR

Engage incoming mission groups in community development principles while serving alongside the community

VBS COORDINATOR

Work alongside community leaders to teach children about Jesus

QUICK INFO

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INTERNSHIP DATES

Training Week: May 20th - 25th
Prep Week: May 26th – June 1st
Mission Trips: June 1st – August 3rd
Banquet: August 6th, 2019

* Some positions have additional training requirements.

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INTERNSHIP LOCATIONS

Los Angeles, CA Colorado Springs, CO
Milwaukee, WI Crownpoint, NM
Braxton County, WV Pine Ridge, SD
Fairbanks, AK Madison, Wisconsin
Lexington County, SC Long Island, NY
Lorain County, OH Oklahoma City, OK
San Augustine, TX Fond Blanc, Haiti
Sumpango, Guatemala
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PAID INTERNSHIP

$1,500 – $2,000

*Some positions are required to raise support.

WHAT TO EXPECT

HANDS-ON LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

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This internship not only gives you the opportunity to learn the model of servant leadership, but to apply it in a tangible way as well. Each position comes with a high degree of responsibility whether you’re coordinating meal preparation tasks, community engagement activities or overseeing the logistics of each trip. Through your successes and failures, you will learn what it takes to become a great leader.

PERSONAL GROWTH IN FAITH

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There’s no hiding the fact that a Next Step internship is a challenging one. It’s a tiring summer in which you’ll be stretched in ways you’ve never been before, but there’s something inherently beautiful about this. Through those times of weakness, you will have the opportunity to call upon the Lord for strength and wisdom. In doing so, you can’t help but grow closer to him as you develop a deeper understanding of His faithfulness and the sufficiency of His grace.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

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By growing in your ability to effectively resolve conflict, communicate tasks, and develop the skills of teammates, you will be developing a skill set that can be used in the everyday challenges of the professional world. Past interns have gone on to leverage what they’ve learned to succeed in a variety of vocations including going into full-time ministry, starting their own non-profit or working for a Fortune 100 company.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

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Most importantly, you will have the opportunity to serve alongside a community for the entire summer. This service will go far beyond the physical construction project that you will be involved with. You will also have the chance to build relationships with community members. These relationships will impact your life in ways you never expected as you grow in a deeper understanding of what it means to be in community.

SUPPORT RAISING

Next Step Internships require that you raise support. We are frequently asked why this requirement is in place and where the support goes. Next Step is committed to funding projects and partnering with organizations that really make a difference in communities. Whether you are building a deck or hosting a VBS, these community projects take significant money. When you commit to serving alongside a community with Next Step, you commit to making it possible to partner with communities in a truly impactful way. Every year, Next Step Summer Staff raise over $200,000.00, allowing us to do the work we do! It has been a staple of our ministry since the beginning, a staple that makes us different, and a staple that makes us effective. So be humbled knowing the money you raise doesn’t just go in your pocket, but goes to rebuilding and empowering a community you have now become a part of.

The money you raise goes to a few different places. Part of it funds your stay in the community, covering your transportation, lodging, and food for the summer; but the majority of your support goes directly to the materials used in the community you are serving. This includes construction materials, community project materials, VBS materials, funding community cookouts, and much more. So, you can confidently share that the money your donors give, is going directly into the communities you are partnering with.

HOW TO APPLY

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CHOOSE DESIRED INTERSHIP POSITION

Missional Leadership

  • Team Leader
  • Hospitality Leader
  • Community Project Coordinator
  • VBS Coordinator

Worship

  • Worship Leader
  • Worship Team Member
  • Emcee
  • Media Tech

Construction

  • Construction Project Manager
  • Construction Site Supervisor
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PREPARE YOUR APPLICATION MATERIALS

Resume

Resumes should list all education, previous jobs, and other pertinent experience.

References

Every applicant must submit two references. Some positions have specific types of references they must include; see application for details.

Video sample

Worship Leader, Worship Team Member, and Emcee applicants have a video sample requirement as a part of their application; see application for details.

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FILL OUT INTERNSHIP APPLICATION

The last step is to simply fill out the online application by clicking Apply Now below. You will be able to upload your application materials with your application. We will contact you with 48 hours of receiving your application. Feel free to contact us with any additional questions.

FAQS

All applicants must be 18 years old and one full year out of high school. CPR certification is required prior to the start of the summer. See positions and requirements for list of specific position requirements.
All internship  positions are required to serve from May 20th - August 6th, 2019. There are no part-time internships
Your summer will start with a week of training in Wisconsin. Here you will learn the ins and outs of the summer and get specific training for your position.
There are several things we consider when placing staff and building the teams. First, we consider your specific skills and talents and how they best fit into the communities we work with and the teams that are set up. We also take into consideration where you would like to serve. Lastly, we place based on the needs of Next Step.
Yes. You will serve at one location for the entirety of your summer. The only exception is for either the Worship Leader or Construction Manager Flex positions. See positions and requirements for more information on the Flex Position.
Yes. There is a Mid-Summer Team Break (onsite) on July 5th - July 7th. This will be an opportunity for you and your team to get away from your job responsibilities, and reenergize for the last few weeks of trips. The goal is for you and your team to feel spiritually refreshed and rested.

That being said, due to the nature of your position there is very little downtime on a day-to-day basis. Typical weekends are used to shop for supplies, set up new projects, and rest. You will be exhausted, but take it from us; it will be well worth it! The position requires your effort 24/7 for 10 weeks.

All of your food and lodging is covered for the entire summer! You will be staying at a church or school in the community you live in. Your new bedroom will most likely be a classroom. You will sleep on an air mattress.
You are responsible for your transportation to training week on May 20th and home at the end of the summer on Aug 6th (That’s one round trip ticket to Wisconsin). Next Step covers all the rest of your transportation!

CONTACT US

 

DOWNLOADS

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2017 INTERNSHIP PACKET This packet has all your internship information in one place. Dates, details and more. While you can find all this information on the website, feel free to download this packet as an additional resource.
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2017 SUPPORT RAISING PACKET Support raising can be scary, but we are there to walk you through the process to make sure you are equipped to succeed. This packet has information about your support raising requirement (does not apply to construction internships), and outlines for successfully reaching your financial goal.
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