Christ United Methodist Church
Christ United Methodist Church

Internships

Posted on: August 10th, 2017

We work better together.

An internship at Christ United is unlike any other you’ve had. You’ll be challenged. You’ll be inspired. And you’ll be proud. No matter what you do here, you’ll be part of something big.

Our mission is to bring in, build up, train, and send out the next generation of leaders to carry hope to the world.

 

Learning From Experience.

At Christ United, interns are an important part of the creative team. Whether you sign on for a full-time or part-time position, you’ll be working on critical projects that will be seen by thousands. You might star in our church announcement videos, help plan a major event, design a mass mailing piece, or personally assist one of our church leaders. We have a variety of hands-on positions that will give you real-world experience.

Below you will find a list of the current open positions. If interested in applying, please send your resume to Communications Director, Karen@cumc.com with the title of the position you are interested in, the length of time and why you’d like to be a part of Christ United’s team.

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FULL-TIME (Year-long Internship)

As a full-time intern at Christ United, you’ll receive hands-on training while serving alongside experienced pastors and ministry leaders. As an intern, you’ll gain training and experience that will help you develop the leadership skills needed for the next stage of your career. You will receive field-specific training, teamwork experience, and skill development. Full-time interns commit to serving for one year, typically 20+ hours per week.

PART-TIME (Fall, Spring, or Summer Internship)

As a part-time intern at Christ United, you’ll receive hands-on training while serving alongside experienced pastors and ministry leaders. As an intern at Christ United, you’ll gain training and experience that will help you develop the leadership skills needed for the next stage of your career. You will receive field-specific training, teamwork experience, and skill development. Part-time interns commit to serving for a minimum of 15 hours per week for approximately 4 months.

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Communications Internship

This internship is geared toward Communications/Marketing majors (current college students) who seek hands-on experience with creating promotional schedules, building and managing client relationships, learning communications strategies across different channels, understanding promotional campaign reporting, and assisting with event management in a dynamic ministry setting.

 

Copy Writer/Editor Internship

This internship is geared toward current or perspective Communication/English majors who seek hands-on experience with creating promotional press releases, building and managing editorial relationships, learning communications strategies across different channels, and assisting with both print and web copy within the Christ United brand standards.

 

Graphic Design Internship

This internship is designed for college students who are majoring in a visual communication design or graphic design program.  Gain hands-on experience with layouts and design for print, web, and interactive projects and communicate directly with clients as you work from concept to completion on designs.  Applicants need to be comfortable working with Adobe programs; have good oral and written communication skills, and be organized and detail-oriented.  If you have an online portfolio, please include the link in your application.

 

Photography Intern (shooting, editing)

Serve alongside Christ United’s Media team as you develop your passion for all aspects of editorial photography in a marketing setting.  This internship will involve pre-production planning, shooting, and post-production editing work in conjunction with our creative team, as well as outside groups. This position may include traveling with various ministry groups locally, nationally and internationally. (This internship is for current college students and junior/senior high school students).

 

Social Media Internship

The Social Media Internship requires skill and competence in writing, communication, marketing, public speaking, social platforms, and a knowledge of Christ United Methodist Church. During this internship, you will learn all about the church’s Social Media Strategy and Guidelines and work towards implementing them within the church and across social channels. This internship provides a unique opportunity to work alongside the Communication team and help speak into future social campaigns. This is a great opportunity to take what you’ve learned here and apply it toward a possible future career in Social Media. (This internship is for current college students and junior/senior high school students).

 

Video Production Intern (pre-production, shooting, editing)

Serve alongside Christ United’s Media team as you develop your passion for all aspects of video production.  This internship will involve pre-production, shooting, and post-production work in conjunction with our creative team, as well as outside groups. This position may include traveling with various mission groups locally, nationally and internationally. (This internship is for current college students and junior/senior high school students).

 

Read about an intern’s experience at Christ United.