Antioch Internship exists in support of our church’s vision of authentic community, where as a church family we seek to disciple and equip young people from across the country in their exploration of future vocations in ministry. But even for those who don’t think they’ll pursue vocational ministry, the summer and yearlong programs are unique opportunities for college-age students to immerse themselves in a season of meaningful ministry, spiritual formation, intentional community, and personal growth. The internship program remains one of Antioch’s valuable ministries because, at its core, it is one of the greatest ways that our church participates in the work of raising up the next generation to be godly leaders and influencers in the world. We hope that you’ll consider being a part of the Antioch Internship, either as an intern or part of the church community that makes the internship possible.
Contact the Internship Staff with questions or to request more information.
Antioch offers two intership programs, a summer internship (college age) and a year-long internship (college grads) as well as a long-term pastoral residency program.
Dates: May 29- July 28 Cost: $650 (includes housing with a host family)
Come intern in beautiful Bend, Oregon with twenty other college students for the summer as you give nine weeks of your life to do ministry, be in community, and learn more about who God is and who He’s made you to be. The summer internship will provide you with an intense immersion into the community of Antioch. Through hands-on work experience and intentional discipleship, interns will be given the opportunity to grow and be challenged personally as well as form a meaningful intern community. Interns will be taken out of their comfort zone with trips to explore the beautiful cascade mountain range and all that Central Oregon has to offer.
The yearlong internship program is for college graduates who are looking for hands-on experience in a church or ministry context. Yearlong interns will work with a specific ministry focus leader as well as get mentorship from other Church staff members. A yearlong internship will immerse you in the daily motions of ministry as well as encourage you to grow spiritually and academically. Yearlong interns can also add to their educational experience by taking courses at Kilns College either as continuing education or in process towards a Masters degree. Yearlong interns are accepted based on programming and staff availability.
The Antioch Residency Program is designed to give college and seminary graduates a chance for an extended and focused program, and to provide residents a platform to be mentored as well as drive their own ministry experience and personal development. Residents have the opportunity to develop hands-on and specific ministry experience, leadership growth and investment as an integral member of the Antioch staff team.
Another significant aspect of the Residency program is continuing education through partnership with Kilns Colllege. We believe education is a vital tool in the process fo spiritual growth and can be a catalyst for spiritual formation. Through Kilns, students have the opportunity for rich academic development and immersion in courses that focus on the incorporation of life and beliefs. During or following the Residency, students can choose to continue on in courses to earn a Masters degree at Kilns. Pastoral Residents are accepted based on programming and staff availability.
Every summer or yearlong intern will have the opportunity to experience first-hand what it means to submerge yourself in the life of ministry. The following is a list of Antioch’s primary ministries, from which interns will choose a focus for the duration of his/her internship.