Jan 28

Middle School Intern (full-time)-First Presbyterian Church in Boulder, CO


Edited: Jan 28

REPORTS TO: Director of Middle School


MINISTRY DEPARTMENT: Student and Family Ministry


Student Ministries at First Presbyterian Church in Boulder, CO has been walking with the students of Boulder Valley for over 30 years and have become a staple in the downtown Boulder community. Our high school and middle school ministries take camping trips, mission trips, hold weekly Wednesday night programs, Sunday morning programs, and make sure to engage students on their turf every week. We are looking for one intern to work for middle school 2019-2020, one intern for high school 2019-2020. 


Both 12-month internships are an incredible opportunity to experience full-time ministry in a healthy church that cheers for our young friends. Interns will work alongside each other in our Student and Family Department, growing in their love of Jesus and service to our community. Interns will learn to run programs, support some of our 50 volunteer leaders, and play integral roles in the larger church community. So apply today and find out what this church has to offer. 



 College degree

 Heart for Christ, middle school students and their families



Leading Volunteers: Intern is expected to lead, support, and keep volunteer leaders accountable in their ministry to their small groups, and pursue kids outside of church. Meeting with leaders is an important aspect of providing vision and leadership.

Leading Students: The intern is a leader of a small group. They will be responsible for hanging out with their small group kids every week, as well as other opportunities to serve in their schools or attend their activities. The intern also should get to know their families to better understand the student.

Parent Contact: Family ministry is vital to a fully integrated youth ministry. Interns need good communication with both students and parents. Consistent contact with the parents and families is a regular and necessary part of the internship and also brings you closer to understanding a student.



Hours: Work 40-50 hours per week. (Full-time)

Work Week: Sunday-Thursday (5 day work week)

Staff Communication: Be a good communicator about your schedule and events that you participate in during the week.

Host home interaction: Complete all agreed upon tasks in relation to our host family program. Relationship with the host family is of utmost importance. All issues should be reported to director immediately.

Busy Seasons: Plan on extra preparation hours beyond normal working times before major events (Mission Trip, Camp, etc.). Compensation days will be given after the event as determined by the director.

Study Time: 2-4 hours per week.

Vacation: Interns get 4 floating holidays days as well as the option to request more vacation days by talking with the director.

Fundraising: Each Intern is required to fundraise 1/3 of their salary through one time donations and monthly supporters. Interns will receive training on how to meet this expectation.



Fishy program: Plan all games, skits, videos, singing, announcements or other things you can dream up. This is to be done in conjunction with director. This should be done with a high level of effort and creativity.

Sunday School-Flip Side: Plan games, skits, videos, singing, announcements, offering or other things you can dream up. This should be done with a high level of effort and creativity.

Teaching: You will speak a few times a semester. Meet with the director to review your talk.

Special Projects and Events: Planning, set-up, execution, and clean-up for all special projects and events.

New Kids follow-up: Find new students at Fishy and church activities. Ensures all new kids give you their info (emails, etc). Give info to our admin assistant.

Student Fun Days: You will have responsibility in planning student fun days/events to be determined by director.

Leader Fun Outing: You will have responsibility for planning and implementing leader fun outings.

Birthday Cards: Each month send birthday card to kids. The admin assistant will give you the labels to send these out.



Connect to the Vine: Commit to seeking Christ more than anything else this year. More than job, kids or ministry, you need Jesus Christ – “I am the vine, you are the branches...apart from me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5)

Bible Study: Participate in a Bible Study group of peers. No kids allowed!

Mentor Relationship: Develop and maintain a regular meeting relationship. Discuss “who” with the Director.

Prayer: Pray for kids, families, staff, ministry, yourself and church. Be a listener, not just a talker.

Honor God in Community: Participate in Sunday worship service on a weekly basis.



Check Voicemail: Check voice mail every morning and every afternoon and at regular intervals throughout the day. We have an expectation to return calls within 24 hours.

Check E-mail: Check e-mail at regular intervals throughout the day. Read all emails including “all-church” emails. Return emails within 24 hours.

Advertising and Promotion: Creatively and informatively promote ministry happenings in conjunction with the administrative assistant via flyers, email, web site, whatever your creativity allows.

Leader Appreciation: Dream up new ways to let leaders know we love, care for and value them as individuals. Leader bonding is a good thing.



 Participate in Sunday morning worship and be available to the congregation.

 Attend weekly all-staff meetings


Please turn in your completed application to:

First Presbyterian Church

Attn: Ashley Matthews – HR Coordinator

1820 15th St.

Boulder, CO 80302

Fax: 303.402.6390

Attn: Ashley Matthews – HR Coordinator


Questions, call 303.402.6447

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