As a part-time intern at Forest Hills, you will receive hands-on training while serving alongside experienced ministers and seasoned professionals in their respective fields. You'll also gain valuable experience that will help you develop your vocational and leadership skills for your future, wherever God is calling you! Part-time interns commit to a minimum of 15-20 hours per week.

An INTERNSHIP at Forest Hills means...

I – Intentional Training  – Interns receive training through workshops and mentoring

N – Networking with Interns & Staff – Interns are an important part of the church and team – we are better together

T – Thoughtful Observation  – Interns serve closely with other staff to observe seasoned leaders

E – Experience-Based Learning – Intern’s learning is practical, not theoretical

R – Regular Coaching and Mentoring – Interns meet regularly to review work and provide feedback

N – New, Modified Goals – Interns set goals to get the most out of their time with the team

S – Significant Project – Interns work on projects that matter for the church and kingdom


Intern Seasons:

  • Mid-May to End of July (Summer)
  • August to End of December (Fall)
  • January to Mid-May (Spring)

Intern Ministry Areas: 

Internship Application

Completed applications may be sent to Associate Pastor of Education Jeff Bowden at


Internship FAQs:

Who is the average applicant?

For part-time interns, our applicants are typically college students who want vocational skill training in a ministry setting; part-time interns do not necessarily need to feel called to vocational ministry, but will be gaining skill training in a ministry setting. 


What are the minimum requirements to be considered for the program?

Applicants must be currently enrolled in college or university or be a recent graduate (graduated within the last five years). “Gap Year” students will be considered as well under circumstances.

Can I go to school and be an intern at the same time?
Yes! Our internships are geared toward current college students, recent graduates, or grad students. We would love to work with you to accommodate your school schedule as you intern.
What is the admission process?
  • Complete the application
  • Interview with a Minister/Director then with the Associate Pastor of the ministry area
  • Background and reference checks (3 references)
  • Clear a background check

What does a typical week look like?
Sunday mornings and most Wednesday nights are key serving times. Weekday involvement will be required in all ministry areas but will be different depending on the season. Interns must be flexible with their time and ready to serve as needed.
Will I be paid or receive benefits as an intern?

Yes - $10 per hour (15-20 hours per week average). Pay is bi-weekly. We do not provide benefits (such as health insurance) for interns.