"The ministry is hard, need only called men and women apply."
The Internship Initiative is designed to equip the next generation of pastors, creatives, missionaries, other leaders to serve the local church. If you love Jesus and students, and you desire to work in a fast pace, high energy, and exciting ministry environment, then you should apply to be part of the Intern Initiative at FC Students.
The Campus Internship at FC Students is for those who love being with students, meeting new people, and making a difference in the community. Interns are will be able to work in our campus outreach ministry, missions, small groups, other community out reach initiatives.
The Creative Internship at FC Students is for those who desire make a difference through art, design, music, and other creative avenues. Interns in this area will be able to work in graphic design, social media, photography, live production engineering, film, worship, and interior design.
The Pastoral Internship at FC Students is for those who desiring to be in pastoral ministry.. Interns in this area will be able to work in teaching and preaching, content development, volunteer coordinating, discipleship, and project management. This internship is perfect for potential pastors.
The Protege Program is for high school students who are considering a call to ministry. In this program, we give students the opportunity to be exposed to ministry and get a hands on experience to help them determine if ministry may be a career to be pursued.
Hear What Others Are Saying?
"Being a Pastoral Intern at FC Students played a major role in my growth as a leader and as a Pastor. My internship gave me the opportunity to combine theories about ministry with practical opportunities to do ministry. I wouldn’t be as effective in ministry today without my FC Students internship."
Patrick is a former Pastoral Intern and is now our FC Kids Pastor.
"Through being an intern at Foothills I was able to have real life ministry experience and sit under some of the best leadership. It gave me opportunities to develop my leadership personally and helped me grow in certain areas as well. This internship challenged, equipped, and prepared me for the ministry I am in today."
Trey is a former Pastoral Intern and is now a Student Pastor at Family Church in West Palm Beach, FL.
"The Protege Program was an amazing experience that i'll never forget! I learned so much about ministry and i grew tremendously in my personal faith."
Makayla was a former high school Protege and is now on the FC Students Staff as our Social Media Assistant.
"My time working with FC Students was a major catalyst to my preparation for vocational ministry. Each day was intentionally built to practically develop me as both a leader and a Christ follower. It is one of the best investments I have ever made."
Josh is a former Pastoral Intern and now serves on the student ministry staff at Grace Baptist Church in Knoxville, TN.
"Interning at FC was an awesome time of growth for me. I got to see the church function from a new perspective and learn about new sides of ministry that I haven’t experienced before. I also learned the importance of discipleship and was given opportunities to disciple people while be mentored and poured into myself!"
Kendra is a former Campus Intern and is pursuing a future in missions.
Is This A Paid Internship?
We do offer some paid internships at FC, but not for all. For those who are in our paid internship program, we sponsor a stipend of $75 a week to help off-set living expenses such gas, food, etc. Paid internships will awarded based upon hours, abilities, and need.
Is Housing Avalable?
Free housing is available for those who live outside of the Maryville / Knoxville area. You will stay in one of our host homes.
Can I Receive School Credit?
Yes. We will work with your college or high school school to help you meet the requirements needed to earn credit. We have many high school students and Johnson University students who have gone through our program and have earned credit.
Each internship is different based upon their area of focus. But all should expect sometimes late hours and last minute requests. We estimate that most interns will work 16-24 hour work week.