Internships @ SLF
The goal of integrating interns into SLF’s “field work” is to give them a working understanding and experience-based learning opportunity of what Kingdom bridge-building looks like in our local community. Interns will gain a broad understanding of SLF “Lightning Rod” priorities, get to know the community on a deeper level, discover and refine their own passions and callings, and give focused energy to a hands-on project.
SLF internships are 12-week, faith-based internships that take place in the summer. They are 15-20 hours per week that are flexible with most hours occurring between 8-5PM, Monday through Friday.
This year’s application is closed. Please come back next Spring (2024) to apply for the 2024 Summer Internships!
Some benefits of the Internship:
- Stipend or college credit
- 1 on 1 mentoring
- Leadership Formation
- Spiritual Formation
- Letter of Recommendation
Sample Internship Plan:
Focus: The following focus areas are designed to give a general framework to the internship process, along with the purpose behind a particular area. Each area will also provide regular meeting time and dates.
- SLF Culture. Every organization has its own unique identity and cultural markers that reflect its values.
- SLF Staff Meetings
- LR Meetings
- Development/Event Planning meetings
- CaN Centers and CPT’s. Churches as Neighborhood (CaN) Centers and Community Partnership Teams (CPT) both demonstrate the power of building bridges among people- of faith and people-of-goodwill.
- CaN Centers Meeting
- CaN Collaborative Meeting
- CPT Planning Meeting
- CPT Monthly Meeting
- Lightning Rod Immersion Experience
- Shadow your Lightning Rod/site supervisor in their community immersion work.
- Street Psalms Incarnational Training Framework. This aspect of the internship is a guided process of theological reflection and spiritual formation.
- Weekly cohort meeting
- Journaling Process
- Mentor Meeting: weekly with site supervisor
- Intern Legacy Project
- With your site supersivor you will plan and execute a legacy project.