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.