iWLM Summer Internship Program
Psalm 78:2-7- “ 2I will open my mouth with a parable; I will utter hidden things, 3 things from of old— things we have heard and known, things our ancestors have told us. 4 We will not hide them from their descendants; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done…7Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands.”
Mission & Purpose
iWLM Summer Internship Program is an awesome opportunity for students to experience hands-on training in a fun, fast-paced, and God-honoring church leadership environment. This 8-week volunteer based program is designed for students who have a heart to serve in church ministry. The purpose is to equip students to excel in their skills, knowledge, and passion and making them disciples within the local church and to be effective leaders in the community. We aim to instill godly principles throughout the course of the program by setting high expectations that align with the Word of God. iWLM falls under the mandate given to Whole Life Ministries, in that all the energies and resources of WLM are dedicated to empowering the next generation and developing their skills as leaders. iWLM interns are primed to utilize the skills that they’ve acquired in this work-study program and apply them in their real-world experiences. It is our desire to train them spiritually and professionally for their success in the years to come.
- Work performed at WLM provides learning opportunities and helps develop skills that are marketable in multiple settings. This will include shadowing and observation, helping to organize events, participation in community outreach efforts, learning how to use common software programs to design promotional materials and other networking opportunities.
- Training and close supervision will be in place to provide insight into proper job decorum and the handling of the public. Under no circumstances will interns be permitted to represent WLM to the public without direct consent of their supervisor.
- Interns will shadow and observe regular employees to learn about the work that the employees perform, but will not perform those duties in a manner that makes them solely responsible.
- Interns will not be given the responsibility to be in charge of a business, such as the bookstore or the cafe.
Interns will work part-time or for limited periods of time under the instruction of their supervisor.
- Interns should understand that completing the program does not guarantee a job.
- Interns will not be paid for work completed throughout the duration of the internship program.
- Ideally, this internship program is postured for the interns to receive academic credit, community service hours or work experience as allowed by the educational institution they attend.
- The work accomplished and skills learned from the internship program will be recorded via a final and midterm evaluation.
- The relationship between WLM and the intern is not one of employment, but rather an internship for the intern’s benefit; They should not expect employment or compensation; and the relationship is intended to provide interns with skills that can be used in multiple work settings.
- Must be 14-25 years of age, Male/Female
- Solid believer in Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Savior
- Attend 2 of 3 WLM services per week
- Adhere to the Honor Code of Conduct
- Dress professionally (no shorts, tank shirts, jeans, etc.)—Business Casual
- Provide reliable transportation
- Required Reading: A daily devotional of your choice
- Daily Reflections
- Final and Mid-term Internship Evaluation
WLM’s internship program is designed to expand the depth and breadth of academic and spiritual knowledge in any area of study available to the ministry. An internship can heighten the awareness of community issues, motivate to create opportunities, embrace new ideas, and give direction to positive change. A successful internship at WLM can grow interns spiritually while exposing them to real-world experiences in the work place. By the end of this internship it is our hope that interns will have:
- Applied knowledge, skills, and experience to a work environment
- Acquired new learning through challenging and meaningful activities
- Reflected on the content and process of the learning experience
- Demonstrated professional skills in the workplace
- Built and manifested positive relationships that will continue to influence them professionally and spiritually
- Demonstrated awareness of community issues
- Developed self-understanding, self-discipline, social and spiritual maturity, and confidence
- Developed strong networking and/or mentoring relationships
- Developed Resume and Professional Reference List
- Consideration for membership in a year-round student leadership team
- Certificate of Completion & Recognition Ceremony at WLM
To ensure the success of your internship, the following must be finalized before receiving your certificate of completion:
- Internship Professional Learning & Leadership Achievement Notebook (IPLAN) Notebook
- Required Reading
- Leadership Training (notes)
- 125 total work hours
- 10 MANDATORY Leadership Training hours
- Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10 AM – 4 PM (exceptions based on department need)
- Vacation time (3 days) is allowed with notice and permission. Must be available to work hours at special events
- Exit Interview/ Final Evaluation
- The applicants will compile all the necessary materials to apply for the iWLM Internship Program:
- Online/paper application
- Two recommendation letters (electronic)
**Any applicants eighteen years of age or older will need to undergo background checks for final consideration.
- The iWLM Internship Supervisor and Director of Admissions will review applications, and you will be contacted via phone call or email to schedule an interview.
- Following the interviews, approval will be granted if all criteria are sufficiently met. An iWLM Representative will notify both the intern and the Staff Sponsor if the intern’s application has been approved, or if additional information is needed.
- If approved, the intern is required to attend a pre-internship orientation prior to the start date of the internship. This is the time interns will be exposed to all handbook guidelines, receive their iPLAN Notebooks, and meet their Staff Sponsor.
- Application Deadline for 2019 class is May 5, 2019.
Application deadline is May 5, 2019.