Student Ministry Summer Internship


Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church


Walnut Creek, CA


Job Title: Student Ministry Summer Internship

Employer: Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church

Contact Information: Lysa Nicholson at 925-935-1574 or

Address: 1801 Lacassie Avenue, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Web Site:

Job Location: Walnut Creek, CA

Salary/Wages: $250/week

Job Type: Internship

Application Materials Needed:

  • Resume
  • Other

Specified Other Application Material: Student Ministry Employment Questionnaire

Job Description:

  • Are you looking for hands-on ministry experience? 
  • Do you want to be on the front-line, sharing Jesus in a post-Christian culture that can be unwelcoming to Christianity? 
  • The impact of your actions this summer can echo into eternity. 
  • Consider joining us for a summer internship!
  • Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church is located in the affluent suburban city of Walnut Creek, California, just 25 minutes from San Francisco, 15 minutes from Oakland, and 10 minutes from Berkeley. 
  • This unique geographic placement provides some truly exciting ministry opportunities in a very hurt and broken world. 
  • Our church has a strong history of supporting a vibrant youth ministry, and we’d love to partner with ministry-focused summer interns for mutually beneficial kingdom work.

Position Overview

  • The purpose of this position is to develop emerging Christian leaders for Kingdom impact in Walnut Creek today while preparing them for ministry leadership in the future.
  • Interns complete a 10-week position during the summer season with Middle School and High School Ministry departments.
  • Interns experience a variety of roles that include teaching, leading student ministry programs and trips, administration, preparing for events, relational work with students, and program planning.
  • Specific leadership opportunities include Sunday Morning classes, Mid-Week BBQs/Activities, Day Camp, Boot Camp, Santa Cruz Retreat, Ski Trip/Mystery Trip, and Summer Camp at Ponderosa Lodge at Mount Hermon.
  • You will be working on a team with the Associate Pastor of Student Ministry staff member, our year-round intern, and our administrative assistant.
  • You will also have opportunities to rub shoulders with our extended staff and to have mentoring opportunities.
  • Then email resume & questionnaire to Lysa Nicholson:
  • Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted.

Summer Internship with Middle School or High School Ministries

  • We are looking for three summer interns.
  • Every intern will have opportunity to cross-train in various aspects of ministry, but each will specialize in one area: junior high, high school, or college.
  • Junior high is split between two ministries: 5&6 grades and 7&8 grades; high school is grades 9-12, and college is roughly defined as “pre-career” and is for (approximately) 18-25 year olds.
  • This is an excellent opportunity to serve Jesus, impact students, and develop your gifts in student ministry.


  • The internship is 10 Weeks long, beginning with lunch on Monday June 4 and ending with lunch on Monday August 13, 2018. 
  • (Dates are somewhat flexible) Compensation is a $250 per week stipend, and also includes housing (if needed), many meals, all ministry expenses paid, and potential for Internship or Field-Ed Credit with your university or seminary. 
  • Other benefits or insurance are not included.


  • Help plan, organize, and execute weekly student ministry programs, events, classes, and trips.
  • Occasionally teach during a Sunday or midweek program.
  • Regular student contact time (one-on-one, small group, recreational, phone, email).
  • Participation in weekly staff meetings.
  • Learning through study, hands-on experience, and reflecting with your team.
  • Attend weekly worship service.
  • Other duties assigned by the Associate Pastor.


  • Personal Relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • At least 1 year of college completed or age equivalent.
  • A servant leader’s heart.
  • Previous Student Ministry volunteer or student leadership experience.
  • Teachable spirit and a desire to learn.
  • A passion for relationships with high school or middle school students.
  • Interest in pursuing Christian leadership as a professional career is a bonus.
  • Having your own car is not mandatory but is extremely useful.


Closing Date: 

Friday, 1 June 2018