We prepare and send out emerging leaders to be messengers of reconciliation in a variety of contexts. Our Internship Program gives leaders the opportunity to actively explore, develop and receive training in vocational ministry. Interns work 25 hours a week for one year, and receive practical ministry experience and in-depth theological training throughout their service to prepare and equip them for ministry.
Through our relationship with Southern Seminary, interns can receive seminary course credit by participating in the seminary track of our nine-month Training Program.
Questions & Answers
What is the duration of the internships?
Internships begin in August and end on July 31 each year.
Are The Village internships paid?
Internships at The Village are paid. Interns will receive $12,000 annually.
What are the expected work hours of an intern?
Interns are expected to work 20 hours a week in the department for which they are interning, plus an additional five hours each week for the theological training class. The total time commitment will be 25 hours weekly. The hiring manager over the intern’s department will be responsible for setting the work schedule.
What are the possible seminary credit hours?
All interns have the opportunity to choose the seminary track of the Training Program. The seminary track is not required and does not count toward the 25 weekly hours. The Training Program seminary track currently provides interns the ability to earn 21 core hours of seminary credit to transfer directly to Southern Seminary upon completion.
Can the seminary credits be transferred?
The seminary hours cannot be transferred outside of Southern Seminary.
Can I work as an intern at The Village if I have a full-time job?
Keeping a full-time job during an internship at The Village may not be feasible. The majority of hours necessary for each position require interns to work in our offices throughout the week to gain experience in vocational ministry. The feasibility of it would depend on the flexibility of the intern’s “other” job.
Does The Village provide medical benefits for interns?
Unfortunately, we are unable to offer medical benefits for interns.
Will The Village cover my moving expenses?
If you choose to relocate to the DFW area for an internship, you will be responsible for any moving expenses.
Does The Village help international intern candidates secure work visas for internships?
No, The Village doesn’t assist international candidates in obtaining work visas.