Internships and Opportunities

Below is a selection of opportunities geared toward college students. Some are summer positions, and others are aimed at post-grad years. If you are interested in a listing below that does not have contact information, feel free to swing by our office to see if we have more details.  There are also a number of opportunities posted on the bulletin board outside the Assistant Directors’ office.

Summer Mission Intern Applications Now Being Accepted

Applications for the Florida Conference’s 2012 Summer Mission Intern program are now being accepted.   The deadline for applications is April 13.

Summer Mission Interns serve in a variety of outreach ministry settings throughout Florida, with a focus being on church-based community day camps and United Methodist district outreach agencies. A $2,000 stipend is awarded to each intern for their 10 weeks of service which runs generally from June 1 through Aug. 10 (this varies with the placement). Internship applications are accepted from students and young adults, ages 19 through 28.

“Being a Summer Mission Intern is a great opportunity to be Christ’s hands and feet, in service to a hurting world,” said Rick Bennett, director of Justice and Outreach Ministries for the Florida Conference. “The focus is on service in communities experiencing poverty, but the program includes time and support for reflection on vocational and spiritual goals.”

Training is provided to the interns at pre-summer retreat (the first weekend in June) as well as in-service training by the agencies. Supervision and mentoring is provided by conference and agency staff throughout the summer.

The application is available online at http://www.flumc.org/mission_intern_app.pdf. Applicants can download and print the application and mail it to Rick Bennett, 450 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33815; or fax it to 863-688-7233. For more information, e-mail rbennett@flumc.org, or call 800-282-8011, Ext. 504.