What is the selection process like?
Each potential JLE Intern is interviewed by multiple people on our staff to determine who would be a good fit and how each intern would add value to the JLE internship program. Once invited to accept the position, the potential intern must raise their own support to cover the expenses of the program.
What do the funds raised cover?
The funds that are raised cover your portion of housing for two months in Manhattan, mission supplies, and leadership development books.
Who is the average applicant?
Our applicants are typically students that are currently working on obtaining a college degree and are looking for further ministry experience before they begin their careers.
Who will supervise me?
You will be supervised by the Intern Director and the team of Pastors at The Journey.
When can interns start?
For 2020, the summer internship starts Friday, May 29 and ends Wednesday, July 29.
Will I be paid as an intern?
The JLE internship is an unpaid position but you are welcome to send a support letter to friends and family to raise funds for your time in NYC.
Are there any job guarantees after the Internship?
There is no guarantee of employment at The Journey Church after your internship. However, we feel extremely confident that your time investment with the JLE program will open many doors for you in the future.
What will I be doing as a JLE Intern day-in and day-out?
As a JLE Intern you will lead mission teams that come in from all over the country to do Servant Evangelism projects. Every day you will lead the teams to ensure they are trained, supplied, and properly directed around the city. In the case there are no teams on a given, you will work one of the many areas of ministry at The Journey’s office and for Sunday Services. You will also lead one of our summer small groups for college students one evening a week.
Will there be an orientation for my JLE team?
Yes – we’ll do an orientation soon after your arrival in New York City. Our JLE Director and various staff will give you everything you need to know, and you will also be able to ask any questions you might still have at this orientation.
What expenses am I responsible for?
You are responsible for paying for travel to NYC, daily meals, laundry, and any leisure activities. Additional expenses vary depending on how much is raised in advance.
When are the funds due?
After your application is approved and the interview process and reference check are complete, you will need to raise half of the funds by one and a half months before your scheduled arrival (April 15). The rest is due by May 1.
How will I travel around in NYC?
Subway! Each person will be provided an unlimited ride MetroCard, which allows you unlimited access to New York’s extensive bus and subway system. JLE interns will also be asked to drive the church vans to transport the supplies for mission teams.
Where will we do our servant evangelism projects?
All servant evangelism projects will be outdoors at parks, squares, and other busy locations around Manhattan and Queens.
Is NYC a safe place?
Absolutely! All of the servant evangelism projects you will lead will be at busy and safe locations that are approved by The Journey staff.
What are the living arrangements like?
Depending on how many interns there are, you will live in a mission house in a dorm-like setting.
What are the particular responsibilities of an intern?
The main responsibility of the interns is to work with the mission teams on the SE projects. If there is no mission team for a week, the interns work around the office and learn more about how The Journey works.
What do I need to pack?
Lots of casual, COMFORTABLE clothing and shoes. Everything an intern will be doing will be very casual dress so there is no need to bring a lot of dress clothes or shoes. There is a ton of walking in New York so comfortable shoes are vital. 🙂
Anything special that I should bring?
Comfortable shoes, a bag to carry any belongings around town, and rain gear in case of surprise showers.