Harbor Church is excited to announce our summer internship program! Our 10-week program will run from Monday, June 6, 2021 through Sunday, August 15, 2021 on beautiful Cape Cod.

The priority application deadline is April 15, 2021, but applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If working for a fast-growing local church while growing your passion for ministry is something you’re interested in, we encourage you to apply! To apply, email your resume to intern@harborchurch.com and put the position you’re applying for in the subject line!

Looking for a little more information about what our Harbor internship experience offers?
We’ve got you.

We expect our interns to be fully involved in our day-to-day operations and planning, so be prepared to come up with ideas and to put those ideas into action! As a young church plant, we are constantly innovating and looking for new ways to reach our community and to serve our members. You will be involved in weekly staff meetings, facilitated by our Lead Pastor, so you can expect to be included in all church decision-making.

Our summer interns can expect to be innovative and creative, to have access to professional development and leadership training, and to be consistently encouraged to think bigger. You can expect this experience to leave you with a deeper understanding of local church operations, a community that feels like family, and on-going encouragement as you continue to grow in your faith. 

Current Openings

Pastoral Intern:

As a pastoral intern, you will be trained in shepherding the spiritual development of individuals, operating the management side of running a church, and developing your sermon preparation and speaking skills. The pastoral intern will work closely with our Lead Pastor, Executive Pastor, and our Director of Operations and will interact with other staff and ministry leaders as needed. Potential responsibilities include:

  • Leading and teaching in an adult discipleship (small group) setting
  • Developing sermon writing and delivery skills
  • Leading Rooted night
  • Coordinating and assisting with events
  • Developing new ministries
  • Counseling opportunities
  • Participation in Connect Groups
  • Other duties as assigned

Kids Ministry Intern (ages 6m through 5th grade):

At Harbor Church we love our littlest members and we are constantly looking for new ways to engage them! As our Harbor Kids Ministry intern, you will work directly with our Harbor Kids Ministry Leader as well as our Director of Ministries. Potential responsibilities include: 

  • Managing volunteers, communications, and scheduling
  • Volunteer recruitment
  • Helping to develop and execute Thursday night and Sunday programming
  • Program prep throughout the week
  • Assisting in running midweek or evening children’s programming during special events
  • Participation in Connect Groups
  • Other duties as assigned  

(2) NextGen Youth Interns (Grades 6-12, College):

At Harbor Church we’re looking for two creative, high-energy interns to help create our Harbor NextGen Youth Program! If you have a passion for helping middle school or college-aged students grow their relationship with Christ in a fun and engaging way—this opportunity is for you! Be prepared to think outside the box and to come up with unique ways to reach our teens and build this ministry! As our NextGen Interns you will be working closely with Harbor Church’s Lead Pastor and Director of Operations. Potential responsibilities include: 

  • Leading and teaching in a youth discipleship setting
  • Developing and facilitating midweek and evening youth programming
  • Designing and overseeing curriculum for all programs, events, and classes
  • Volunteer recruitment 
  • Managing volunteers, communications, and scheduling
  • Organizing and facilitating outreach to Harbor teens
  • Creating opportunities to interact with local community 
  • Participation in Connect Groups
  • Other duties as assigned

Administration and Social Media Intern:

At Harbor Church, we consider ourselves a family and we do everything we can to create a seamless experience for our members and guests. Working directly with our Director of Operations, our administration and social media intern will be highly involved in all day-to-day operations at Harbor Church from first time visitor follow up to office management. Potential responsibilities include: 

  • Developing small group ministry promotional materials and schedules
  • Assisting in maintenance of social media platforms for family/program communication
  • Directly supporting our Director of Operations
  • Managing phone call and email responses
  • Managing calendar for Lead Pastor
  • New visitor follow-up
  • Helping organize special events
  • Managing volunteers 
  • Updating database information
  • Participation in Connect Groups
  • Other duties as assigned

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. Is there an age restriction for the Harbor Church summer internship?
A. Our internships are ideally suited for college-age students.

Q. Do I need to have a personal vehicle to intern at Harbor Church?
A. All interns are required to have a driver’s license. Public transportation is limited on Cape Cod, and a personal vehicle is highly recommended.

Q What about housing?
A. As an added program benefit, Harbor Church will provide free housing for all interns through host families in our church community, if needed. When you email your resume, please let us know if you will need housing!

Q. What does a typical week at Harbor Church look like?
A. Your weekly schedule will depend on the specific area of ministry you serve in, but interns can expect to work on Sunday mornings from 7 AM to 1 PM, Thursday nights from 5:30-8:30, and an additional 30ish hours during the week. Additionally, interns should expect to have some additional weekend and evening availability.

Q. Can I apply to more than one ministry area?
A. Yes!

Q. The program doesn’t quite meet the qualifications of my college practicum/internship requirement. Should I still apply?
A. Yes! Our program specifications are not set in stone, and we may be able to adjust internship content and scheduling to meet your school requirements, should we offer you a position. We recommend that you note this early in the application process so we can discuss any modifications in your interview.

Q. Are Harbor Church internships paid?
A. While this opportunity is currently unpaid, we hope to provide valuable experience and will be working with applicants on professional development, resume creation and more.

Q. I’ve submitted my application. Now what?
A. Our leadership team will review applications on a rolling basis. Favorable applicants will be asked to enter a secondary Zoom interview process. Final job offers will be made by May 1-7, 2021.

Q. I still have questions. Who can I talk to?
A. Email any questions to intern@harborchurch.com

Q. Can I be married and do an internship? 
A. Yes, but in any given semester we may not be able to accept as many married applicants, especially those who are married with children, based on our ability to provide housing.

Q. Where does vacation fit in with the internship? 
A. No vacation is provided.