Internships

Use your gifts to impact the world while gaining firsthand, innovative ministry experience.

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GET EXPERIENCE AT THE FOREFRONT OF MINISTRY LEADERSHIP.

We’re passionate about building up the next generation of ministry leaders. An internship with Willow Creek provides high-impact, hands-on work experience and training that contributes directly to your professional and personal development.


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Each ministry department runs a unique student internship program and there are select opportunities for those seeking to transition from the marketplace to the ministry. All internships are unpaid and part-time. To learn more about what an intern can expect click the button below.

 

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APPLICATION PROCESS

All interested applicants must submit an official Student Internship Application, designating the preferred location and ministry with which they hope to serve.

  • Each season, a select group of applicants are chosen for the interview process, which includes an affirmation and commitment to live according to biblical and church-specific values.
  • We expect all interns to have reviewed and affirmed our core values and beliefs prior to submitting an application.
  • Applicants will be notified by email no later than two weeks prior to the start date of the quarter whether or not they have been selected for the internship program.
  • Every volunteer leader and staff member must complete and pass Willow Creek’s Protection Process, which includes a background check, to help ensure the safety of our church. Similarly, prior to beginning the internship all candidates must complete this process, as well.


OPPORTUNITIES

Willow Creek has seven campus locations, with 150+ ministries across Chicagoland. Our main campus, located in South Barrington, Illinois, offers a variety of internship opportunities listed below. Each internship program is uniquely crafted around specific seasons of ministry and led by directors under the following areas. To learn more about interning at one of Willow's Regional Campuses, click here.

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