Internships

Ready for some experience and hands-on training? Life Pacific College believes in the value of experiential education, all students in the traditional programs are required to participate in an experiential-based program once they enter upper division studies, whether it is a semester- or summer-long.


Program Information

Our internships are a valuable experience that provides Life Pacific College students with the opportunity to serve in a general or specialized ministry to develop his or her leadership, relational, and pastoral skills in a variety of contexts.

Testimonies

“Being an intern at a local church really helped me to see the different factors that played a part in the decision making process. What I saw and learned about leading an event effectively with the cultural factors is that in some way you have to become aware of them all. To be effective is to listen to those internal and external thoughts on ministry and how to best apply the gospel message to those needs!” -Micah Faulkner ‘12

Requirements

In order for a student to participate in an internship program for credit, they must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 and be approved by the office of Ministry Formation, Student Life, and Financial Aid. Students must also complete the student internship application form through the school and have been approved for upper-division student status. Students will be interviewed by LPC approved host sites of interest with final approval granted from the Director of Ministry Formation and the perspective host site.

FAQ

Who should enroll in this program?
All students who are eligible for upper division courses may enroll in the Internship course, but Internships for non-credit may be done at any time.

What is the program schedule?
Schedules differ from internship to internship, students spend 10–20 hours per week in an internship typically.

Host Site Options

District Internships
For students who are interested in understanding and experiencing the organizational and leadership structure of Foursquare. Also for those who are are looking for more clarity in how they will serve the Lord. These internships provide a vast array of experiences from which to draw. District Internships provide opportunities for students to understand the function and form of foursquare in a specific geographical area as well as giving hands-on learning experiences in various local churches, camps, and many other valuable areas of ministry in relationship to the Foursquare denomination at large. These internships provide excellent opportunities for students to network and gain first-hand experience with many influential leaders within Foursquare.

Church Internships
For students who are called to ministry within the local church. These internships will develop each individual’s capacity to both serve and lead in their area of vocational calling. Students will have opportunities with hands-on ministry experience and will better define their sense of calling and understanding of the ministry they will step into after graduation. These internships will place students in the geographic locations they would like to serve upon graduation. Throughout the course of the internship students will learn how ministry is taking place in these locations, and how they can participate in what God is doing.

Non-profit Internships
For students who are interested in working for or starting their own non-profit organization. Administration, leadership, servanthood, financial management, and planning and development are just some of the components of these internships. Students involved in a non-profit internship will gain hands-on experience in order to equip them to be effective and highly valued members of non-profits and/or to be imaginative leaders who develop their own organizations.

(If you are interested in becoming a Life Pacific College Internship Host Site, email Elizabeth Ingrum at eingrum@lifepacific.edu.)

Application

If you are a student who would like to complete an internship and have been approved by the registrar to have upper-division status, fill out the Internship Application. If you are interested in becoming a Life Pacific College Internship Host Site, please email Elizabeth Ingrum.

Application Deadlines

Student Internships

  • Summer 2013 – Thursday February 14, 2013
  • Fall 2013 – Monday April 8, 2013

Host Sites

  • Summer 2013 – Friday, December 7, 2012
  • Fall 2012 – Thursday March 21, 2013

Students who are interested in understanding and experiencing the organizational and leadership structure of Foursquare and also for those who are are looking for more clarity in how they will serve the Lord, these internships provide a vast array of experiences from which to draw.