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Jubilee Immersion Internship Program

Jubilee Immersion Internships

Jubilee’s Immersion Internship Program gives women and men discerning God’s direction for their life the opportunity to explore their gifts for ministry and discern a potential vocational call to ministry in one of four ministry tracks. Immersed in the daily rhythms and life of a vibrant 1,200 member downtown mainline church, just 3 blocks from the main gates of the Indiana University campus, interns will be empowered to lead and serve in a supportive, structured, and dynamic environment that includes three distinct ministry cultures and worshiping communities (classic sanctuary, contemporary worship, and college ministry) in one setting. Upon completion of the 2-year Internship Program, interns will have the hands-on experience and theological framework necessary to take the next step of their journey in discerning their unique role as leaders of the next generation of the church


Church Overview

Located in the heart of downtown Bloomington, First United Methodist Church has a passion for being open to all, serving our community, and making disciples of Christ for the transformation of the world.  In 2009, First Methodist launched Jubilee, a ministry for college students and young adults.


Position Overview

Interns will work about 12 hours per week from the end of August until the beginning of May for 2 years. Financial compensation will be $4,000 per year for the internship program. Interns must be available for at least one week of the summer for conferences and continuing education, and the week before school starts each fall for intern orientation. Interns are responsible for assisting with the leadership of our Jubilee College Ministry, as well as leading in other areas of the larger First Methodist community. While many expectations for all interns will be similar, each internship will also function in a specialized and unique area of ministry. Possible ministry areas include:

  • Worship
  • Service & Mission
  • Marketing & Outreach
  • Hospitality & Discipleship


Submission Details and Deadline

• Read and review the Jubilee Immersion Internship Program Overview available here: Internship Overview

• All applicants must complete the online application found here:  Internship Application

• Submit a cover letter and resume (with three references) to srodney@fumcb.org.

Deadline: Friday, March 16, 2018


Frequently Asked Questions

Is this a paid internship?

Yes! Applicants will be compensated $4,000 annually for approximately 12 hours of work per week during the school year.

Can I get school credit for this internship?

That depends, but, we will work closely with IU to try and get you elective credit for your internship experience should that be something you desire.

Do I need to be a Methodist to apply?

No, you don’t need to be a United Methodist to apply.  However, part of the internship experience will include learning about the rich, grace-filled Wesleyan tradition.

Other Questions?

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the internship or the application process.  Emails can be directed to srodney@fumcb.org.

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