Interns are assigned to work with one Manager, acting in whatever support capacity is asked of them: as a runner, a problem-solver, an overseer, and so forth.
Interns learn how Managers handle the complexities of Wheatstone programs such as event logistics, student involvement, and mentor support.
Intern performance is one way Wheatstone Ministries measures an applicant's future readiness and capacity as a Manager.
Term of Internship
This is a 120-hour residential internship with Wheatstone Ministries' 2019 summer camp at either William Jessup University (June 23-29), or Biola University (July 21-27). The internship begins at hire and ends with the fulfillment of duties at the following events:
Staff Training: two, all-day seminars on the Friday and Saturday prior to the camp you are hired for, location TBD.
Summer Camp Week: on-site, residential working responsibilities start at 12:00pm, Sunday, and conclude at 12:00pm, Saturday.
Staff Debriefing: a 1-2 hour review conducted either in-person or online and scheduled within two weeks of the camp at the earliest convenience of the Wheatstone staff
Manager interns are invited to attend the camp staff after-party, though attendance is not required.
This is an unpaid internship that includes room and board. Wheatstone Ministries covers all camp-related costs on behalf of its interns.
Helping the manager achieve his or her tasks through responsive and reliable service
Facilitating the attendance and participation of students and staff members in their camp track.
Coordinating with event, facilities, catering, transportation, speaking, and other contacts to ensure a smooth camp experience for staff and participants.
Discerning staff needs and offering them or directing them to satisfying, helpful solutions.
Dialoguing with staff members to help them discover solutions.
Setting up for camp events and activities.
Managerial interns are responsible to work directly with the camp director and their manager for guidance and circumstantial problem solving.
Interns should expect to spend at least 10-20 hours preparing for the camp (i.e. gaining familiarity with the camp venues, its participants, and resources), and at least 2 hours filling out paperwork after the camp
Wheatstone Ministries seeks internship applicants who are exemplars of their peer group, exhibiting strong interpersonal, administrative, leadership, and spiritual potentials.
Committed to the Christian faith as articulated in Wheatstone's What We Believe Document and regular attendant of a Christian church
Familiarity with leading others in situations of programmatic or relational complexity
Reputation among fellow peers and faculty members for charity and professionalism
Willingness and capacity to endure long working days required by the camp schedule
Enrollment in undergraduate studies and involvement in an honors program
Experience in professional or academic event planning or coordination