SpIL Internship Opportunities

SpIL Internships are not only an opportunity to serve and contribute toward the Christ-centeredness of our spiritual and intercultural life in the George Fox University community, but are also opportunities for personal growth, mentorship, and vocational, theological, communal and whole-person spiritual formation.

Please find our applications for the 2018-2019 internships on the George Fox HandShake site.

Internship Requirements

Each SpIL Internship is designed to help students engage in the dynamic intersection of applied classroom concepts, preparation for long-term work in their field and collaborative interdisciplinary teamwork in a cross-cultural and ministry-minded workplace. Interns will gain new tools by exercising leadership and teamwork under the continuous mentorship of the campus pastors and intercultural director.

For the 2017-18 school year, SpIL is offering 10 to 11 competitive internship opportunities. Each of these internships is unique, and we are looking for a very specific skill set for each internship as we conduct our thorough search process. 

All SpIL interns will work an estimated 8- to 10-hour work week (35 hours a month that includes office hours).

Sample monthly time commitment:

  • Two to four one-to-one meetings with a SpiL professional staff mentor per month = four hours/month
  • Four weekly team meetings with specific SpiL ministry team = six hours/month
  • Out-of-office internship hours = 10 hours/month
  • SpIL House Hours = 10 hours/ month
  • TOTAL = 35 hours/month (approx. 8-10 hours/week)

All SpIL interns are asked to participate fully in the following:

  • Pre-Semester Intern Training (2-weeks before Fall semester classes begin)
  • Mid-year Intern Training  (January 2018)
  • Weekly team meetings
  • Monthly Learning & Integration Labs 

Internship descriptions

Click an internship title below to read a description of that internship.


Serves closely with the Graphic Design & Branding intern and the chapel team to provide regular, high-quality, engaging short films, video and other artistic media projects associated with promoting a more Christ-centered spiritual and intercultural life primarily through the platform of chapel gatherings. He or she would be responsible to create 10 or more projects for the 2017-18 academic year and will meet weekly with the chapel planning team.

Takes on the responsibility of organizing, communicating, delegating and following up with everyone involved in chapel. They function as the liaison between Spiritual Life and other departments involved in chapel. The Chapel Producer's responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assuming responsibility for the logistical production of morning and evening "Core" chapels. They will be keeping track of all details discussed at all chapel planning meetings and follow through to make sure all tasks are delegated and completed. They will communicate clearly between Events, IT and speakers/musicians about the details of chapel 1-2 weeks ahead of time and send out order of worship to ALL parties involved (i.e. hosts, readers, announcements, artists, introductions, etc.).

Helps to professionally, creatively and successfully promote our weekly chapel services and other SpIL ministries and programs. They work closely with the Video & Social Media Outreach intern to implement a plan for advertising and promotion of events and opportunities to the student body. He or she will be responsible for branding and overseeing the design of all SpIL programming promotional material, and so must be familiar with the Adobe design suite and be able to work with printers and George Fox MarCom to get all promotional material copied and posted on the web. He or she must create weekly slides for chapel and lobby flat screens and keep a portfolio of all promotional material used. This intern will be meeting with the chapel team weekly.

Provides leadership for the Vespers Band, which leads worship during our Wednesday evening service each week. This intern will meet regularly with the chapel team as well as lead rehearsals for the band. This intern will be a skilled musician (instrument can vary) and lead the band with a pastoral heart. A willingness to learn new songs, especially those of different languages and worship styles, is strongly recommended, and will be included in the training of the entire band.


Intern for Neighbors in Foster Care

Serves to connect student volunteers to opportunities to provide hospitality and mentorship to vulnerable children and youth, as well as to those working with foster children in Yamhill County. This intern will serve as liaison and coordinator of all aspects of the Embrace outreach program. He or she will also help grow new local ministry initiatives to promote the connection, friendship and community partnership between George Fox students and those involved in the foster care efforts of our county.

Intern for Helping Neighbors in Community Service

Serves to connect student volunteers to a variety of opportunities to serve with and learn from vulnerable neighbors and community partner organizations in and around Yamhill County. This particular intern will accomplish this primarily through: 

  • Building and supporting volunteer teams for weekly community service
  • Making connections between Serve Day organization sites and George Fox students/departments for service-learning throughout the year (#serveYEAR partnerships)
  • Coordinating events to further develop our strongest local partnerships (with Habitat for Humanity, Providence Community Connections, Love INC, etc.)
  • Forging other local service-learning opportunities with the Newberg Ministers Association, Yamhill County churches and other nonprofit organizations.  

Intern for Neighboring Schools

This intern will also serve as a liaison and coordinator of all aspects of the Little+Big Bruin mentoring program through partnering with local school counselors, teachers, Chehalem Youth & Family Services and other local nonprofits, while helping to nurture and grow local service partnerships to promote the connection, friendship and ministry between George Fox students and children/youth in the community.
Intern for Shalom

Serves to build bridges between students and opportunities to serve and learn from domestic and international partner organizations that model excellence in Christian community development, particularly in under-resourced communities locally and around the world. This particular intern will accomplish this primarily through coordinating weekly Shalom Chapel and the annual "Kingdom Come" re-emphasis week's events and collaboratives like the global ministry "expo" (a.k.a. missions fair).  

Intern for Under-resourced Neighbors

Serves to build bridges between students and opportunities to serve and learn from domestic and international partner organizations that model excellence in Christian community development, particularly in under-resourced communities locally and around the world. This particular intern will accomplish this primarily through coordinating all aspects, training and logistics of regular experiential ministry in the Portland metro area, "We Dine Together" and MLK Day of Service programs.



Contact the Office of Spiritual & Intercultural Life at 503-554-2320 or spirituallife@georgefox.edu.