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About Internships

Why Interns?

Because the world needs effective, high impact leaders with hands-on experience.

Our church-based internship program provides a total immersion environment for men and women to develop skills and be challenged. With hard core on-the-job training and no monkey business. Okay, a little monkey business. These home-grown leaders are educated, empowered and equipped to make a difference – locally and globally – in churches, missions, governments and workplaces. With a primary focus on leadership development, Kensington interns are given real-world responsibilities for the day-to-day operation of their specific ministry. The program also offers the experience, training, and accountability to transform participants into more spiritually mature, Christ-centered leaders. After going through a rigorous application process, our gifted interns bring real benefit to Kensington. But our main desire is that they grow holistically – to sharpen job skills, build character, and mature in their faith. They will be trained by our best and mentored by our brightest, not only vocationally, but theologically in multiple ministry areas.

Want to learn even more? Hear from interns on our vimeo page here.

10 Month Internship Program

Welcome! You have just stepped into the world of Leadership Development. Simply put, the Kensington Internship program is a process that develops and deploys Kingdom leaders. And that takes a lot of hard work and commitment. But it’s also a ton of fun! Together our interns and staff have a blast learning and stretching and being part of a really successful ‘farm club’ – with the goal of serving God at a higher level.

Our 10 Month Internship officially begins in the first week of August and continues through the last week in May the following year. Interns generally commit to a 20-40 hour work week, unless otherwise agreed upon by the Intern Director. Tuesdays and Thursdays are office days (classes need to be scheduled accordingly).


Each intern devotes 15 percent of their weekly intern time to an educational process where they will rub shoulders with some of the region’s strongest leaders, learning proven principles and best practices from experts in leadership and theology.


The bulk of internship is hands-on, boots-on-the-ground work. But this isn’t about getting someone’s coffee or making copies. This is about high stakes projects and key roles within different ministries. Flourish or fail, every task is a learning experience. We expect great things from our accepted applicants – and we’ve never been disappointed.


Each intern will devote 10 percent of their week to thinking through their next steps – what happens when their internship is over? Whether by doing research or building relationships, interns use this specific time to develop strategies and tactics to ensure they’re ready to move into a higher level of leadership when the process is complete.