Internship Program

God is doing great things at High Street, and we want you to be a part of it! Joining the High Street Internship Program will provide you with an opportunity to become involved in a hands-on approach to ministry.

This is an unpaid internship, however the program is built in such a way that it is very possible to go to school and have a part time job. When most people think of an internship, they have visions of busy work, fetching coffee, picking up dry cleaning, and making copies… but by becoming a High Street intern you will actually get to contribute to a team of individuals who are working toward the advancement of the Gospel. Oh, don’t worry – you will probably be tired from all the hard work! After all, changing the world takes a lot of effort and dedication. But there is no greater satisfaction than getting to see the Kingdom of God advanced because of your efforts.

It’s a calling. It’s a privilege. And above all, it’s a chance to be empowered. We have no desire to raise up a generation of great coffee makers. We want to raise up a generation of world changers and leaders, people who are awakened to the God-given potential inside of them to make an impact for the glory of God. We hope that you will consider joining our team as we strive to Love God, Serve People and Reach the World. changing the world takes a lot of effort and dedication. But there is no greater satisfaction than getting to see the Kingdom of God advanced because of your efforts. If you are 18 to 26 years old apply today!

Available Internships

Accounting

Available: Summer/Fall Semester/Spring Semester
2 Interns Per Session

Intern will learn from our Accountant about bookkeeping and accounting at High Street. Duties will vary, but include data entry, report generation and manipulation, filing and research.
You will be working with Tom Demers. Tom has worked at High Street since 2002. He graduated from Boston Baptist College and holds an M.A. in Theological Studies from Liberty University. Tom teaches the leads the Youth Ministry and currently is an adjunct professor at Baptist Bible College. He and his wife Laura have 3 children: Megan, Emma and Sam.

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Assimilation & Hospitality

Available: Summer/Fall Semester/ Spring Semester
2 Interns Per Session
10 – 20 Hours a week

One of the most important things we do at church is connect adults to each other and to a volunteer team. We are passionate about helping people find their God-given gifts and passions and helping people use them to serve God in the local church. As a Assimilation/Hospitality Intern you will work with our Greet Team, Parking Lot Team, Next Steps Team and our Starting Point Team. At Starting Point you will have the opportunity to meet people who are new to High Street and help host them and connect them! You will help us plug people into volunteer teams and Small Groups. You will also have the opportunity to help plan The Volees (High Street’s Volunteer Award Show). You will also be a part of planning and executing events at High Street (Volees, Easter, Fall Fest, Mother’s/Father’s Day, The Zone Sports Camp, Etc.).

You’ll be working with Coco Lyons who is the Assimilation & Internship Director. Coco graduated from Baptist Bible College in 2015 and has been working on staff at High Street since 2013. She is passionate about connecting people to the church and helping them explore their God given gifts and passions. She loves investing in the next generation and raising up leaders who are on fire for God and serving Him!

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CREATIVE

Available: Summer/Fall Semester/Spring Semester
2 Interns Per Session
10 – 20 Hours a week


Coco oversees video, photography, and graphic needs at High Street. She works with a creative team that does the weekly announcement video, social media, photography and videography for events at High Street.

This internship requires someone who is:

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Community

Available: Summer/Fall Semester/Spring Semester
1 Intern Per Session
~10 Hours a week

At High Street, we know community is an integral part to experiencing growth in the Christian life. Throughout the community internship, you will gain hands-on experience in overseeing a small group ministry. This internship will allow you to understand the planning, promotion, and growth of groups at High Street.

Matthew has been a member of High Street for 5 years and has served in multiple capacities. Currently, he is the IT Director for High Street. He also leads the men’s ministry and coordinates the groups for the church.

This internship requires someone who is:

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kidstreet

Available: Summer/Fall Semester/Spring Semester
2 Interns Per Session
10 – 20 Hours a week

If you are passionate about finding your role in the local church, this internship is for you! We have KidStreet because investing in the next generation is vital. We believe the church has an amazing opportunity to tell kids that God loves them and has a plan for their life. That’s why we work hard to make KidStreet a fun and exciting place where kids want to be. We strive to find engaging and innovative ways to communicate these truths.

We have an amazing KidStreet Team. You will go behind the scenes and see how we create KidStreet Live Production, interact with volunteers and create warm and friendly environments. We want to add your gifts and abilities to the team to maximize it’s impact. We will train you so when you leave, you can use what you have learned wherever you go.

You’ll be working with the KidStreet team made up our Director Nancy Wade, Assistant Director Megan George, and Elementary Coordinator Rachel Doss.Nancy is a third generation member of High Street. She became Children’s Director in January of 2017. Nancy taught kindergarten for 8 years while serving with her husband, Jim, in ministry in Dallas, Texas. She has 4 married children and 13 grandchildren. Besides serving the preschool children, she loves working with her volunteer team, helping them to fulfill their God-given purpose. Her goal is for every child who goes through the preschool program, to know that God loves them, God made them, and Jesus wants to be their friend forever.

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OUTREACH

Available: Summer/Fall Semester/Spring Semester
2 Interns Per Session
10 – 20 Hours a week

Intern will learn from Executive Pastor (and Executive Assistant) about leadership, management, oversight, projects at High Street. Duties will vary, but include data entry, report generation, research and various projects.

You’ll be working with Jared Bone. Jared serves as High Street’s College and Outreach Pastor. He oversees City Project initiatives for High Street. After growing up in St. Louis, Missouri, Jared moved to Springfield in the fall of 2011 to attend Missouri State University; he graduated in 2013 with a BS in economics.

This internship requires a person who:

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Pastoral Ministry

Available: Summer/Fall Semester/Spring Semester
1 Interns Per Session
5-7 Hours a week

We are passionate about being the hands and feet of Christ and helping those in need. The City Project is the outreach of High Street. The heartbeat of this ministry is meeting tangible needs of the people of Springfield. If you are interested in impacting the Springfield community with the good news of the Gospel and connecting with people, then this internship is for you!

You will be working with Tom Demers. Tom has worked at High Street since 2002. He graduated from Boston Baptist College and holds an M.A. in Theological Studies from Liberty University. Tom teaches the Building Blocks Sunday School Class, leads a weekly Bible study and currently is an adjunct professor at Baptist Bible College. He and his wife Laura have 3 children: Megan, Emma and Sam.

This internship requires a person who:

Weekly Responsibilities:

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Women’s Ministry

Available: Fall Semester/Spring Semester
1 Intern Per Session
10 Hours a week

You will have the opportunity to jump in and start working with our women’s ministry team. You will help with events, coordinating Women’s Life Groups, Women’s Class, Women’s MidWeek, and Bible Studies.

You’ll be working with Laura Demers. Laura and her husband Tom joined the High Street team in 2002. Laura is the Director of Bible Studies at High Street and also the Office Coordinator for High Street Women. Laura is passionate about equipping the church to grow spiritually and be effective witnesses. She and Tom have 3 children: Megan, Emma and Sam.

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WorldProject

Available: Summer/Fall Semester
1 Intern Per Session
10 Hours A Week

High Street currently supports over 150 missionaries, church plants and projects monthly around the world as well as right here in the United States. Of those missionaries, 27 are sent from High Street, our very own members who have surrendered to go. It is a privilege to be a part of what God is doing all over the world.

God is doing big things at High Street in our World Project and we want you to be a part of it. In this internship you will see see a behind the scenes picture how our World Project office cares for our missionaries, keeps missions in front of our church and much more.

You will be working with Lisa Wilson. Lisa is passionate about missions and serving missionaries. Her favorite aspect of her work is to take people on mission trips for the first time and allow them to experience missions first hand.

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Worship

Available: Summer/Fall Semester/Spring Semester
2 Interns Per Session
10 – 20 Hours A Week

High Street Worship exists to magnify God’s greatness. Every week we use music and production in such a way that points us all to see the goodness and grace of Jesus. Our hope and prayer is that every person will leave our gatherings with their eyes fixed on Jesus and their hearts aligned with the truths of scripture. In this internship you will help facilitate this purpose. You will work with our Worship Pastor, Kyle Kicker, and assist in planning and implementing services at High Street. You will work in a wide variety of areas from worship to production. This internship will also be tailored to fit your specific skill set and interests. Join us in the High Street Worship Internship!

You’ll be working with Kyle Kicker. Kyle has been involved with High Street Worship since 2009. He loves music and leading others in worship. Kyle met his wife Kimberly at High Street and married her in 2012. They have one son, Theo.

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*Worship Intern will be required to play/sing on stage for three of the four Sundays every month. If candidate is not already on the worship team, an audition will be required prior to being accepted.

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Youth

Available: Summer/Fall Semester/Spring Semester
2 Interns Per Session
10 – 20 Hours a week

There is no better way to prepare the Church for the future than by investing in our youth. This generation is a passionate group of students who are trying to find their place in life, as well as a cause to live for. As a High Street Youth intern, you will have the opportunity to invest in the next generation by helping teenagers discover their identity and purpose in Christ.  This internship will equip leaders who have a desire to invest in the next generation.

Around 70% of young adults in America end up leaving the church after high school. This means there are numerous students who don’t see the purpose of the church once they transition out of the youth group. Our desire is to help students love the local church and see the bigger picture of ministry outside of High Street Youth. We desire to Love God, Serve People, and Reach the World alongside every generation in the church.

We believe that the key to helping students grow in Christ is through life-on-life discipleship. We do this primarily through Missional Communities (student small groups based on schools) and DNA Groups (groups of 3-4 students, based on gender, with an adult leader of same gender).

We are looking for leaders who desire to disciple young men and women by building deep and meaningful relationships that point to Christ.

You’ll be working with our Next Gen Pastor, Andrew Tate and High School Director/ Resident Justin Cole.

In his role at High Street, Pastor Tom acts as Executive Pastor and oversees the Youth Ministry. You will be working with Tom Demers. Tom has worked at High Street since 2002. He graduated from Boston Baptist College and holds an M.A. in Theological Studies from Liberty University. Tom teaches the Building Blocks Sunday School Class, leads a weekly Bible study and currently is an adjunct professor at Baptist Bible College. He and his wife Laura have 3 children: Megan, Emma and Sam.

This internship requires a person who:

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