BattleCreek Internship

The smartest way to begin your ministry journey.


What is the BattleCreek Internship?

BattleCreek Internship is a program designed to help you know your calling, sharpen your skills, gain real-life experience, and be prepared to serve in a local church. You'll experience life-changing growth resources focused on personal, professional, and spiritual development. You'll also participate in meaningful ministry work while learning in the game alongside experienced ministry leaders. The BattleCreek Internship is a transformational environment that will propel you to the next level of your ministry preparedness and capabilities.

Campus Internship

Experience what it means to meaningfully impact the lives of churchgoers.

Summer Internship

Helping students who feel called to ministry advance in their journey with Christ.

Central Internship

Experience what it means to impact the kingdom and support all of our campuses.

Ready to join?

Click Apply Now to start the application process!

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the internship for?

The internship is for young adults, age 18+ who senses a call to ministry and is looking for challenging, hands-on education and opportunities to pursue it.

Why should I join the BattleCreek Internship over other internships?

At BattleCreek, the emphasis for the internship is on you. We want to give you our collective life-lessons, wisdom, and experience, so that you emerge with a huge head-start into your ministry journey.

Other internships, on average, offer mundane, low-level opportunities that may help you get your foot in the door at a church, but don’t actually give you meaningful projects or responsibilities and prepare you for “real-life” ministry.

During the internship, we put in you directly on the front lines and give you opportunities to safely fail or safely succeed doing the types of ministry you want to do.

BattleCreek Internship focuses on three fields of study: Personal Development, Professional Development, and Spiritual Development. The method of teaching for each of these fields is “Teach, Model, Coach.”

What are the dates of the internship?

The 2024 full-time internship start dates are March 25 and September 16.

The summer internship is during the summer (May-August).

Is the internship full-time or part-time?

Both! Full-time interns get some great benefits! Such as…

  • Hourly pay for 40 hours a week
  • Spiritual, personal, and professional leadership development
  • Exposure to hands on ministry experience 
  • 1-1 coaching 

Summer interns enjoy a similar, condensed, and unpaid experience that only takes place in the summer from May-August at all of our locations.

What is the length of the internship?

Full-time internship is 6 months.

Summer campus internships are nine to 12 weeks long (May-August).

What areas of ministry are available for the internship?

Campus Ministries: Hello Team, Youth, Kids, Groups, Operations, and Worship

Central Ministries: Creative, IT, HR, Finance, Production, and the Creek

What are the basic requirements for interns?

Due to the nature of the institute’s ministry consisting of 6 local campuses in the Greater Tulsa area, each resident much have their own vehicle and cell phone for the duration of the internship. A personal cell phone is required. 

All interns must agree and adhere to Battlecreek Church’s internal and external core values, code of conduct, and consent to a background check.

All interns must be aged 16+ for the part-time internship in the summer* and 18+ for the full-time internship.

How and when can I apply for the full-time internship?

You can apply by clicking “Apply Now” above or click the link below.


Apply for the summer Internship here!

When do applications close?

Applications for the September full-time internship close at 11:59pm on July 28.

Is the internship paid?

The full-time internship is paid hourly, up to 40 hours a week.

The summer internship is unpaid.

Can I work at another job during the internship?

Yes, as long as the hours worked do not dramatically interfere with your internship, physical health, mental well-being, or spiritual health.

We do offer flexibility with scheduling in these circumstances.

What can I expect in the application process?

Each application starts by filling out our online application which can be found here.

Once the application is received, you can expect an email from a member of our team to set up a phone interview.

Following the phone interview you will be sent follow-up communication and if moving forward you will be sent pre-employment testing followed by a second phone interview.

If moving forward from there, you will be invited to our in-person interview event with all candidates.

For worship applicants, you will submit a worship audition video prior to a phone interview being set up and if moved through the whole process you will do an in-person audition before the interview event.

What would I do about housing?

Interns are ultimately responsible for finding and providing their own housing.

If you need housing, the BattleCreek team you are assigned to will help assist you in finding housing during your internship, but it’s not guaranteed.

How can I find out more about each track?

You can find out more about each ministry track here on the website by clicking on the internships tab in the menu.

Can I intern for more than one ministry?

No, only one ministry internship can be pursued. You can indicate the one you are interested in.

How many hours a week are expected?

Full-time internships will require 40 hours a week.

Throughout the application and interview process, you’ll need to discuss all scheduling questions or concerns you may have. Your team will do everything possible to work with you to make sure you have a schedule that works best for you.

What does a typical week look like?

You will work five days during the week, and some evenings as needed. The weekends will involve serving at various worship experiences. Your coach will work with you on your schedule. Applicants must be flexible with their time.

Who will lead me through the internship program?

Each intern is matched with a coach. This coach is a ministry leader in the area you are interning in who is specifically devoted to pouring wisdom into your life and building you up throughout the entire internship. As an intern, you will serve as part of your coach’s staff team. This team will be a major part of your day-to-day development during your internship.

Where will my internship be?

Campus internships are available at all of our locations in Oklahoma.

Central internships are available at our central offices in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

Do I need a vehicle?

Yes. We cannot provide transportation to and from your assigned location. You are responsible for having a current driver’s license.

Will I have health insurance?

No, BattleCreek will not provide health insurance to interns. As an intern, you have two options to consider when it comes to health insurance. You can stay on your parent’s health insurance plan (if applicable) or you can purchase your own plan through a private insurance company. You can talk to our Human Resources team and ask them for suggestions on purchasing your own health insurance plan if you are unsure about your options, but no health insurance coverage will be offered to interns.

Will I get a job after the internship?

Full-time interns could have the opportunity to interview for staff roles after the duration of their internship but there is no guarantee.

Summer interns could have the opportunity to interview for our full-time internship.

What if I have unanswered questions?

If the answer to your question(s) cannot be found in the FAQ list, please reach out to us!


Jordan Baker, Director of BattleCreek Institute


Our Team

Jordan Baker

BattleCreek Institute Director