Join us for an 8 to 10-week internship, or a one or two-year residency program. Youth Force internship and residency programs are created to provide hands-on experience and leadership training. We believe young leaders are the hope of the local church and we are committed to giving them the training and leadership challenges that will help them make a difference in the world through the local church. We aim to do this by providing hands-on experience and leadership training.


Internship Program

Our 8 to 10-week internship program is offered from Mid-May – Mid August. The internship is primarily focused on university students and will be offered in 2 locations (Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and Chicago, IL). The focus of the internship is to work with the Youth Force team to strengthen the ministry around the world. Each location will have a practical, hands-on ministry side.

Each Intern will have weekly classes to learn about ministry and leadership skills. Along with classes, each intern will focus on a specialty area for 10 weeks (social media, music, arts, operations, writing, videography, marketing, business, and others).

Interns can raise funds through Youth Force to help cover the cost of participating in the summer internship, a $500 fee. Interns can also decide to raise more than $500 to cover any other personal expenses and fees.

If you are interested in being considered for our limited number of internship spots, please fill this form out and we will connect with you.


Residency Program

Our Residency Program is a one or two-year curriculum of learning, mentoring, and ministry experience. Each Resident is given a wide range of opportunities and experiences necessary to prepare him/her for ministry leadership. Depending on which location you choose, Myrtle Beach, SC or Chicago, IL, the program will have a specific ministry focus.

Along with a specific ministry focus there are additional residency specifics:

Practical Training Components

Specialized Training: residents will receive instruction in their area of specialty, determined prior to the start of their time with us.

Leadership: residents will participate in Youth Force’s ongoing Leadership Development process with other youth workers from around the world.

Personal Mentoring & Coaching: we provide residents with strengths-based coaching and mentoring in spiritual formation.

Preaching: residents will receive instruction and coaching in both one-on-one and group settings. Residents will have opportunities to preach in Youth Force venues as part of our teaching team.

Work Study: while not required for every resident, Youth Force will work with each resident to develop a plan for Leadership Study and a personalized funding plan.

Time Off & Compensation: residents will receive 3 weeks of vacation per year (with approval of YF Leadership Team). Residents will work an average of 28 hours per week and receive an annual stipend. Please inquire for more details.

Application Process: we are currently accepting applications but feel free to reach out via email at keith.cote@globalleadership.org. If you have questions before applying. The application can be completed online. Once that is submitted, we will follow up with an email. If you are asked to move on in the process, we will follow up with an interview.

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Wheaton, IL 60187