Are you curious about faith, work, and culture and sharpening your professional skills? Denver Institute’s cohort-based internship program combines real-world experience with personal and spiritual growth and opportunities to strengthen your connections across the city. DIFW provides interdisciplinary, whole-person development while interns help meet critical staffing needs in the organization. We love sharing our vision with interns and equipping them with the skills they need to love God and serve their neighbors wherever their callings lead.
The DIFW internship program is a 12-month commitment running from January–December 2023. Complete the online application form by end of day on October 24, 2022.
The program is designed to develop interns both spiritually and professionally.
- Study biblical foundations of work and culture;
- Discern and develop your calling;
- Gain tools to deepen your spiritual life through work;
- Learn from and participate in the foundational teachings and relational learning of the 5280 Fellowship (applies only to the Fellowship intern).
- Learn from Denver Institute staff and local and national influencers leading in various industries;
- Receive complimentary admission to Denver Institute events;
- Engage in a wide variety of projects and responsibilities to support Denver Institute programming and broaden your skill set
- Develop your professional skills through structured feedback from your staff supervisor and a vocational assessment;
- Build your resume and strengthen your professional network working for one of the leading faith and work organizations in the country; and
- Earn an internship stipend of $1,600 per year.
Roles & Responsibilities
For 2023, there will be two intern positions at DIFW.
5280 Fellowship Intern: This intern will directly support our 5280 Fellowship by attending most programming and supporting logistics and hospitality.
External Relations Intern: This intern will support our communications and advancement teams by completing back-end research and development projects as well as drafting material for publication on our platforms.
Both positions will also support the DIFW major events throughout the year.
- Open to undergraduate/postgraduate students, early career professionals, or mid-career professionals in job transition
- Outstanding communication skills, both spoken and written
- Strong attention to detail
- Strategic thinker who can articulate new ways to think about our work or solve problems
- Some physical lifting involved related to meeting and event setup (30 pounds)
- Affirm DIFW’s statement of faith, the Nicene Creed
Each internship involves 5-7 hours of work per week, including attendance at the DIFW office two Tuesdays per month from 11a-2p. Some weekend or evening hours are required, depending on the role.
- On the 1st Tuesday of each month, interns will attend our “Thinking Theologically” staff meeting where we read and discuss a text or idea that helps us think about our daily work through the lens of faith. Afterwards, interns will attend several meetings to prepare for the month ahead.
- On the 3rd Tuesday of each month, interns will attend our “Vision & Mission” staff meeting where we revisit our mission as a staff. Afterwards, interns will attend the “Faith & Work Learning Community” meeting, a reading discussion led by various members of the staff.
Each intern has ongoing tasks, long-term projects, and in-person attendance responsibilities in addition to the formation and development we provide to them.
- The 5280 Fellowship Intern has more in-person attendance duties but fewer long-term projects.
- The External Relations Intern has more long-term projects but less in-person attendance duties.
Interns are required to attend two days of intern orientation on January 17-18, 2023. Each day will involve ~5 hours of in-person programming.
Note: DIFW reserves the right to combine the responsibilities of the two roles outlined above and welcome a single resident at a higher stipend and greater number of hours. This decision is dependent on the skills, experience, and availability of applicants. A resident would perform all duties listed above with roughly 10 hours of work per week, including attendance at the DIFW office every Tuesday from 11a-2p. The stipend for the resident position is $3200 for the year.
How to Apply
Please complete the online application form by EOD October 24, 2022.
Qualified applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview.
Interns will receive notification of their acceptance into the program by December 9, 2022.
Complete the Application
If you have any questions, please reach out to Abby Worland ([email protected]).