First UMC Plano: Youth and Children's Summer Intern

Date Posted: 2/2/2024

First UMC Plano, Plano, TX

Job Description

This part-time seasonal job is designed to allow individuals to explore their interest in Student and Children’s Ministry. Interns work for the Director of Student and Children’s Ministries, and the job functions vary, depending on the needs of that ministry. This job will involve travel. Criteria for application as well as dates and weekly schedule noted below:


  • Welcoming – Help ensure that all first-time visitors to Student and Children’s Ministry events receive exceptional and timely follow-up, so that everyone who enters our doors feels welcome and included

  • Leadership - Leading small groups and serving as an example for students in their own spiritual growth

  • Supporting Spiritual Growth – Encouraging students to be involved in groups that focus on spiritual formation, such as Sunday School and summer bible studies. 

  • Practice spiritual habits that foster growth – Assist students, in both formal and informal settings, in developing their own ways to practice their faith, including but not limited to:

    • We pray

    • We study the Bible

    • We make friends

    • We tell our stories

    • We give ourselves away in generosity and service

  • Events – Planning and executing special events that engage active students, but also have an outreach focus

  • Developing Community – Creating an environment that fosters healthy, deep relationships among students

  • Reaching Out

    • Being visible in big worship, youth worship, children’s Sunday school and youth and children’s camps and events

    • Creating outings for students

    • Keeping up with students


  • Practicing a personal relationship with Christ in one's personal life

  •  1-on-1 Mentoring – Meeting one-on-one with Directors of Student and Children Ministries in a mentor/mentee relationship to foster continual personal, spiritual, and professional growth


Applicants must be at least 18 years old and one year removed from high school, and have already completed or willing to complete a ministry safe background check and training. 

Please let us know if you have conflicts with any of the following dates:

  • Any Sunday or Tuesday from May 26- August 4th*

  • VBC/After Party: June 3-6

  • Children’s Camp: June 16-21

  • Junior High Mission Trip: June 23-29

  • Bridgeport Mixed Age Camp: July 1-5

A week as an intern when not on a trip:

  • Attending the 9 am service to sit with youth

  • Helping with children’s time

  • Helping at 10 am Sunday school

  • Helping with set-up for VBC

  • Lunch outings on Sundays with students

  • In office on Tuesdays for staff meeting, as well as one on one time with Youth and Children’s Minister

  • Wednesday night bible studies/hangouts

*Approximately 12 hours a week when not on trips


  • $200 a week for 9 weeks, paid bi-weekly

  • Coverage of all camp/registration fees

  • Small budget for outings with students to manage 


Please fill out application (below) and turn in to FUMC Plano Church Office Re: Sarah Henson or email to Sarah Henson: [email protected] by Monday, Feb. 19.



Cell phone:


What are some things you enjoy doing for fun?

What is your major/what are you studying for in school?

What else are you involved in outside of church?

Personal Testimony

On a separate sheet of paper, write a brief testimony about how you became a Christ follower.

Describe some significant events in your life that have impacted you spiritually. Describe your spiritual walk right now.

Describe three major ways in which you have grown in your spiritual walk since you started following Christ.

What discipleship activities have you participated in the past (Bible studies, mentorships, etc.)?

Describe your experience in youth ministry (leader on retreats, camps, youth intern, etc.).

As Christians our calling comes in many shapes in forms - we are all leaders and representors of Christ outside the church walls! Describe what you feel the Lord is leading you in your calling - maybe in school, your future career etc. How would a summer internship prepare you for that?

How to Apply

Please fill out application and email it to Sarah Henson, Minister with Youth and Families, at
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: 713-829-9122


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