Equipping future ministry leaders as they gain practical skills, discern their calling, and serve in the local church — all while being transformed into the likeness of Christ.

Sunset's Internship Program

Sunset Church’s internship program is intentionally designed for young adults who are seeking what’s next for them.

This program is great for recent high school graduates through college graduates — giving them the opportunity to build their resumes and gain on-the-job experience.

Ministry Areas

Interns choose one ministry area to focus on during their internship. Although they’ll work and interact with different staff, volunteers, and church members, interns will mainly work with their focused ministry team. 

An internship with Sunset Youth can begin in Fall 2023. Interns will gain leadership and ministry-related skills in regard to middle and high school ministries.
Sunset Kids will be looking for an intern during Summer 2024!
Sunset's Outreach spans over local, regional, and global areas. The team is looking for an intern for Fall 2023.
Whether it's written, verbal, visual, or digital, a communications intern will learn everything about church communications. The team is looking for an intern for Fall 2023.
Sunset Worship will be looking for an intern during Summer 2024.
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Interns have the choice to pick between a 3-month internship (June-August) or a 9-month internship. Some ministries may prefer a specific timeframe, but we can discuss the options during the application process.

This is a part-time internship (around 20 hours/week) with the majority of your time spent in your ministry area. Interns will also have a weekly meeting with their internship cohort to focus on personal, spiritual, leadership, and vocational development.

We have free housing options available for interns who are not already in the Portland area! There are Sunset Church host families who can provide a room to live in, along with one meal per day throughout the internship period.

Interns who are already in the Portland area are welcome to stay in their current living situation, or they can live with one of our host families. Our intern team will discuss this with you during the application process.

The internship is not paid, but we’re happy to assist you in raising funds. There is flexibility within the intern’s schedule to work a separate part-time job.

Yes! We’d love to see if you have an interest in interning with us next summer. Please fill out an application, and then we’ll continue to stay in touch with you throughout the year. 

The Application Process

Applications for Fall 2023 are open now until September 3, 2023. We are also accepting applications for Summer 2024 too!

The process includes the online application, an interview with the team, and a completed background check and reference check.

About Sunset Church

At Sunset Church, our mission is to make disciples of all the nations — who are being transformed into the likeness of Christ.

Contact Us

If you have questions or want to learn more, please contact our intern team.