What’s it like to spend a summer as an intern at OneWay?
Not only does the OneWay team take seriously the role of helping college students grow professionally, spiritually and in relationships, but summer interns also have had a major impact on the ministry.
“It’s a great internship opportunity professionally and to have a great experience outside of that as well, meeting new friends and growing in your relationship with God,” said Serena Hackett, a 2021 summer intern. Hackett was instrumental in creating the graphics, website, logos, illustrative work and more to help OneWay launch a new podcast called One80.
Serena was drawn to OneWay’s program as an opportunity to be immersed in a new experience that also incorporated discipleship — and she wasn’t disappointed.
After the first few weeks of her internship as a graphic design major, Hackett’s supervisors identified some of her strengths and gave her a chance to focus on them. They realized she had a knack for illustration, creating logos and design, and let her use her talents to create a brand for the One80 podcast.
“I wasn’t really sure what the project entailed at first,” said Hackett, a college student from Nebraska. “But it was really fun working with [the team], spitting ideas and going through rounds of revision.”
(See Hackett’s designs and be inspired by the stories of transformation on the One80 podcast.)
“We’re passionate about activating young people to use their gifts and talents in a meaningful way to grow God’s Kingdom,” said Advancement Director Emily Neal, who was Serena’s manager. “Serena started the internship with incredible natural talent, and she was able to use those gifts to help us launch One80. It’s amazing how much she accomplished in just a few months of summer!”
As an intern, Hackett lived with a group of young women who were also contributing to projects at OneWay and growing in their faith through focused discipleship time. Outside of work, she grew in relationship with her fellow interns during shared meals at the intern house, conversations with many people she met, outings to Chicago and even an intern retreat in Wisconsin.
A summer internship is about more than just completing daily work assignments, explains Hannah Thompson, director of the young adult program.
“It’s incredible to be able to collaborate each day, but even more so, to encourage and run alongside each other as we grow in love for the Lord, our work, and each other...all while having a blast!” Thompson said.
OneWay is looking for interns in a range of areas, including audio production, video editing, music, worship, communications, operations, evangelism, missions, finance and development.
Are you interested in an internship where your work helps further God’s kingdom, your relationships have a chance to go deep and your heart is awakened to what the Lord has for you? Please reach out!
Don't miss out! The application deadline for OneWay’s summer internship program is April 18!
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.