Move Summer Internship

MOVE Program Interns will spend their summer serving alongside the MOVE staff in planning, preparing for, and facilitating MOVE events. This will include a variety of tasks from preparing housing for students to working in MOVE’s onsite bookstore to working behind the scenes preparing props and the list goes on. Delegation is important in all positions. This internship does not require a specific set of work related skills, training will be provided for each task. This internship requires a willingness of time commitment and commitment to the program. Interns who are service-minded, detail-oriented, and have a heart for seeing the call of God amplified in the life of high school students will find this program both challenging and rewarding.

Application Process

Online Application
To apply for this internship, simply click the following link. Online Application Form

Provide Three References
Send the link below to each of your references, for them to fill out.  References could be a professor, youth minister, mentor, supervisor, etc.  Please do not use friends or relatives as references.
Reference Forms

Important Dates

  • Application Deadline: January 13, 2014
  • Selection Date: January 31, 2014
  • Start Date: May 19, 2014
  • End Date: August 7, 2014


  • Graduated high school in 2012 or earlier
  • Exhibits a strong commitment to faith in Jesus Christ
  • Has a desire to serve others
  • Strong in the following areas:
    • Problem solving / Discernment (Critical Thinking)
    • Teamwork
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Spiritual & emotional maturity
    • Self Starter / Takes initiative

Internship Details

  • Interns will be paid $280/week.
  • Interns will be responsible for purchasing their own meals during the weeks they are in Joplin, meals will be provided while traveling to/from and at MOVE events.
  • Housing will be provided for interns throughout the summer at no cost.
  • Interns will spend approximately 6 weeks on the road at MOVE events.
  • Interns will be responsible for getting to Joplin in May and back to school or home in August.

MOVE Program Internship Job Descriptions

  • Backstage Manager

    The Backstage Manager is responsible for everything entering or leaving the stage, as well as everything that happens backstage or in the green room. This person is responsible for setting up any and all worship/experiential elements that happen on stage, any set changes that are required, and any equipment entering or leaving the stage (microphones, props, chairs, etc.) This person needs to be able to manage traffic flow, multitask, and troubleshoot any potential problems during a session. They are also the liaison between the tech staff and anyone backstage during the session. The Backstage Manager works hand-in-hand with the Production Manager, Director, tech staff, representatives from CIY's college partners, and any on stage talent.

  • Auditorium Manager

    The Auditorium Manager is responsible for everything that happens in the actual auditorium. This person will be more visible than the Backstage Manager. Working the crowd each night, meeting and greeting. The Auditorium Manager needs to be able to work well with others, and is someone who can multi-task. Our Auditorium Managers work hand in hand with the Production Manager, Backstage Manager, Director, and any other tech staff on site.

  • Station Manager

    The Station Manager is in charge of running and operating our traveling bookstore. This person needs to be very organized. Our Station Managers must love people as they interact as much or more with Youth Ministers and students during the week than any one else on staff. This person needs to possess a healthy respect for handling money, as well as the ability to count because Station Managers are responsible for counting our inventory. The Station Manager works hand in hand with the Director, Program Coordinator, and the conferees.

  • Customer Service Manager

    The Customer Service Manager is responsible for working with people and therefore must love people. Our Customer Service Managers are the main contacts for responding to Customer Service issues. This person needs the ability to problem solve effectively. Customer Service Managers are also responsible for attending to the needs of any on stage talent during the week. This role deals specifically with Public Relations at the event. Customer Service Managers work hand in hand with the Director, Program Coordinator, and the Youth Leaders at our events.