Move Summer Internship

Some summer internships consist of making copies, getting coffee for the supervisors, and filing documents under florescent lights from 8-5. This is not one of those internships. At CIY, our Event Staff (or interns) are an important part of helping us accomplish our mission and as such, they play a critical role in our summer events. In the summer of 2015 the programs of MOVE, MIX, and ENGAGE: SERVICE will serve over 35,000 students and adult volunteers. We could not do what we do in each of these programs without the help of our Summer Event Staff. Our Event Staff are highly valued and deeply loved by our organization. If you’ve found your way to this page, you are probably thinking about applying for an Event Staff position with one of our summer programs, so below are a few important things to know.

Application Process

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

Provide Three References
Have them complete the online form.
Reference Forms

If you have any questions about our Summer Event Staff or the application process, please contact Chelsea Jones at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Important Dates

  • Application Deadline: January 09, 2015
  • Selection Process: January 26, 2015
  • Start Date: May 18, 2015
  • End Date: August 6, 2015
    *Some programs have a later start date, some end a little earlier…. But these are the earliest and latest dates.


  • Active desire to love, follow, and serve Jesus
  • Willingness to love and serve others  
  • Graduated high school May 2014 or earlier *(Move Event Staff Applicants need to graduate in 2013 or earlier)
  • Ability to:
    • Work with a team
    • Take Initiative
    • Problem Solve
    • Lead Volunteers
    • Serve Wholeheartedly
    • Perform some Physical Labor

Internship Details

  • This is a paid summer event staff role.
  • Housing is provided during employment dates.
  • Meals are provided while traveling to/from CIY programs. (Event Staff is responsible for own meals while in Joplin.)
  • Event Staff is responsible for transportation to and from Joplin, MO in correspondence with the start and end dates. We’ll work on this together in March/April.
  • All Event Staff will travel to between 5-7 weeks, and work in the office when not traveling.

Job Descriptions

Customer Service Representative

The Customer Service Representative needs to be a friendly face who can remember people and information as well as problem solve. This role will assist our staff with details, and serve youth pastors and students at each event. This person needs to be a “people-person” who can help make our customer’s experience special. This person will work closely with the Program Coordinator, and the Housing Specialist.

Customer Service Housing Specialist

The Customer Service Housing Specialist needs to be need to be a good problem solver, have great communication skills, be highly organized, and have great attention to detail. They will be responsible for housing all attendees, and will work closely with their onsite Program Coordinator and have an integral role in the onsite registration process. They will communicate a lot with our venues and also with youth pastors.

Station Manager

The Station Manager needs to be friendly and attentive to detail. This role will oversee the setup, operation, and teardown of the Station (our onsite store). They will need to be able to manage inventory, train volunteers, and be good with the financial side of retail. This person will work closely with the Program Coordinator and college volunteers.

Auditorium Manager

The Auditorium Manager must have high energy, love crowds, and the ability to train volunteers. They will oversee everything from lyrics to seating chart to special elements for all attendees. Their primary role will be to help execute everything that takes place in “the big room”. They will work closely with the Backstage Manager and Production Manager.

Backstage Manager

The Backstage Manager will be a big part of the stage setup and teardown of each event. This person must be attentive to detail, hardworking, and have a servant’s heart. They’ll be responsible for managing the flow on and off stage, and will work closely with all on-stage talent. They will work closely with the Program Director and Production Manager.

Outer Realm Manager (MIX only)

The Outer Realm Manager will work with the Program Director and the Program Coordinator to administer all recreational activities at MIX. This person must be energetic and outgoing as they will be running games for large groups of students.  This person needs to be flexible and hardworking as they will spend their days in a field preparing the games for students. This person will be responsible for setting up all props, staging, and equipment that goes along with each Outer Realm Game. This person will coordinate volunteers to help run each game, and will also be responsible for tearing down and packing up each game.

Work Site Manager (ENGAGE: SERVICE only)

The Site Manager is responsible for organizing equipment, supplies and tools and purchasing majority of materials for all work sites. They will need to be hardworking and have a basic understanding of tools and building supplies. The Site Manager works directly with the Director and Site Director.

Production Assistant (ENGAGE: SERVICE only)

The Production Assistant is responsible for set-up and tear down of lighting, video and audio equipment and interactive elements for the program. This person operates assigned tasks in one of those three areas during daily program sessions. The Production Assistant works directly with Director, Production Manager, bands and speakers.