The Upper House Intern Program seeks to challenge, equip, and encourage our interns to live fully integrated lives of faith and vocation. Interns experience a unique melding of professional skill development, mentorship, and spiritual formation as they participate in event curation and day-to-day operations of a nonprofit organization.

Rebecca Cooks and Dan Johnson lead the Upper House Intern Program.

Components of an Upper House internship

  1. Interns work directly with an Upper House staff mentor in one of the following professional roles
    • Administration – business/facilities administration, HR resources, CRM implementation
    • AV/Tech – event media editing, support external groups for sound, visuals, and lights
    • Communication – social media, event graphics, Upper House website support
    • Events – support program curators, event planning, event-day logistics
    • Hospitality – menu building and preparation, speaker support, leading guest experience
  2. Interns provide hospitality and guest services for Upper House events.
  3. Interns serve as space/facility supervisors for external ministry, campus, and community groups using Upper House.
  4. Upper House Intern Team meets weekly for reading and discussion of spiritual formation and leadership.

Weekly hour commitments

  • One evening per week or more supervising the Upper House space (6 hours minimum)
  • One time period each week to meet and work with professional staff mentor (2 hours)
  • Weekly intern meeting (1 hour)
  • Provide event hospitality and guest service support as schedule allows

This is a program in which students play an integral part in planning, hosting, and presenting multi-experiential events. We cannot say you will never sit behind a desk, make coffee, or print materials, because those are all crucial to creating a strong guest experience. But you will play an active role in pursuing creativity and excellence in hospitality and service.

Apply to Join the Intern Team

Upper House internship applications are accepted in the Spring semester. Return to this page in early 2021, or email Rebecca Cooks or Dan Johnson, to inquire about internships for the 2021-22 academic year.

  • Interns must agree with our statement of faith upon hiring
  • The program typically runs on an academic-year schedule with 4 interns at a time. Upper House staff preform mid-year and end-of-year reviews of interns.