The Encounter Internship program provides young adults ages 18-30 the opportunity to join the Encounter family by serving the mission of Encounter Ministries and being transformed by the supernatural atmosphere of faith.

What Interns Receive

Encounter School of Ministry

Attend the school of ministry and be discipled in the best Catholic school of supernatural ministry.

Faith Community

Weekly Mass and prayer meetings with the Encounter staff, staff dinners and outings, and intern small group prayer.

Opportunities to Minister

So much of the faith is more caught than taught. Interns will have the opportunity to grow in their gifts and minister at many Encounter events.

Room and Board

Receive free room and board. There will be a household for the men and a household for the women to live in community together.

Base Stipend

Although each intern is expected to support raise for their living expenses, Encounter does provide a base monthly stipend to help support each intern.

What Interns Give

School of Ministry Support

Support in the preparation and support of the school of ministry classes.

Event Ministry

Serve the needs of helping to run the Encounter Conference, numerous healing schools and healing services.

Parish Ministry & Evangelization

Since Encounter is based out of St. Patrick's parish, Interns will serve in the youth ministry and evangelization ministries of the parish as well as engaging in set aside time for evangelization outreach in Brighton.

Intercessor Support

Serve as an intercessor dedicated to praying for the needs of the Encounter partners and keeping them up to date on Encounter's success.

Administrative Support

Assist the Encounter staff with carrying out the various administrative needs of Encounter Ministries.

Application Process

Apply Online

Fill out the application below in it's entirety. Applications will close when all intern spots are filled.

On Site Visit

If accepted, you will be invited to come visit the Encounter School of Ministry on a Monday evening and spend a day with the interns on Tuesday.

August 30 Internship Begins

Begin your year with an orientation week and team building.

Phone/Skype Interview

If accepted, you will be granted a phone or skype interview.

July 22-25 Summer Intensive

If chosen after your visit, interns will report July 22-25 to attend the summer intensive ( and receive initial formation with the team. This includes a fundraising boot camp.

May 22 Internship Ends

Intership FAQs

How many internships are available?

The Encounter internship program is small and we will only be accepting a total of 8 interns (4 male and 4 female).

What does a typical week look like?

Monday: Encounter School of Ministry preparation work, pre-school worship and prayer, attending the Encounter School

Tuesday: Intern worship time and Admin Day

Wednesday: Encounter Staff Mass and prayer meeting, all staff meeting, small groups

Thursday: Mass, Evangelization Outing, Parish Alpha Ministry

Friday-Saturday: Encounter Events happen most weekends (healing services, worship nights, Encounter Schools of Healing/Prophecy, etc).

Sunday: Mass, rest and serving at youth group.

Will I have the opportunity to travel on Encounter mission trips?

Encounter does participate in many traveling mission and ministry trips.  On occasion, interns will be invited to participate.  Depending on the nature of the mission or ministry trip, each intern may have to provide travel expenses.

How much money do I need to fundraise?

You will need to fund raise enough money to provide for your monthly expenses.  Although Encounter does provide housing, each intern will be responsible for providing their own food and household items, automobile expenses (gas/insurance), personal spending money.

What are the odds that I can receive a job with Encounter after my internship?

Although Encounter Ministries has hired former interns, we ask each applicant not to pursue this internship for anything other than the experience, growth and transformation in and of itself.  Applicants should not have expectations for later employment.

Who can I talk to for more information?

If you would like to speak with a current intern to learn more about the internship, please email Corey Baumgartner at


Encounter Intern Application