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Live and Learn in intentional Christian Community

Our internship program is a one-year internship designed for post-college aged students to equip them for a career in camp ministry. We build future camping leaders through excellent training, hard work, discipleship, and community.

Why be an intern?


Interns work in one of several departments at Mount Hermon. They receive top level training in their area of specialty, on-going mentoring, and the opportunity to attend intern retreats that blend work training, community development, and spiritual formation.

Hard Work

Interns serve guests alongside our year-round staff, helping each guest experience Jesus. We go all in for our guests with the desire for them to be refreshed, renewed, and transformed by their time at Mount Hermon.

Discipleship & Community

Interns participate in coursework and journey together in exploring who they are, who God has made them to be, and to better understand the story of God at work in their lives all while living and working together.



  • Year-long program for recent college graduates
  • A full year commitment is asked (early September (after Labor Day) and ends the following September)
  • Shared intern housing provided
  • $15.50/hour (before deductions for meals and lodging; most meals included)
  • Two intern retreats plus all-staff retreat
  • Work a minimum range of 40–45 hours per week
  • Weekly intern meetings for strengthening community and spiritual development
  • Instruction Includes:
    • Books and materials for all curriculum
    • Additional teaching, curriculum, and training experiences
    • Necessary work-related training


Contact our Intern Program Director
Kelsey Paterson

Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries
Email Kelsey