Internship FAQs

Internships or Residencies: What is the difference?

INTERNSHIPS are available to college students and those in the marketplace (18 years old and up). Internships are either unpaid or support raised positions allowing a student to give 5 – 40 hours per week to serve alongside Austin Stone staff and leaders to gain experience and personal growth.  Internship commitments are by semester or for the summer.  Internships can provide credit for certain college degree requirements upon approval with ASI.

  • for college students or those from the marketplace
  • age 18 or older
  • support raided positions — 5 to 40 hours per week
  • unpaid positions – 5-25 hours per week
  • commitment terms by semester or in the summer (currently summer only)


RESIDENCIES are available to college graduates, or those from the marketplace 22 years old and up.  All residencies are support raised positions allowing the resident the ability to work full time (40-50 hours per week) for on the job training and development.  Residency commitments are for 1-2 year terms.

  • for college graduates or from the marketplace
  • age 22 or older
  • full-time, support raised positions
  • 1-2 year commitments
How long are internships?

Internships vary from one semester to a full summer (approximately 3-5 months). Summer internships run May – Early August.

What does the application process look like?

ASI partners with Reliant for the application process. After you complete an application with Reliant, you will be contacted by the ASI team to schedule an interview. ASI and Reliant review each applicant together with the ministry leader (KIDs, Students, Inner-City Youth) and then inform the applicant of a decision. Please allow 3-4 weeks after the application deadline, depending on each ministry’s needs and number of applicants. All decisions will be finalized prior to a required support training with Reliant (see IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES on our website).

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When do I apply and when do I start?

Please refer to the IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINEs page for an overview of timelines. All prospective interns must complete the following:

  1. Apply by the application deadline in order to be interviewed, selected and invited to required support training
  2. Attend our required support raising training (if selected for a support raised internship).
  3. Following support training, all support raised interns develop their ministry teams & raise funds (March through early May).
  4. With financial support raised, all interns begin their work in Austin (usually starting between May 15-June 1).
What compensation and benefits are offered when you are an Intern?

Austin Stone partners with Reliant to provide compensation for interns. Specific details regarding stipend amount will be reviewed at the support-raising training (see Important Dates & Deadlines). The Austin Stone works to ensure interns are compensated fairly for their work over the summer.

Where do interns live while in Austin?

Interns must coordinate and secure adequate housing for the duration of their time in Austin. ASI is willing to assist and make recommendations as you get closer to your internship start date.