Internship Opportunities


Pathways Baptist Church seeks to help develop college students who have a heart to serve in church ministry. The College Summer Intern Program is an opportunity for college students to experience hands-on ministry training in a friendly, team-based, fast-paced, and God-honoring church environment. The purpose is to help students grow personally and professionally and equip them to use their gifts, skills, knowledge, and passion to advance the Gospel and make disciples within the local church.

Pathways’ Interns can expect to:

  • Gain experience in their area of ministry through hand-on experience in a community church setting under the guidance of a Pathways staff mentor
  • Receive individualized vocational skills training in area of ministry with a Pathways staff mentor
  • Develop leadership, professional and administrative skills by managing details of a specific ministry program
  • Work both independently and collaboratively in teams with church staff, other interns, and congregation members
  • Participate in group professional and leadership training with other interns
  • Explore their spiritual gifting, professional and ministerial skills and passions
  • Participate in staff meetings and other day-to-day aspects of church operations

In order to participate, you must:

  • Be between 18 and 25 years old and have completed a minimum of 1 year of college (though some positions may require 2 years)
  • Have a solid belief in Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Savior
  • Be able to demonstrate skills and/or experience relevant to specific area of ministry

The Pathways College internship program is part-time (~20 hrs./week) for 10 weeks. Ideally, interns will be available from May 31- August 7th, though dates may be adjusted to accommodate academic calendars. Housing is available for out-of-state interns.

This internship is unpaid. Interns will receive a $1,000 tuition grant upon successful completion of the internship program.


Openings for 2024

Pathways has up to 4 openings for college interns in the following areas:


Audiovisual Worship Ministry Intern

The A/V Worship Ministry intern will have the opportunity to gain experience:

  • Producing live and recorded audiovisual content
  • Live streaming high production value church services and other live events
  • Working with staff in other ministries to translate goals and ideas into usable products
  • Setting up, using and maintaining all A/V equipment (eg. cameras, streaming, sound system, microphones, video screens, lighting)
  • Creating recorded digital content to support current teaching series and initiatives
  • Post-production editing of of raw material using multiple software platforms
  • Working collaboratively with Communications and Digital Content Intern
  • Publishing web-based content

You should apply for this opening if:

  • You are a team player with a strong sense of accountability to co-workers
  • You strive to to do your best work in everything you do
  • You are willing to learn and share knowledge with staff and volunteers
  • You excel in a collaborative and creative environment
  • You desire to inspire people to seek Jesus though digital multimedia
  • You have completed at least 2 years of college (related major or with relevant experience preferred)


Communications and Digital Content Intern

The Communication and Digital Content Intern will gain experience:

  • Writing, producing, and publishing engaging and fun content for the Pathways’ social media platforms and website
  • Developing their own creative content based on social media strategy
  • Developing the ability to tell a story using images, videos and written content
  • Growing the online presence and increase awareness of Pathways and its ministries through various digital platforms
  • Ensuring content is “on message and is consistent with the Church beliefs, mission, and vision
  • Interacting with online followers and potential church visitors in the community via multiple social media platforms

You should apply for this opening if:

  • You have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • You are attentive to details, specifically good at proofing content and attentive to graphic design
  • You have strong time management skills and the ability to prioritize competing demands
  • You are able to work both independently without direct supervision and collaboratively in small teams
  • You desire to use your creativity and graphic design skills to inspire people to seek Jesus
  • You have completed at least a year of college (related major or with relevant experience preferred)


Business Operations Intern

The Business Operations Intern will gain experience in several of the following areas:

  • Working in day-to-day church operations including finances, human resources, facilities management, office administration, contract management, and compliance auditing
  • Assisting in management of cash flow accounts payable, posting of contributions, invoices, and reconciling expenditures across multiple payment methods
  • Learning to use business and financial software (eg. Excel, QuickBooks, Church Management software)
  • Coordinating with the Facilities Management Team to account for expenditures and assist in financial reporting for any capital campaigns
  • Observing the process of creating the annual budget from initial draft through submission for final approval
  • Maintaining vendor contracts
  • Auditing for compliance

You should apply for this opening if:

  • You are attentive to detail, particularly with numbers
  • You are able to maintain the highest level of ethical conduct and can provide references that will speak to your character
  • You want to develop your ability to serve the local church through financial and material stewardship
  • You have completed at least a year of college (related major or with relevant experience preferred)


Student Ministries Intern

The Student Ministries Intern will gain experience:

  • Developing creative and engaging strategies to help high school and middle school students meet Jesus and see Him in their daily lives
  • Selecting and organizing multiple student engagement activities and socials throughout the summer
  • Getting into the mix of students’ lives in 1:1 and small group interactions
  • Coordinating with local youth workers from other area churches to organize joint church ministry events
  • Collaborating with a team of experienced youth volunteers with diverse spiritual and professional backgrounds that compliment ministry
  • Helping lead an overnight summer camp/retreat experience for students
  • Behind the scenes administrative and operational flow of a church office

You should apply for this opening if:

  • You are creative and have vision for new approaches to intergenerational ministry
  • You are convinced that students are vital to God's Kingdom work
  • You take initiative and are willing to ask for and receive constructive feedback to get the most out of every learning opportunity
  • You are considering a calling into professional student ministry
  • Have completed at least two years of college (related major or with relevant experience preferred)


About Pathways Baptist Church

Pathways Baptist Church was formed in 2016 as a result of a merger of two long-standing, well-established congregations. Our church is a unique multi-cultural, multi-national, multi-lingual congregation in Gaithersburg, Maryland. At last count, we had at least 25 nationalities represented within our congregation. The diversity of the congregation’s membership extends to include ethnic, socioeconomic, denominational backgrounds, and educational diversity. The geographical proximity to the nation's capital adds additional depth to this diversity and offers us the opportunity to reach the nations of the world in our backyard.

Our vision: “Walking together with Jesus to change lives”

Our mission: “Following Jesus, Loving People, Bringing Hope”



We are congregationally governed and practice policy governance. Elders provide spiritual oversight and direction for the church, while the Deacons are servant-leaders in a variety of ministries, including congregational care. Pathways strongly affirms Galatians 3:28, and welcomes men and women into any and all areas of ministry for which they are gifted and called. Our current ministerial staff include a Senior Pastor, Discipleship Pastor, Student Ministries Pastor, Minister of Multicultural Worship, and a Children's Minister.


Our Connections

Pathways is affiliated with the D.C. Baptist Convention and cooperates with American Baptists, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, and other networks in order to fulfill our mission at home and abroad. Pathways shares its facility with a Brazilian Baptist church, and a Latino church which create many opportunities for cross-cultural worship and service.


Our Beliefs

Pathways has chosen to identify its beliefs according to seven “banners” we wave as the core foundations of our belief:

  • Jesus centered
  • Biblically faithful
  • Spirit led
  • Disciple forming
  • Externally focused
  • Congregationally governed
  • Baptist affiliated

You can learn more about Pathways Baptist Church on our Website:

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to interns@pathwaysbc.org