February 10, 2018

Hey David … Do you have anything on internships. What to expect out of an intern and expectations of me as the Student Pastor?

DRF—We don’t have much in the way of job descriptions. I don’t know why, as over the years we have had so many paid and non-paid interns. The best practice is, if you use the term “intern” then make it a learning internship. If the situation is really “unpaid labor” or “cheep and abused labor” then expect trouble sometime in the future. Have a clearly defined role description. Pay a fair wage and don’t expect free overtime (as in, that’s illegal). Teach, instruct and mentor the intern. Give them lots of hand-on experiences. Send me a role description when you have one and I’ll post it for the XPastor tribe.