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Students can be part of

  • community living
  • mentoring
  • interning in your area of interest at a church
* Opportunities available in Bakersfield and Ocean Beach.  Housing provided.

Students looking to get plugged in

Connecting with the local church is one way to continue fostering your faith outside of PLNU.

There are opportunities for you to serve the church with whatever talents and areas of interest you bring, whether it's graphic design, teaching, accounting, youth ministry, or social work.

Interning through PLNU guarentees housing, food, transportation for the summer, and a mentoring relationship.

+ Summer Ministry Internship

Bakersfield, CA 

NEW! summer 2014 opportunity - check back for more info in January

+ Summer Ministry Internship

Bakersfield Church of the Nazarene 

NEW! summer 2014 opportunity - check back for more info in January

+  Summer Ministry Internships

Hawaii & San Francisco Nazarene churches

These opportunities are through Spiritual Development


Undergraduate Intern Program

Flood Church (academic year)

Contact Kate Jackson

College Apprentice Ministry Internship

Solana Beach Presbyterian (summer)

Contact BillyJack Blankenship

New Life Nazarene Church (post grad) 

Contact Jeff Purganan

JOB_BOARD.jpgThe PLNU student Job Board lists many off-campus, 
church-related job, intern, and volunteer opportunities.

Check it out here.


If you are already attending or participating in leadership at a local church, we are here to encourage and support you.

+  Worship Leader resources

Meet with George Williamson, Dir. of Worship Ministries and other student worship leaders to share experiences.  Contact Travis Cook.

+  Small Group resources

If you lead a small group at your church and would like resources, visit the Discipleship Ministries Office in Spiritual Development.

+  Volunteer and Service resources

Both International & Community Ministries can direct you to organizations/ causes accepting donations if you would like to organize a drive at your church.

Churches looking to connect

Students offer an incredible gift of talent and personality to the local church.  We understand this, and want to help you provide hospitable, engaging, fun, and challenging opportunities to the PLNU community.  Here are some ways to engage PLNU students.



Here are a couple of ways to connect with students on campus

+ Church Fair

Every fall semester.

Contact Debbie Edwads

+ Send a Bus/ Van

Many students do not have cars.  Connect with a PLNU student at your church to help you arrange the carpool & pickup/ dropoff.

Students have led worship, taught sunday school, mentored youth, run sound equipment, managed front desks, planned events, etc.  Be willing to involve students and offer positions of impact and leadership.

Post Opportunities on the 


PLNU Job Board

There are many ways to attract students.
We invite you to consider offering the following when posting your opportunity:


  +  Free housing:  This is strongly encouraged for summer long internships.  Community living is encouraged!

  +  Academic credit:  For opportunities during the school year, this is a must.  Get creative!  Art, Business, and Communications majors all have internship classes.

  +  Intentional mentorship/ discipleship:  Not only is this something many students desire, these offerings are great ways to invite your church family to participate in welcoming college age adults.

To learn how to post an opportunity:
click here.


**If you're interested in partnering with PLNU to provide academic, summer, or post-grad intern opportunities, contact Nikki Fountas.