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During a year-long internship with StoryRunners®, you will work at Lake Hart, which is Cru’s headquarters in Orlando, Florida. You will use your professional skills to help StoryRunners to take God’s Word to oral learners who don’t have access to the Bible in a way that speaks to their hearts. Whether you have skills in HR, IT, communications, social media, videography, photography, fund development or mobilization, StoryRunners has a place for you! During your internship, you will be a part of a team that is passionate about seeing unreached people have access to God’s Word; and, the team is committed to your personal, professional and spiritual development.

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Application Tips: Choose “U.S. Intern” for Position because you are based in the United States. Choose “Other Ministry” for Ministry Preference, then choose “StoryRunners” as your Sub-Ministry Preference.

In the months leading up to your internship, you will develop a team of partners to financially invest in your ministry. Then, the one-year internship begins when you move to Orlando on August 1 and ends on July 31 of the following calendar year.

You must be at least 20 years old with a high school diploma, and you must have completed at least one year of college or Bible school, or have equivalent life experience; but, you don’t need a college degree. Cross-cultural ministry and/or international mission experience is helpful but not required. You must speak English fluently, but no other language is required. We look for people with teachable hearts, flexible attitudes and adventurous spirits! As part of the application process, you will participate in multiple interviews to ensure that StoryRunners is the best fit for you.

StoryRunners will train and coach you to develop a team of ministry partners in the months leading up to the start of your internship. Like many other mission organizations, each individual team member depends upon the consistent financial support of concerned individuals and churches. Those contributions are used to fund your internship.

Debt does not automatically disqualify you from an internship. Our desire is to ensure that you do not have a monthly debt payment that is a hardship based on your monthly salary. We also want to help you be the best steward of your life for Christ. If you have debt, we would love to talk more with you to learn about your situation.

March 1 is the application deadline for an August 1 – July 31 internship. If you would like to discuss alternatives for the internship length, contact us. 

Choose “U.S. Intern” for Position because you are based in the United States. Choose “Other Ministry” for Ministry Preference, then choose “StoryRunners” as your Sub-Ministry Preference.

You will need four people to be references for you:

  • A Cru staff member
  • Your current discipler/mentor or someone who knows you well in a spiritual capacity
  • Your roommate or a friend who knows you well
  • Another friend who knows you well.

Note: A reference cannot be a relative or your spouse. If you do not know a Cru staff person, ask someone with whom you’ve interacted the most in ministry or a person to whom you are most accountable spiritually (e.g. discipler, Bible study leader, pastor, etc.).

After you complete your application and we receive your references, StoryRunners needs four to six weeks to complete your interviews and process your application. Upon acceptance, you will attend a Cru Orientation Weekend to meet your ministry partner development coach and the other StoryRunners interns; during this orientation, you will learn how to develop your team of ministry partners. You will spend about three months inviting people to partner with you to cover your salary and ministry expenses before you report to Orlando.

Contact our mobilization/human resources team at Someone will answer your questions and guide you through the application process.

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