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Saddleback Church

Graphic Designer Intern

May - August 2021 • Lake Forest, CA

What I liked

I got to work with a creative team and different graphic designers. I loved the Christ-centered community and purpose behind all that they did.

What I wish was different

I wish that I could have been there in person. My internship was remote.

Advice

I would say to communicate clearly with your employer and set a schedule from the start.
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Translator Intern

June - August 2018 • Lake Forest, CA

What I liked

The environment was super inviting and intentional, so I met a lot of great people and learned so much about the behind the scenes work that goes into running a church. I learned about the challenge that is translation and what goes into translating different types of products. It was a great experience.

What I wish was different

I would have liked to have a little more variety in the work I did, but otherwise the internship meet and exceeded expectations.

Advice

Don't be afraid to try something you've never done before or don't feel super qualified for. If you are accepted into a program, they know that you have what it takes, so accept challenges and don't back down from new experiences.
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Student Ministries Intern

May 2019 • Irvine, CA

What I liked

I loved the fact that I got to get hands-on experiences on how to run a ministry, specifically targeted for youth students (from 6th to 12th grade). I got to learn how to plan and prep for events that promote community engagement, how to engage in teamwork with people, and how to be an effective leader in general.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more of an opportunity to collaborate with other ministries/staff members of our church campus to increase impact.

Advice

Be prepared to be Fast, Fluid, and Flexible. And be willing to step out of your comfort zone and willing to talk to many people. Bring a fun and positive mindset, and you’ll have and amazing time!
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Saddleback Student Ministries Intern (Anaheim)

May - August 2018 • Anaheim, CA

What I liked

I loved getting to spend time with Jr. Highers and High Schoolers weekly and getting to love on them. It was a blessing getting to start relationships with them and also building on those relationships.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more time. There were times in which I remembered that I didn’t love the students as best as I could so I wish I could go back and redo those moments or get that time back.

Advice

I would say that if you want to do this internship properly, it’s all about self-sacrifice. Everything you do in this ministry is for the students. Because of someone’s love for God, this should be the result of their love for God; to serve the students whole heartedly.
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Music Director Intern

June - August 2018 • Lake Forest, CA

What I liked

I loved getting to work with the staff and have real life, hands on experience. They gave me so many opportunities to learn and grow.

What I wish was different

I honestly cannot think of anything to change about this internship. It was amazing.

Advice

Go in with an open mind and a working heart.
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