Graduating 2nd Year RSM students are eligible to apply for a 3rd year experience facilitated through Ramp Interns. Stepping from ministry training to ministry activation, interns at the Ramp enter into "now" opportunities within their calling and purpose. Taking two years of discipleship and ministry training received at RSM, Ramp Interns turn understanding and impartation into influential, fruit-baring action. Entrusted with positions of influence and responsibility, these dynamic leaders utilize their strengths and gifts to bring value and growth to multiple expressions of the Ramp.
From staff meetings to department projects, Ramp Interns gain insightful wisdom and practical understanding within the many facets and systems of the Ramp. Working in these systems, Ramp Interns encounter real life ministry scenarios within safe, encouraging environments. This unique setup produces sustained growth and provides a deep well of experience interns draw from for the rest of their lives.
Not only do Ramp Interns receive the benefits of being woven into the fabric of the Ramp with close connection to staff and faculty, but they also receive exclusive leadership development tailored specifically to their individual leadership style. This specialized development helps each intern maximize their leadership capacity while simultaneously taking part in leadership roles. Expression, responsibility, and development differ with each intern, but this truth can be said with confidence: Ramp Interns are leading a global awakening.
Ramp Internships are nine months or one year commitments depending on the department and assigned responsibility. The earliest opportunities begin shortly after graduation while others start closer to the beginning of the new school year. During this time frame, Ramp Interns become whole-hearted staff members of their department committed to help accomplish the vision and mission of the Ramp.
EXPERIENCE AND EXPECTATIONS
As a Ramp Intern, you are a leader entrusted with responsibilities in one or multiple areas of the Ramp. While you lead in these areas, RSM is committed to investing in this process by sharpening your leadership skills and creating opportunities for personal growth. Outlined below, you will find more details about the experience and expectations of Ramp Interns:
The area(s) in which you are committed to as a Ramp Intern are first priority. As an intern, you are committing to fulfill everything you are entrusted to do and to prioritize your schedule including other employment to do so.
Ramp Interns are required to actively participate in Morning Prayer every Monday and Thursday unless you are fulfilling a task within your department or working within that time frame.
CLASSROOM AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Ramp Interns are required to participate in exclusive leadership development facilitated through group meetings, reading assignments, and email check-ins. Ramp Interns are also required to do two classes offered either 1st or 2nd quarter. More information on the format of the leadership development experience will be provided during Intern Orientation.
RSM STAFF MEETINGS
All Ramp Interns are encouraged to attend monthly RSM Staff Meetings (RSM Interns are required) unless you are working during that time frame. A schedule of staff meetings will be provided at Ramp Intern Orientation.
RAMP CHURCH YOUNG ADULTS
Ramp Interns are required to actively plug into Ramp Church Young Adults by attending all corporate events. Unless working, Ramp Church Sunday and Wednesday services are also required.
PASTORAL CARE AND INTERN LIFE
Ramp Interns are required to meet with RSM Student Life Pastors once a month from 8:00-9:00am on specified dates. These dates will be provided at Ramp Intern Orientation. The Intern Life Activity Fee ($250) is an additional cost ($250), and covers all activities planned for interns and RSM Students including the annual Student Life Retreat and Formal.
As a Ramp Intern, you have free admission into all Ramp Events. If you are not fulfilling a specific role within the event or you are not working, please actively attend all events.