MBC Internship

The Internship at Muskoka Bible Centre (MBC) is an 8-month work/community experience (September through April). There are three main focuses of this program: work excellence, living in community and spiritual formation. This is a program for those who are willing to work hard, live in an engaging community and grow spiritually.

Work Excellence: Interns work approx. 36 hours per week in three main departments while at MBC: housekeeping, foodservice and maintenance. The full-time staff at MBC help to properly train each intern in their work areas during their time at MBC.

Living in Community: Interns will be living in a close community during their time at MBC. They will be given an allowance for food and are responsible for cooking and cleaning. Each week, the Interns will participate in a Community Day together, spending time growing together during fun activities or different mission-focused opportunities. To help our Interns build into the MBC community, each Intern will be partnered with a full-time staff to mentor them and connect with them during their time at MBC.

  • Community Day Activities include seminars, service and Muskoka experiences. Some options include: 
    • Understanding how to budget wisely
    • Learning how to cook on a meal plan
    • Muskoka style adventure activities including rock climbing, cross-country skiing, ice climbing, out trips & more
    • Visiting and volunteering with partner organizations of Camp Widjiitiwin in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area who work with underprivileged communities
    • Book Club
    • 2-day canoe trip

Spiritual Formation: This is a priority for the internship at MBC. Interns can expect to grow spiritually through understanding various types of ministry, participating in Bible studies, and attending church services together. The community of Interns have an opportunity to better understand and dig into their faith together.
Additional opportunities include:

  • Volunteering at a Jr High youth group in Huntsville
  • Transition from participating in Bible Studies to leading Bible Studies
  • Monthly Book Club focusing on two books to help understand and develop spiritual leadership qualities

It is understood that Interns:

  • Have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Are willing to learn and grow
  • Expect to work hard
  • Students must adhere/agree to the following:
  • To actively participate in all parts of the internship

This is not a semester program, or year program, for those who are wanting to just spend time with friends. This is an intentional semester for growth personally and spiritually while participating in ministry and MBC. 

Pay

  • $500 per semester; plus room, board and program
  • Funding for their missions’ trip

Time Off

  • 2 days off per week 
  • 2-week mission trip to Costa Rica or urban center i.e. Mexico City in early to mid-January
  • 2 weeks other vacation (Liebenzell in May-June)

Sample Weekly Schedule

SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
        Community Day (See details under Living in Community)    
           
    Bible Study Serve at Faith Baptist Jr. High    

 

Options

  • Safe Food Handlers Course
  • Urban Missions trip with one of Widji Ignite Partners
  • Ropes Course belay training
  • MBC coats for fall & winter?
  • Build an inventory of work rain gear, steel toed boots, and other gear specific to the internship