J17 Internship is designed for high school and college students to grow in your faith, and empower you to build a strong foundation for your calling. 

We do this through: 


Teachings with Staff: Learn directly from the leaders and staff members at Living Word Church on a variety of topics that will stretch, grow, and equip you to succeed.

Bible Study: Create intentional time with God in the midst of a busy schedule by participating in a weekly, intern-led Bible study.


Training: Each applicant will work with Living Word staff. There will be hands-on mentoring and ministry application. They aren’t just coming to sit in a class, they are going to do the work of the ministry.

Department Operations: Take ownership of tasks within your department and gain confidence in your leadership.


Outreach: Be a part of changing the lives of others in our community by serving with the many outreach organizations that partner with Living Word Church. 

Missions: Experience sharing the gospel and serving in the local churches of Costa Rica. 

Physical Fitness: Have the energy and health to carry out your calling through weekly intern bootcamp classes.

Togetherness: We want interns to do life and connect with each other. The greatest way to bond is to serve together. Our interns will be in our homes, around our families and get an inside view of what a life-giving ministry and church look like. You will also build community within the church, beyond the internship program, with the opportunity to participate in a small group.


The internship lasts from May 31 – June 29th

Week at a glance

Breakfast with team: 8:00 am - 8:30am

Spiritual Growth: 8:30 am - 9:00am


  • J17 Intern led Discipleship: 9:00am


  • Book Study
  • Weekly Task 
  • Lunch
  • Creative Meeting
  • Etc. 


  • Book Study
  • Weekly Task
  • Lunch
  • Etc. 


  • Book Study 
  • Bootcamp
  • Lunch
  • Weekly Task 


  • Class
  • Weekly Task
  • Lunch
  • Activity 

Important Information:

Dates: May 31- June 9
Cost: $2000.00
Age Requirements: 16-20

Costa Rica Trip Dates: July 9-16th



Payment Schedule

May 31st: 1,000.00

June 29th: $500.00

July 29th: $500.00