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Fall and Spring Internship Program Overview


We are so excited that you are interested in the ICC fall and/or spring Internship program! Each semester our interns add great value to our organization, and we look forward to each new group. The Institute for Cultural Communicators is a non-profit organization based in Murfreesboro,TN. Our mission is to train next generation Christians to influence today’s culture. We offer internship opportunities that provide both personal and professional development, with specific emphasis on communication, leadership and mentoring. Interns gain valuable experience while serving alongside ICC global and area leaders to promote and develop ICC opportunities around the globe. Positions are available during the fall, spring and both semesters.


The internship program is designed to accomplish several objectives within the organization:

  • Provide advanced leadership training for young leaders;

  • Provide peer mentoring for ICC participants 6 to 18 years of age;

  • Offer helps and encouragement to parents, teachers, and coaches.

  • Provide opportunities for Interns to partner with ICC to learn essential skills by working alongside adult leadership in the organization.


Skill Development


To accomplish the above objectives, Interns  receive ongoing instruction and directed study in a variety of skill areas including but not limited to:

Rhetoric               Leadership               Teaching                    Curriculum Development

Administration     Event Management  Group Dynamics        Peacemaking

Community          Philanthropy             Strategic Marketing   Campaign Management

Leadership          Skill Development    Coaching                    Project and People Management 

Coaching             Organizational Systems Development and Management



2017-2018 ICC Internship Application FAQs


Internship Requirements

To aid you in deciding whether applying to the ICC internship program is for you, the following expectations are listed:



Interns are to be prepared to adhere to standards of conduct and behavior while representing ICC. Often these standards are more rigid than those we are free to enjoy within our own families. Many, though not all of these standards are listed here. Due to the ever-changing nature of what we do, it is often necessary to adapt or modify these as we move through a conference tour.


Time Commitment and Important Dates

Prospective Interns (PI) need to be able to commit to the following times.



Fall 2018 Interns


iCON & Internship


Summer Institute 2018 Training Intensive (fly into BNA)

July 10- August 14, 2018


2019 IGNITE:

Tennessee, January 2019

Plan on flying into Nashville Airport (BNA) no later than 4:00pm, for pre-IGNITE training.

We will have shuttle service at 4:00pm and 7:00pm.



Spring 2019 Interns


Dates TBA


Summer Institute 2018 Training Intensive (fly into BNA)

July 6 - August 14, 2018



Prospective Interns

Eligibility Requirements for all Prospective Intern

  • Completed the Online Communication Certification (taken in two parts: Online Basics and Online Intermediate).
  • Completed the Peacemaking 1 Certification
  • Must have served on PREP/Media PREP Team
  • Must have attended an international event in the past 12 months (IGNITE, PREP/Media PREP, or iCON)
  • Be at least 18 years of age on or before the start date of your Internship. No exceptions..
  • Serve as a Student Instructor (SI) at fall conference in 2017.  
  • Be available for the schedule of events, dates, and locations described above in the Internship time commitments. 


Application Process

The Internship Application is not a simple fill-in-the blank or circle-the-numbers form. We wish to know a great deal about our Interns as we spend a lot of time together. Each year we pray that God will direct us to the right team as He is directing those individuals to us. Please prayerfully consider how God is directing you as you prepare your application.


Applying to serve as an ICC Intern is a 4-tier process. Each tier provides additional opportunity for both Prospective Interns and the Selection Committee to discern whether an ICC Internship role is a fit. All applicants will be notified by email whether they will be advancing through each tier. The selection process should be finalized and all applicants notified by March 20, 2018.

Tier 1:  Intern Application

Prospective Interns are encouraged to begin this process as soon as possible as space is limited. Assignments and documents on the PI Checklist will be handled through the ICC Online Academy, and due on December 15th.


Tier 2:  Prospective Intern Assessment

Internship applicants need to attend IGNITE and arrive early at the Training Center, January 6 no later than 4pm.


Register: PIs need to register for IGNITE 2018 in the Prospective Intern track. Registration instructions below.

Includes: meals, lodging, participation in IGNITE Prep, on-the-job Ambassador Training, insight into team dynamics, ICC philosophy and policies, team building, interview, speech coaching, spiritual focus, and perspectives on biblical leadership.


Tournament: PIs who are eligible to participate in chapter need to register for the 2018 IGNITE Tournament and participate in both speech and Round Table. Deadline is December 1, 2017.

Travel: Prospective Interns need to arrive at the ICC Training Center Jan 4 and will depart Jan 15.

  • Arrivals - They may drive directly to the Training Center or be picked up at the Nashville airport no later than 4:00pm on January 4, 2018.

  • Transportation to IGNITE - PIs will travel with staff to IGNITE from the Training Center.

  • Departures - PIs will not return to the Training Center after IGNITE so need to make arrangements for return flights departing from the Chattanooga, TN airport or leave directly from IGNITE. Flights should be made for take-off no earlier than 4pm.

  • PIs' training ends January 15 at 12:15pm after PI debrief. They are welcome to stay for lunch but not required.

  • Complete the Early Arrival Travel Form with your arrival and departure plans.


Tiers 3 and 4:

Assignments and Questionnaires will be found in ICC Online Academy after IGNITE

This will assist in evaluation of the Prospective Intern's skills, character, and maturity.

New Interns: Final Requirements

Once PIs are selected for the Touring Intern Team they are required to provide the final documentation.

  •  Written documentation for complete physical and dental exam between April and July 2018.
  •  Submit a background check with $35 fee no later than April 30, 2018.


Payment Information 

IGNITE 2017 Registration

  • Register for IGNITE 2018 as a Prospective Intern.
  • Deadline is November 30, 2017.

Background check:

  • $35 for background check is non-refundable.

Intern Program Expenses

  • $4997 fee for internship
    • $500 PI Assessment which is included in IGNITE registration
    • $4697 balance


Touring Information


Meals, Lodging and Travel: ICC provides for all living and traveling expenses during the tour. This includes meals, lodging, and travel between conferences. ICC also provides t-shirts to be worn during conference set-up and take-down, as well as all materials necessary to carry out the responsibilities of the position.


Transportation: Interns are responsible for their transportation to and from the following required events. (Registration costs for these events are not included in the Internship fees.)

  • Tour, beginning and ending in TN
  • 2018 IGNITE, TN
  • 2018 International Convention Lipscomb University, Nashville TN (registration to this event is not included in the Ambassador fees)
  • 2019 IGNITE (arriving in TN, departure TBA)

Interns are expected to provide their own transportation to and from the ICC Training Center in Murfreesboro, TN. Dates TBA.


Parents of our Interns often choose to visit one of the conferences along the tour to see their students in action.

Parents are asked to please contact Mary Gunther about plans for visiting a conference.



Chapter Involvement for Interns

Students who are 18 and eligible to be in a chapter would get renewal fee waived and after their commitment, they would come back to chapter to contribute.

Students who are 19+ yrs, not eligible but have been connected to a chapter would not renew and when they return they would not contribute to any chapter because they are ineligible to be in a chapter.

Students who are 19+, not eligible and are not connected to a chapter would not be connected to a chapter and when they return, they would not contribute to any chapter.

If you're an intern, you don't pay chapter fees.

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