In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Daniel Im are joined by Chandler Vannoy, the Brand Manager for Lifeway Leadership. During their conversation, they discuss everything internships, all the way from how to structure an internship program to how to best lead an intern.
- Why should churches and organizations have internship programs?
- What is the best structure for an internship program?
- How can you get the most out of an internship?
- What are the best ways to lead an intern?
- What would you tell your 20 year old self as an intern?
“We want to help expose interns to what work is really like.”
“Internships allow you to experience as much as possible without being a full time employee.”
“If you have a to-do list for an intern, that is not a reason to have an internship program.”
“Are you developing interns or using interns?”
“As an intern, you should ask what are the goals you have for me.”
“Try to find the right person for the right spot and give them a real experience.”
“Tranformation is the intersection point of knowledge, experience, and coaching.”
“If there is one thing that you can do is be intentional with your time and get to know as many people as possible.”
“As an intern, take the posture of a learner and be open to criticism.”
“You need to invite people to speak into your mistakes and then learn and grow from that.”
“As an intern, go to get. Don’t just go to look around.”
“Be intentional and lead an intern how you would lead your 20 year old self.”
“Keep the room clean where you are and God will open the next door.” – John Piper
“We need to tell our 30 year old self to have the heart of an intern and keep that mindset.”
“Sometimes in an internship you are so ready for what’s next, that you miss the people who are in front of you. Just slow down and enjoy it.”
Spiritual Leadership by J. Oswald Chambers