Are Our Interns?
have had interns from all over the United States and different parts of the
world. Most have actively participated in Desert Stream/Living Waters programs
for many years. Most have demonstrated their commitment to minister to the sexually
and relationally broken before coming to DSM/LW.
interns have overseen groups in Australia, Europe, Asia, Latin America and in
different regions of the United States.
Do We Choose Our Interns?
give priority to applicants who feel a specific call to healing
ministry, have participated in a DSM/LW program, and have attended the
Desert Stream Leadership/Living Waters Training. We consider other applicants
based on the strength of their pastoral and personal recommendations.
note: A face to face interview with the intern applicant is required,
whether in person (optimal) or via
is the internship like? What exactly is involved?
involved in the day-to-day workings of Desert Stream/Living Waters ministries.
This includes a prayer gathering each morning and general office duties such
as: reception, data entry, correspondence, preparation of a monthly partner
mailing, conference administration, as well as weekly and monthly staff
in local DSM/LW groups and administrative activities as well as a week-long US
Living Waters Training when one is scheduled.
the course of their internship, interns meet twice a week with the intern
directors for personal growth and reflection and engagement with a personalized
are required to write a weekly paper (1 to 2 pages), reflecting on the life
applications of the assigned readings. Internship materials are provided.
the year, interns play an important part in Desert Stream/Living Waters, from
conferences and trainings, to sharing their testimonies,
teaching, praying for others, and helping administrate events.
office is open Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-4:30pm. Each intern’s schedule is worked
out with the Intern Directors.
long is the internship?
the internship starts in September and runs for 6 – 12 months. Three month
summer internships are possible through approval of Executive Director and Intern
would I live?
is not provided but there are many affordable housing opportunities in the
Grandview/ Kansas City area. The cost varies: from $300-400/month to live with
housemates, up to $1,000/month to live alone (not including utilities). If
needed, we will do our best to assist you in finding housing.
I need a car?
Access to a car is optimal as public transportation to the office is limited.
If that is not possible, (especially for non-US interns), we will try to work
with you in arranging transportation, or housing within walking distance to
Desert Stream/Living Waters provide any financial assistance?
Desert Stream/Living Waters does not provide any financial assistance to
urge all interns to raise support in advance. Many fund-raise through their
home churches, local community, family and friends. As much as possible, the
Intern Directors will work with interns in their fundraising efforts.
much money will I need?
recommend a minimum of $1,000/monthly for a single person to $2,500/monthly for
about my social needs?
will make every effort to welcome you and help as you adjust to a new
environment. However, we should not be your only source of social interaction
I need a computer?
is recommended that each intern have outside access to a computer. Office
computers are not for personal business.
I start raising money now?
you have been accepted into the program you will be instructed about raising
not begin raising support until that time.
do I do when I get to Kansas City?
arrival plans will be worked out with the Intern Directors once you are
accepted into the program.