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Ridge Internships

Year-Long Internships

The 12-Month Ridge Internship Program is for those with a strong call to ministry, or for those who have an interest in ministry but may not be sure. This is an opportunity to grow in Christ, confirm God’s call, and gain expertise in a chosen ministry area. Internships are designed to provide the training and experience needed to seek future ministry employment.

Applications for 2024-2025 are now closed. 


  • Internships are 12-month commitments, beginning the first week of June
  • Full-time, 40-hour work weeks
  • Evaluations occur every 3 to 6 months
  • Depending on the current need, each intern will participate in one or two ministries
  • Interns must secure their own housing in Austin


  • Believer in Jesus Christ, evidenced by a consistent walk with Him
  • Committed to the local church, evidenced by current activity and connection with a local church
  • Bachelor degree preferred
  • Relational ability to seek out, train and develop, and care for others
  • Experience in past ministry (high school, college, or adult life)
  • Good communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Open to critique and correction, and a desire to learn


  • Service and Participation: to fully participate and serve in a particular area of ministry at Austin Ridge Bible Church
  • Ministry Mentor: to fully report to the ministry supervisor, to which the intern is assigned for all ministry activities
  • Life Mentor: to meet at least once a month with a life mentor, who will be assigned from the campus congregation in which the intern serves
  • Classroom Training: to prepare for and attend all intern development sessions (approximately every 2 weeks)
  • Partnership Exposure: to participate in all intern experiential development times through one of the Ridge ministry partners

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  • Jeff Rutter

    Jeff Rutter

    Jeff grew up in Orlando, Florida, and graduated from Florida State University in 2012. He has been in full-time ministry since then, where he has had the opportunity to lead families, children, students, and now Life Groups and D-Groups. Jeff is married to Cheyenne, and together they have two boys, Everett and Cannon. He enjoys family time in the backyard, playing all sports, going to concerts and watching his Florida State Seminoles. Jeff is passionate about discipleship and helping others Know, Grow, and Serve Jesus. Jeff and Cheyenne are thankful the Lord has called them to Austin to be a part of such an incredible church and community.