Year-Long InternshipS

Southwind’s Year-Long Intern program is a challenging and rewarding year. The program is a life-changing experience that is designed for those who are deeply committed to Christ and have a desire to join the Southwind Staff in providing an environment where volunteers and kids can experience Christ. Our Goal for the year is that Year-Long Interns would grow in an intimate, abiding relationship with Jesus Christ, work hard to support the ministry at Southwind, and gain a solid understanding of Young Life Property Staff. 

As an employee of Young Life you will be provided with medical, dental and vision benefits. You will also be accountable for fundraising a portion of your salary.


  • A desire to serve others and grow in Christ-likeness as well as a willingness to work hard in multiple camp departments and an interest in Young Life Camping.
  • Currently active in Young Life or another Christian ministry.
  • Post-high school.
  • Willingness to raise part of your salary.

To Apply

To apply, read over the Program Description, and click link above to access the online application. Select Southwind as your first-choice camp and complete all required sections of the application. Send the Young Life Staff and Non-Young Life recommendation links below to your two recommenders. A completed application and two recommendations is required to begin the interview process.​

We will begin reviewing completed applications on January 1st. We will continue to accept applications until all positions have been filled.

The 2023-2024 Year-Long Program at Southwind will run from the mid-August, 2023 to mid-August, 2024. Check back soon for official program dates!

For any questions regarding the program, please call us at 352-288-2500 or email Karly Mizell

Support a 2020-2021 Year-Long Intern

The Southwind Year-Long Intern Program is made up of 5 interns. If you would like to donate to a specific intern, please click on their give button below. 



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