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Welcome to Protégé!

WestGate Church’s Protégé Internship Program is a 9-month, 20-hour-a-week immersive leadership experience for individuals (18-29 years old) who are passionate about Jesus and the Church. This could mean you’re trying to explore what God is doing in your life during this season, or that you feel passionate about helping the church, or think you might end up in some sort of full-time ministry.

The goal of Protégé is to invest in you – to help you develop your unique leadership skills and help you learn what it means to follow Jesus more fully. You’ll get hands-on experience, personalized mentoring, Biblical training, and a chance to serve alongside and learn from the diverse and fun WestGate Church staff. We’ll explore the teachings and practices of Jesus, work on our emotional and spiritual health and we’ll eat tremendous food.

The internship is not paid, however, Protégé interns are provided free housing and utilities (if needed) through the generous donation of rooms via members of our WestGate Church community.

We are currently accepting applications for 2019/2020:


A key part of the Protégé experience is developing skills as you discover your passions and gifts in regards to a distinct area of ministry. Each Protégé intern will be assigned to one area based on their interests and will serve 20 hours a week within that ministry. Each Protégé intern will also be assigned a ministry mentor int that area. Possible ministry teams include:

  • Local Compassion Ministry

  • Global Compassion Ministry

  • Six40 Discipleship Ministry

  • Life Groups Ministry

  • Worship + Creative Arts

  • Youth Ministry

  • Children’s Ministry

  • College + Young Adult Ministry

  • Media, Tech, Sound, Video, Creative Media