Every intern has the opportunity to get a degree through Lee University Online at a 50 percent discount for all tuition. We also partner with local community colleges and universities to help the student gain elective credits. citylifeU also offers credited classes on campus in our School of Ministry.


We exist to equip and train young adults who feel called to ministry, and are looking for mentorship and experience. We are passionate about creating disciples and pour into each one of our interns with a biblical model of discipleship. Our goal is for every intern that completes our program to be more grounded in their relationship with Jesus, as well as experienced in their gifting’s, and ready to pursue a healthy and successful life in ministry.


We believe that experience is just as valuable as education when it comes to entering a life of ministry and leadership. Without experience, there is nothing to apply knowledge to, and that is why we exist! We are passionate about giving first-hand experience to all of our students in areas of ministry that match their giftings. All citylifeU interns work on site at citylife church in Tampa, which was the 7th fastest growing church in America last year. The experience and opportunities our interns get gives them a head start and provides valuable tools and knowledge needed to operate in a healthy and successful life of ministry.


- Missions Trip (leading)

- Several Conferences/Events (leading)

- Disaster Relief Support/Training

- 1 year Discipleship Training / Curriculum

- 1 Year Leadership Training / Pastoral Mentorship

- Specific Ministry Training

- Creative Arts Training/ Performance Opportunities

- Experience in All areas of ministry offered at citylife church

- College Education

Victoria Bowers

I came into the internship not knowing what to expect, but my leaders kept telling me to trust God in the process and watch what He will do. Everything in my life has changed, and I am now walking in opportunities I never thought was possible for me! I have had opportunities to grow in the areas of teaching and public speaking, and I believe this is just the beginning! citylifeU opened the door for me to truly discover what God had placed within me!

Nataly Rodriguez

The citylifeU internship program was an experience that changed my life forever! I wasn’t sure what to expect, but only one year after graduating I am walking into a ministry position as a Kid’s Pastor. The experience and training I got through citylifeU opened so many doors for me to truly walk in my God given purpose!

Karen Dequesada

citylifeU has been a catalyst in the development of my leadership skills. I was pushed to grow and develop my own techniques to lead and minister to a variety of audiences. The amount of experience and knowledge that the leaders I worked with had was incredible, and I feel so blessed to have had that time with them.

Alex Rawls

I came into the internship already having experience serving at the church. I was wanting to see if there was more, and since my first day in the program I was launched into a season of growth and training! I am now walking into a leadership position in one of our campuses, and love what I do!

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