And yet it is a place where  few caring adults  and college students step in to make a difference.


 Join us  to help high school & middle school students come to know and love Jesus for a lifetime.  Make a difference  with your life.


3 Ways to  Join Us 
 As Staff 

If you love working with teenagers and want to invest in them full-time or part-time, consider joining staff with us! Learn to build spiritual movements of evangelism and engage in Christ-centered discipleship with students on campuses in your neighborhood and all over the world.

 As an Intern 

The Cru High School Internship is designed to enable recent college graduates with a heart to follow Christ and make an eternal difference in the next generation.

Do you enjoy working with high school and middle school students? Do you desire to learn how to launch and sustain a life-changing, gospel-centered student ministry? Considering taking a year or two to invest in teenagers?

We invite you to intern to grow in discipleship, evangelism, and leadership skills. Whether you decide to join staff or take this as an opportunity to grow, you can have an eternal impact as you seek God’s direction.

Learn more about Cru Internships.

Interns will grow professionally, personally, and spiritually while having fun … on the job!

We are seeking people who desire to:

  • Grow in their personal relationship with Christ.
  • Gain real-life ministry experience reaching high school students with the gospel on local campuses.
  • Learn how to launch high school or middle school ministry in a variety of contexts.
  • Understand how to train and equip student leaders to launch student-led ministries on their campuses.
  • Learn how to disciple students to be lifelong disciples of Christ who will impact their families and communities.
  • Acquire invaluable leadership and interpersonal skills through group training and one-on-one coaching times.
  • Develop a solid understanding of the high school ministry of Cru and opportunities to serve both in the U.S. and around the world.

The Cru High School Internship will help set interns on a lifetime of ministry, whether they continue as a staff member with Cru or go on to live missionally in their chosen vocation.

We look forward to sharing with you more about how your involvement will make an eternal difference in the next generation, as well as how we will help you grow professionally, personally, and spiritually while having fun…on the job!

If you have any questions about applying for the Cru High School Internship, please email Nicole Staggs.

 As a Volunteer 

Teenagers thrive in an atmosphere of love and acceptance.  Cru is a group of caring, trusted adults and college students who enter into student’s lives and love them with the love of Jesus.  Our field volunteers meet the students where they are and help them grow into their potential. 

We are also always looking for people to be Teacher Sponsors, people who will provide support to a local team, Media/Social media helpers, or Event volunteers.

If you are wanting to start a new ministry, click here to learn about our Coaching Center. If you are wanting to volunteer with an existing ministry, talk to the leader of that ministry about it first, and then, click the apply button to fill out our volunteer application.

to volunteer with Cru

 Other ways to Join Us 
 One Year Options 

Want to try something for a year that will build your ministry and professional skills while impacting young people for eternity? Check out these options.

Not offered in 2023.

The Apprentice Program

Learn to reach high school students from veteran youth workers for 5=10 hours per week and get paid to do it! Available in select cities.  Click to contact Shawn Faulkner for more details.

If you love investing in college freshmen, we are looking for leaders (college students and adults) to help lead our Gap Year program each year. Learn more about Gap Year here.

 Start A New Ministry 

Learn to start your own ministry with our Launchbox tool. And if you would like an expert to walk with you step-by-step, we can provide a coach for you.

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