• SUMMER 2019 - Begins June 1 (Application Deadline May 1)

    • The summer semester is designed for a continued RVLI experience, academic internships and 11 and 12 grade leadership experience.

  • FALL 2019 - Begins August 22 (Application Deadline July 15)

    • Fall Retreat: August 22-24


  • Schedule an interview with the RVLI Staff. You will be contacted within 1 week of submitting your application.

  • If you are not currently attending River Valley Church, please record a one minute video. Tell us why you would like to be a part of the Leadership Institute and why you should be selected. (Videos should be recorded and uploaded to a media site such as YouTube or Vimeo. The link should be included in the space provided in the application.)


RVLI has limited dorm/apartment style housing, located right off of downtown Minneapolis. Housing is offered on a first-come first-serve basis; however, those coming from out of town have a priority over local students. Interns are required to pay a monthly fee for utilities. Since housing is limited we also offer host homes as an overflow option.

Interns will be required to pay $1000 for the year (September - May) to cover program costs & ministry resources. Interns are encouraged to stay visible and available by staying on through the summer (June - August) at no extra cost. This is not a paid internship, however, our schedule is flexible enough for you to work a part-time job while interning.