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Touring Ambassador Internship Description 


The internship program within the Institute for Cultural Communicators is designed to accomplish several objectives within the organization:

  •  Provide advanced leadership training for young leaders;
  •  Provide peer mentoring for conference participants 6 to 18 years of age;
  •  Offer helps and encouragement to their parents, teachers, and coaches.

To accomplish these objectives, touring Ambassadors receive ongoing instruction and directed study in a variety of skills including: rhetoric, leadership, teaching, curriculum development, group dynamics, peacemaking, project and people management, leadership skills, organizational systems, and administration to name a few.


This will equip them for the duties they will be required to perform: teaching, planning all conference activities, adapting curriculum and programs to event demographics, facility management, scheduling of all activities, interacting with church and community leaders, driving, packing, cooking, representing the Institute at various events. For more insight into the responsibilities of ICC Ambassadors see the Roles and Responsibilities. Applicants to the Ambassador Program should be ready for and desire to grow in these and other communication and leadership skills.


2017-2018 ICC Internship Application FAQs


Ambassador Internship Requirements

To aid you in deciding whether applying to the ICC internship program is for you, the following expectations are listed:



Ambassadors are to be prepared to adhere to standards of conduct and behavior while representing ICC. Often these standards are more rigid than those we are free to enjoy within our own families. Many, though not all of these standards are listed here. Due to the ever-changing nature of what we do, it is often necessary to adapt or modify these as we move through a conference tour.


Time Commitment and Important Dates

Prospective Interns (PI) need to be able to commit to the following times.


Spring 2017 Ambassadors


Christian Leadership Alliance (CLA)

April 2-7, 2017

Dallas, TX

Influence Initiative


International Convention:

Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN

July 3 - 7, 2017



Fall 2017 Ambassadors


Dates TBA


Summer Institute 2017 Training Intensive

July 7 - August 15, 2017

2018 IGNITE:

Tennessee, January 2018

Plan on flying into Nashville Airport (BNA) no later than 4:00pm, for pre-IGNITE training.

We will have shuttle service at 4:00pm and 7:00pm.

See Prospective Intern Assessment below for details.


Spring 2018 Ambassadors


Dates TBA


Summer Institute 2017 Training Intensive

July 7 - August 1, 2017



Prospective Interns

Eligibility Requirements for all Prospective Intern

  •  Inducted into Young Speakers Guild
  •  Completed the Online Communication Certification (taken in two parts: Online Basics and Online Intermediate).
  •  Completed the Peacemaking 1 Certification
  •  Must have served on PREP/Media PREP Team
  •  Must have attended an international event in the past 12 months (IGNITE, PREP/Media PREP, or iCON)
  •  Be at least 18 years of age on or before the start date of your Internship. No exceptions..
  •  Serve as a Student Instructor (SI) at fall Communicators for Christ Conference in 2016.
  •  Be a Chapter member in good standing, in agreement with ICC Standards and Practices.
  •  Be available for the schedule of events, dates, and locations described above in the Ambassador Time Commitments.

2017 Applicants - PREP/Media PREP and Peacemaking I Certification will be a requirement.



Application Process

The Internship Application is not a simple fill-in-the blank or circle-the-numbers form. We wish to know a great deal about our Interns as we spend a lot of time together. Each year we pray that God will direct us to the right team as He is directing those individuals to us. Please prayerfully consider how God is directing you as you prepare your application.


Applying to serve as an ICC Intern is a 4-tier process. Each tier provides additional opportunity for both Prospective Interns and the Selection Committee to discern whether an ICC Ambassador role is a fit. All applicants will be notified by email whether they will be advancing through each tier. The selection process should be finalized and all applicants notified by March 14, 2017.

Tier 1:  Ambassador Application

Prospective Interns are encouraged to begin this process as soon as possible as space is limited. The following deadlines apply:


Assignments and documents on PI Checklist uploaded to the PI Google Classroom are due on the following deadlines

  • October 31st

  • November 15th

  • November 30th

  • December 15th


Tier 2:  Prospective Intern Assessment

Internship applicants need to attend IGNITE and arrive early at the Training Center, January 6 no later than 4pm.


Register: PIs need to register for IGNITE 2017 in the Prospective Intern track. Registration instructions below.

Includes: meals, lodging, participation in IGNITE Prep, on-the-job Ambassador Training, insight into team dynamics, ICC philosophy and policies, team building, interview, speech coaching, spiritual focus, and perspectives on biblical leadership.


Tournament: PIs who are eligible to participate in chapter need to register for the 2017 IGNITE Tournament and participate in both speech and Round Table. Deadline is December 1, 2016.

Travel: Prospective Interns need to arrive at the ICC Training Center Jan 6 and will depart Jan 16.

  • Arrivals - They may drive directly to the Training Center or be picked up at the Nashville airport no later than 4:00pm on January 6, 2017.

  • Transportation to IGNITE - PIs will travel with staff to IGNITE from the Training Center.

  • Departures - PIs will not return to the Training Center after IGNITE so need to make arrangements for return flights departing from the Chattanooga, TN airport or leave directly from IGNITE. Flights should be made for take-off no earlier than 4pm.

  • PIs' training ends January 16 at 12:15pm after PI debrief. They are welcome to stay for lunch but not required.

  • Complete the Early Arrival Travel Form with your arrival and departure plans.


Tiers 3 and 4:

Assignments and Questionnaires will be found in the PI google classroom after IGNITE

This will assist in evaluation of the Prospective Intern's skills, character, and maturity.

New Ambassadors: Final Requirements

Once PIs are selected for the Touring Intern Team they are required to provide the final documentation.

  •  Written documentation for complete physical and dental exam between April and July 2016.
  •  Submit a background check with $35 fee no later than April 30, 2016.


Payment Information 

IGNITE 2017 Registration

  • Register for IGNITE 2017 as a Prospective Intern.
  • Deadline is November 30, 2016.

Background check:

  • $35 for background check is non-refundable.

Ambassador Program Expenses

  • $4997 fee for internship
    • $300 PI Assessment which is included in IGNITE registration
    • $4697 balance


Touring Information


Meals, Lodging and Travel: ICC provides for all living and traveling expenses during the tour. This includes meals, lodging, and travel between conferences. ICC also provides t-shirts to be worn during conference set-up and take-down, as well as all materials necessary to carry out the responsibilities of the position.


Transportation: Ambassadors are responsible for their transportation to and from the following required events. (Registration costs for these events are not included in the Ambassador fees.)

  • Tour, beginning and ending in TN
  • 2017 IGNITE, TN
  • 2017 International Convention Lipscomb University, Nashville TN (registration to this event is not included in the Ambassador fees)
  • 2018 IGNITE (arriving in TN, departure TBA)

Ambassadors are expected to provide their own transportation to and from the ICC Training Center in Murfreesboro, TN. Dates TBA.


Parents of our Ambassadors often choose to visit one of the conferences along the tour to see their students in action.

Parents are asked to please contact Mary Gunther about plans for visiting a conference.

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