Bethel Student Receives Internship with Youth Specialties

Jon Jones, a senior Bethel business administration major with a youth ministry minor from Michigan City, Ind., is working in San Diego with Youth Specialties in an internship program. Jones helps the event administration department work with exhibitors at the National Youth Workers Convention (NYWC) conferences. The workdays can be as long as 17 hours, but Jon says, "It is still a ton of fun." One of the many benefits of Jones' internship is going behind the scenes and meeting artists such as David Crowder Band, Toby Mac, Jeremy Camp and others. Jones is learning the balance between business and ministry as well as the sacrifice of being away from family and friends. Jones plans to return to Bethel for the spring and fall semesters of 2007 and will graduate December 2007. After graduating, Jon hopes to join Youth Specialties as a full-time staff member.

Youth Specialties, an organization working alongside Christian youth workers of just about every denomination and youth-serving organizations. For further information about Youth Specialties, check the Web site at  

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college of the arts and sciences offering associates, bachelor's and master's degrees in more than 50 areas of study. The current enrollment of more than 2,081 includes students from 29 states and Puerto Rico, 21 countries, more than 25 denominational affiliations and 16 percent from culturally diverse backgrounds. Scholarships are available based upon a variety of factors including academic achievement, talent in the arts or athletics, ethnicity and church affiliation. Bethel offers classes at four locations: the Mishawaka campus, the Elkhart Campus and two satellite locations (in Nappanee and in Dowagiac, Mich.). The main Bethel campus is situated on 75 wooded acres in Mishawaka, Ind.