Life After CCI



If after doing it for 2 years you realize campus ministry is your jam, we’ve got the hookups. You could apply to be on staff with CCI and continue your work in Chicago. You could apply to be on Cru’s staff virtually anywhere in the U. S. and you’d already be a fully-trained staffer so you can jump right in. If you’re considering campus ministry for the future, CCI is the perfect place to get trained and gain experience.


We know lifelong campus ministry is not for everyone, but it is a great training ground for later work, especially in the church. There’s not that many church staff positions open for a recently graduated 22-year old. But put 2-years of experience in a diverse ministry field—2 years of mentorship, formal ministry training, and life experience—well, that’s a different story. Plus, you’ll have made church connections in our network of Chicago churches that can help launch you anywhere else.



Part of the vision of the CCI Fellowship is to send a portion of its graduates onto the global mission field. We’re passionate about reaching the nations. That’s why we do our fellows training at UIC, a campus that has immigrants and international students from all around the world. Whether you’re passionate about the majority world, the Middle East, or reaching Europe, you’ll find students at UIC who can teach you how to reach their culture. After completing the CCI Fellowship, you’ll be well equipped with ministry skills, education, and experience to go out and bring Jesus to the nations.  


Most people don’t realize this, but a Christian on mission in a non-ministry position can often accomplish more for the kingdom than a full-time missionary. The lost rarely wander into churches on their own. They come to know Jesus when their coworkers and neighbors befriend them, pray for them, and practice the slow-burn evangelism of the kingdom. People who do ordinary work with a ministry mindset are a gift to the church, and we’d love to help you become someone like that at CCI. 


Considering Applying?

Check out our digital Explore CCI Weekend!

February 12th and 13th

We set the bar high for graduating seniors, and so should you. Your next step is the launchpad not just for your career, but for the next chapter of your spiritual life. We’re looking for fellows who are hungry to learn, ready to serve, and on fire for the Lord Jesus.

Application Instructions

Click the link below, and it will take you to Cru’s U.S. internships application. There, follow these steps: Apply Now > Log in > Begin to fill out the application. > Position, “US Intern.” > Complete the personal info page and read the FAQ > Preference, “Campus Ministry” > Sub-preference “Field.” > Ministry Interests, “IL – Cornerstone / University of Illinois at Chicago” > Complete the rest of the application as directed.  

Not quite ready to apply?

Let us know you’re interested in hearing more and talking to someone.


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