Ready to make a difference? The Concordia Plan Services mission is to Walk Together with the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod in mission and ministry. We believe in not only in hiring people who are good at their jobs, but who demonstrate a passion for their work, and a compassion for the world around them.

Your skills and dedication at CPS have a direct impact on ministries, delivering the very best in benefits to LCMS employers so that they can focus on their own work of bringing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to our Community and the world!

Internship Opportunities

Concordia Plan Services works with the Concordia University System to place several interns each spring for work throughout the summer break. These internships include financial, technical, and communications positions and include benefits, pay, and housing. These positions can present future Professional Church Workers with networking opportunities that will be invaluable upon graduation.

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Current Opportunities

Director, Ministry Resources - Recommends and presents potential new products and services that support the CPS goals of partnering LCMS Ministries to Executive team. Researches, designs, and recommends impactful/unique products and solutions related to area of ministry needs or challenges. Develops relationships with LCMS staff both within International Center, LCMS District Business Managers, and other LCMS ministries.

Employer Resources Consultant - Operate as the lead point of contact for any and all matters specific to area customers and prospects. Develop a trusted advisor relationship with those customers, ensure the timely and successful delivery of our solutions according to customer needs and objectives, and other duties as assigned. The Employer Resources Consultant reports to the Director of Employer Resources.

Financial Wellness Educator - Promotes financial life-cycle stewardship through seminars, presentations, and one-on-one relationships to encourage both financial stability and wellness among church workers and ministries. Presents and facilitates pre-retirement workshops for church workers at all stages of ministry. Other duties as assigned.. Travel required (30%). The Financial Wellness Educator reports to the Director of Worker Wellness.

Health and Wellness Educator - Through presentations, conferences, and interpersonal contacts, instructs and encourages LCMS church workers about the importance of body, mind, and spiritual stewardship. Proactively researches and identifies educational and presentation opportunities throughout the Synod. Raises awareness of CPS programs and services by coordinating and participating in the employer-sponsored health fairs and community-based programs. Coordinates the nation-wide Wellness Champions emails and reports. Other duties as assigned. The Health and Wellness Educator reports to the Director of Worker Wellness.

Intern - Business Analyst - The purpose of this position is to analyze business processes, optimize resource utilization and design future business state. Participates in interviews and meetings with stakeholders to gather business requirements. Assists in analysis and documents business requirements, processes and data needs for an area’s current-state and/or proposed future-state system using standard templates. Explores alternatives and potential solutions to business needs, issues and problems. Other duties as assigned. The Business Analyst Intern reports to Senior Business Analyst.

Intern - Communications - Participates in communication projects to produce materials that support the Marketing and Communications mission (optimal member experience, employer growth and retention). Prepares communication pieces to share with LCMS employers, Concordia Plan members, and internal staff, including e-learning materials. Collaborates with cross-functional teams to assist with creation, quality control and internal approvals of plan change documents. Other duties as assigned. The Communications Intern reports to Director, Core Plan Communications.

Intern - Digital Media - Participates in projects to plan and produce digital media that supports the Corporate and Marketing strategic initiatives (member growth, worker wellness, risk management). Assists with content, design, and maintenance of the CPS websites and digital media. Helps in managing the content calendar and its integrated application across Communications channels and audience targets. Works with Communications, Products and Services, and Sales teams to develop targeted messaging for digital channels. Other duties as assigned. Assists Digital Communications Specialist in regularly monitoring analytics and creating reports, identifying trends, insights and making data-led recommendations for optimization. Digital Media Intern reports to Digital Media Specialist.

Intern - Health Services - With training provided by CPS on benefit plans, works to create knowledgeable, informed and engaged members and employers. Maintains and facilitates a confidential atmosphere when handling sensitive health benefit information. Other duties as assigned. The Health Services Intern reports to the Health Services Specialist.

Intern - Information Technology - With training provided by CPS on required technologies, develops new end user applications using asp.net and/or C# to ensure optimal system utilization and effectiveness. Leverages and modifies current software and applications to improve functionality. Assists with IT operations including deploying laptops, updating machines, working with Anti-Virus application and patch management solution. Other duties as assigned. Information Technology Intern reports to Director, Application Development.

Intern - Products & Services - With training provided by CPS on products and services, assists with specific projects and initiatives, under the supervision of a product/service director, to meet defined goals and objectives. Conducts research as requested on current or new products and services. Works with Actuarial Services on developing and analyzing Products & Services metrics and reports to be used in the financial management of the Concordia plans. Works with Communications to develop targeted messaging for specific initiatives. Attends vendor meetings as needed; with guidance, supports action items and follow-up activities. Other duties as assigned. The Products & Services Intern reports to Director, Retirement Products & Services.