theExperience College Internship

Solid biblical training from accomplished faculty with years of ministry experience.

TheExperience College Internship is a program designed for young emerging leaders to gain hands-on vocational experience while earning an accredited degree. Manna University’s partnership with the local church gives theExperience students access to world-class academic courses at Manna university, while simultaneously giving them real-world ministry experience within the local church. This program is designed to develop leaders in the areas of Faith, Character, and Leadership.


“theExperience” First-Year (Certificate) Program Objectives

The student will do the following:

“theExperience” Second-Year (Associate of Arts) Program Objectives

The student will do the following:

Time & Cost

Program Costs for theExperience College Internship (2022-2023)

The following program costs are provided as an example, assuming one academic year in theExperience College Internship program, and assuming 31 college credis of tuition. If a student takes more or less than 31 credits during their time in theExperience College Internship, then cost breakdowns will change accordingly.

Total Cost Breakdown

The tuition rate for Manna university is $210 per credit hour for all undergraduate courses. However, students enrolled in theExperience College Internship automatically receive a discounted rate of $178.50 per credit hour. * Thus, the cost breakdown for one academic year of theExperience College Internship is as follows:

Manna U Tuition


Manna U Student Fees

$510 - Annual

Worship Practicum Fee

$700 - Annual

For students enrolled in the Worship Ministry Program.

theExperience Practicum Expenses

$4,090 - Annual

Total Program Cost:



$10.833.50 (Worship Ministry)

If you qualify, you may use VA and/or financial aid benefits.


TheExperience offers a number of “Tracks,” in which Interns are paired with experienced professionals in their selected field. This practical training, known as “Track Time,” occurs outside of the regular class schedule, and involves hands-on training, mentorship, and discipleship. The Tracks currently available are broken down below alongside their corresponding Manna University degree.

Intercultural Studies Degree

Christian Leadership Degree

Worship Ministry


To become a student at Manna U, follow these two steps:

1.  Complete an application, which includes:

  • A non-refundable application fee of $50 (linked to application)
  • An essay, written by the applicant, of his/her conversion experience (300-600 words), in a format that is typed and double spaced, using 12 pt. font size;
  • A Pastoral Reference* from the Pastor of the church that the applicant regularly attends;
  • A Personal Reference* from someone who has known you for two years or more and is not related to you.
    Applicants will enter an email address for their selected references and a link to the online reference forms will be sent once the application is submitted.

2.  Order your official high school, G.E.D., or previous college transcripts (minimum 2.0 GPA is preferred).

Note: official transcripts are sent directly from one school/college to another. You can arrange to have your transcripts sent electronically to, or a paper copy can be sent to our mailing address:

Manna University
Attn: Registrar’s Office
439 Westwood Shopping Center
PMB 106
Fayetteville, NC 28314

All applicants applying for admission to one of Manna U’s graduate programs must submit official transcripts showing an earned undergraduate degree from an accredited institution, or an equivalent academic achievement approved by Manna U’s Academic Office. Students who plan to use military education benefits must submit transcripts from high school and all colleges attended.

Students who plan to use military education benefits must submit transcripts from high school and all colleges attended.

If you are a student transferring from another college or university, click here for more information.

To become an Intern in theExperience College Internship, follow these three steps:

1. Schedule an interest meeting with theExperience College Internship.

2. Apply for theExperience Fayetteville/Ft. Bragg or theExperience Columbia.

3. Have an interview with the theExperience Staff.