Project Transformation Central Texas is a faith-based, paid summer internship for young adults that offers hands-on opportunities to build mutually enriching relationships with children, live in intentional community, experience cultural and socio-economic diversity, and explore various careers through vocational discernment.
Applicants must have completed one year of college or be at least 19 years old (by May 2023), and must have the legal right to work in the U.S.
Competitive applicants for the Internship will:
Be highly motivated, self-starters
Consider yourself a lifelong learner
Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills
Enjoy working with children
Have a desire to love and serve others
Be dedicated to living in intentional community with other young adults.
There are five primary components to the Project Transformation Central Texas internship experience:
During the summer program, Project Transformation Central Texas interns work in teams to implement an eight-week summer day camp for elementary children. Sites are located in communities experiencing marginalization. Components of the program include: a one-to-one reading program, Bible lesson, arts enrichment, music, recreational activities, and other activities in which the gifts and talents of the interns can be shared with the children.
An integral component of the summer internship is the opportunity to live in intentional community for the duration of the internship experience. Interns live together on the beautiful campus of Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth and experience daily life in a diverse, Christ-centered community. Interns are encouraged to participate in social activities and build relationships with other members of the PT community.
Each Friday, interns learn about career opportunities in various service fields and ministries through guest speakers, field trips, and interactions with leaders in the community.
Project Transformation Central Texas invests in the spiritual development of each intern. The program emphasizes the importance of community through worship, Bible study, and guest speakers. Interns have the opportunity to participate in weekly worship as well as brief morning devotions each day before heading to the program sites. Interns are given space to examine their personal beliefs through intellectual and spiritual discussions.
Interns meet with site staff and participate in activities, including at least one worship service at their host church with their team. This is an opportunity to build sustainable relationships with the church and community.
The dates for this internship are Monday, May 29-Friday, July 28, 2023. This includes one week of pre-program training and eight weeks of day camp. Some leadership positions may require 2 or 3 days of additional training prior to May 29, 2023.
Each week, interns will have Friday afternoon and all day Saturday to rest, hang out with friends, and explore the city. We also observe Juneteenth and the 4th of July holidays.
$3,000 living stipend + room and board.
Applicants should apply online. A personal resume and contact information for 3 references are required to complete the application. After your application is received, you will be contacted to schedule an interview.
If your home church is interested in supporting your summer of service as a Project Transformation Central Texas intern, we are happy to provide you with information on how to make that happen.