Summer Internship

Project Transformation Central Texas is a faith-based summer internship for young adults offers hands-on opportunities to build mutually enriching relationships with children and youth, 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, and must have the legal right to work in the U.S.

Competitive applicants for the Internship will:

Be highly motivated, self-starters

Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills

Enjoy working with children

Be open-minded

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:

Day Camp
During the summer program, Project Transformation Central Texas interns work in teams to implement an eight-week summer day camp for 30 to 80 elementary children. Sites are located in churches in the heart of low-income communities. Components of the program include: a one-on-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.

I have learned that God can do things that people can’t imagine.
- 5th Grade Participant

Community Living
An integral component of Project Transformation Central Texas’ summer internship is the opportunity to live in intentional community throughout 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 community.

Ministry Exploration
Each Friday, interns are exposed to various career opportunities in various service fields and ministry through guest speakers, field trips, and interactions with leaders in the community.

Spiritual Development
Project Transformation Central Texas invests in the spiritual development of each intern, opening their eyes to the needs and opportunities for ministry. The program emphasizes the importance of community through worship, Bible study, and guest speakers. Interns participate in weekly worship as well as brief morning devotions each day before heading to the program sites. Interns are encouraged to examine their personal beliefs through intellectual and spiritual discussions.




Church Involvement
Interns worship at their site church with their team. This is an opportunity to build sustainable relationships with the church and community.

Specifics

The dates for this service experience are Saturday, May 23-Saturday, July 25, 2020. This includes one week of pre-program training and eight weeks of day camp.

  • Young adults will live in community in housing provided by Project Transformation Central Texas.
  • During their summer of service, interns cannot have commitments outside of Project Transformation Central Texas, such as summer school or a part-time job.
  • Sunday through Thursday, interns must attend dinners that are provided by community partners in order to share the summer service experience and build relationships. One night per week, the interns participate in a community worship.
  • On Fridays, interns explore vocations in ministry and service through field trips and dialogue with leaders of various partnering non-profit organizations, businesses, and United Methodist institutions.
  • Each week, Project Transformation Central Texas interns attend worship at their site church to connect with the host congregation and families in the community.
  • At least once during the summer, interns may speak to one of Project Transformation Central Texas’ partner churches about the summer service experience.

Time Off
Each week, interns will have Friday afternoon and all day Saturday to rest, hang out with friends, and explore the city. We also observe the 4th of July holiday.

Compensation
$2,000 living stipend + room and board.

Application Procedure
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 by Chelsea Jones, Program Director 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.


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