Summer Internship

Project Transformation’s faith-based summer internship program for young adults offers hands-on opportunities to build mutually enriching relationships with underserved children, live in intentional community, experience cultural and socio-economic diversity, and explore various careers in ministry and service.

There are five primary components to the Project Transformation internship experience:

Day Camp
During the summer program, Project Transformation interns work in teams to implement a seven-week summer day camp for 30 to 55 elementary children. Programs are hosted by churches in the heart of under-resourced neighborhoods. Components of the program include: a one-on-one reading program, Bible lessons, art, music, recreation, and other activities in which the gifts and talents of the interns can be shared with the children.

Community Living
An integral component of Project Transformation’s summer internship is the opportunity to live in intentional community throughout the internship experience. Interns live together 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.

The thing that had the biggest impact on me was the relationships I built both with interns and the children. They made me feel so loved and important.
- Summer 2018 Intern

Vocational Exploration
Each Friday, interns are exposed to various vocational opportunities in service or ministry through guest speakers, field trips, and interactions with community leaders.

Spiritual Development
Project Transformation invests in the spiritual development of each intern, emphasizing the importance of community. The interns participate in weekly intern-led worship as well as brief morning devotions each day before heading to the program sites.  Small group discussion is also available as an opportunity for interns to examine their personal beliefs.

Church Involvement
Each Sunday, interns participate in worship at their host church with their team. This is an opportunity to connect the church family to the program and its families so that sustainable relationships are established during the summer. Beyond this, interns may help connect partner churches with the program by recruiting volunteers to read with the children that attend the day camp, collecting supplies for the program, and sharing their experience.


The dates for this service experience are June 1- July 23, 2021. This includes a week of pre-program training and seven weeks of day camp.

  • Young adults will live in community housing provided through Project Transformation. Dinners will be provided Sunday through Thursday evenings.
  • During their summer of service, interns cannot have commitments outside of Project Transformation, such as summer school or a part-time job. This is crucial in our program because you are working in a small team that is depending on you and consistency working with kids is incredibly important to building trusting relationships.
  • Sunday through Thursdays, interns must attend nightly dinners that are prepared by volunteers. One night per week, the interns participate in a group worship service.
  • On Fridays, the interns explore vocations in ministry and service through field trips and dialogue with the leadership of various partnering non-profit organizations, ministries, and businesses.
  • Each week, Project Transformation interns attend worship at their host church to connect with the host congregation and families in the community.
  • Once during the summer, the intern may be asked to speak to one of Project Transformation’s partner churches about the summer service experience – this could be to a Sunday school group, the congregation, youth group, or another community partner.

Interns 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 program will:

  • Be highly motivated, self-starters
  • Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Enjoy working with children and/or youth
  • Be open-minded
  • Have a desire to love and serve others
  • Be dedicated to living in community with other young adults in a structured environment.

In many ways working with Project Transformation in the summer program exceeds participating in a summer job and crosses into a summer life. The time expectations can be great, but the potential for personal rewards that come from this kind of commitment are even greater. While much is expected of each intern, much is given in return in the form of love from the kids, support and fun from living in a community, and the energy created by exploring your own personal potential to impact the world around you.

Time Off
Friday evening-Saturday evening each weekend.

$2,000 living stipend + room and board.

Application Procedure
Applicants should apply online. Contact information for 3 references is required to complete the application.  After your application is received, you will be contacted by Project Transformation staff to schedule an interview.

Application & Deadline

Applications for Summer 2021 are closed. Applications for Summer 2022 will open in the fall.