FAQs


Below are some frequently asked questions about the internship. Please email ptnorthgeorgia@gmail.com for further information.


Summer Internship FAQs

  • Is this a paid internship?
  • Yes! Summer interns receive a $2,000 living stipend.
  • Can I take a summer class at the same time? Or work an additional job part time?
  • No, Project Transformation summer interns must commit to full-time service during the internship. The time commitment to our program will not permit any class or part-time job.
  • Do I get any time off?
  • Yes, each week, interns have Saturday and Sunday off.
  • Do we get the 4th of July off?
  • Yes, we observe the July 4th holiday.
  • Does Project Transformation provide transportation to/from intern housing and the program sites? Do I need to bring a car?
  • Project Transformation will designate two people on each team to drive their team to the program sites. The drivers receive mileage reimbursement from PT for required travel. This means you are not required to bring a car, but are welcome to bring one.
  • Can I bring my musical instrument or art supplies with me?
  • Yes, please do! Your instruments and art supplies will be a great asset to the worship experience with your fellow interns as well as possibly at camp with the kids.
  • Are housing and meals provided?
  • No, each intern must have their own place to stay in the city.
  • What is your policy on cell phones?
  • During program hours and meetings, the cell phone must not be used for personal calls, texts or other uses.
  • Do I need transporation?
  • Yes, each intern needs reliable transportation to get to work.
  • What items should I not bring for the summer?
  • Do not bring mini-refrigerators, microwaves, candles, or extension cords. Electronics can be brought at your own risk.
  • What if I don’t have a home church?
  • Having a home church has no bearing on your participation as an intern. However, PT is strongly supported by churches throughout the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church, and you may be linked to a partner church in the greater Atlanta area to support you during your internship.
  • What if my home church can’t commit to all of the obligations set out in the Partner Church Letter of Commitment?
  • Project Transformation staff will work with each intern and his/her partner church in order to fulfill the obligations.
  • Do I have to attend worship at my host church each Sunday?
  • No, you do not have to attend worship at the host church every Sunday.
  • Can I get time off for weddings, special circumstances, etc? How should I request it?
  • Taking additional time off is not encouraged as it disrupts our program and your teammates and children are depending on you. However, getting time off for special events is possible. You must make a request to the Program Director as soon as you know the dates. Time off is granted depending on the nature of the activity and adequate advance notice. We recommend that such requests are discussed during the interview process, whenever possible.
  • Can my friends/family visit me at the house or program site?
  • Yes, family and friends are encouraged to volunteer at the site. They also may tour your housing. However, it is important that intern housing be a place of community for the interns. We do not permit guests to stay overnight.