Summer Internship

A PT summer holds experiences that you will never forget: dancing with kids, laughing with teammates, realizing a passion, exploring a city, witnessing the profound love of God.

Here’s a quick overview of what our interns do:

  • Lead a summer day camp for children or youth
  • Live in intentional Christian community with other young adult interns
  • Learn from Christ-centered church and community leaders
  • Explore faith in action
  • Represent Project Transformation in the community

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.

There’s no way we ever could fully explain a PT summer, so visit our FAQ page for more details. You can also view a sample intern weekly schedule here.

PT interns make me feel safe and they push me forward and encourage me to go to college!
- Faustina, grade 4

Leadership Opportunities

There are several ways for young adults to serve in leadership positions during the summer internship.  Returning applicants can apply to serve as a Site Coordinator, leading and empowering a team of interns at a specific summer program site.  New and returning applicants can apply to serve as a House Pastor.  You can learn more about that position here.

New and returning applicants can apply to lead our reading programs in two different roles:

Reading Volunteer Coordinator (RVC)

In short, the RVC hosts our reading volunteers. This leader greets volunteers, trains them, and pairs them with children to read one-on-one or in small groups. The RVC oversees reading time, making sure that children and volunteers are engaged, having fun, and building relationships with one another! The RVC works very closely with the Reading Program Coordinator (RPC) to track student progress over the summer and to plan and lead afternoon literacy activities.

Reading Program Coordinator (RPC)

The RPC runs our “Reading Rockstars” program for beginning readers. This leader works with volunteers to teach hands-on literacy activities in a group setting, with the goal of getting students better ready for school when they return in the fall. The RPC develops their own literacy activities based on the interests and needs of their children, and is in close communication with PT staff about what tools are needed for children to be successful in improving their reading skills. The RPC works very closely with the Reading Volunteer Coordinator (RVC) to track student progress over the summer and to plan and lead afternoon literacy activities.

Application Process

Are you up for this?  Apply today!  Competitive applicants will be dynamic young adults who:

  • Desire to serve God and neighbor
  • Believe in laughter, dancing, and life beyond comfort zones
  • Get excited about new people and experiences
  • Are willing to sit with the unknown
  • Want to harness their skills to make an impact
  • Have hope for a better world

A resume and contact information for 3 references are required to complete the application. Applicants must have completed one year of college or be at least 19 years old before the internship begins, and must have the legal right to work in the U.S.

To understand other expectations should you be selected, review the Partner Church Letter of Commitment and be prepared to speak to your pastor.

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