Goal of Program:To provide young adults hands-on opportunities to build lasting relationships with under-served children and youth, live in intentional Christian community, experience cultural and socio-economic diversity, and explore various vocations in ministry and service.
Type of Placement:Long-term: One-year service fellowships (Dallas and Nashville chapters only); Full-time and part-time positions available; Young adults plan and lead after-school programs for elementary children during the school year and lead summer day camp programs for children and youth during the summer, live in Christian community; participate in ongoing training and weekly leadership courses; participate in worship at their site churches; and explore different vocations in ministry and service. Short-term: 8-10 week summer internships; full-time; dates vary by location (all locations below); Young adults work in teams to implement an eight-week summer day camp for children and youth; live in Christian community; explore various vocations in ministry or service; participate in weekly worship service and daily devotions; and participate in worship at site churches.
Service Area:Long-term: Tennessee (Nashville); North Texas (Dallas) Short-term: North Texas (Dallas, Denison); Central Texas (Fort Worth); Rio Texas (San Antonio, Rio Grande Valley); Oklahoma (Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Bartlesville, Mangum, Enid, Muskogee); Tennessee (Nashville, Memphis, Woodbury, La Vergne, Clarksville); Pacific Northwest (Vancouver, WA); DC (Washington, DC); Indiana (Indianapolis).
Service Length:Long-term: Dallas: 11.5 months (Sept. 1 - early August); Nashville: 11.5 months (end of May - early May) Short-term: Summer (typically June - early August but dates vary by location)
Requirements:Long-term: Must have one year of college or at least 19 years old. Competitive applicants 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; and be interested in exploring vocations in ministry and service. Short-term: Same as above
Financial Arrangement:Long-term: Benefits vary by site, but typically includes a living stipend (ranging from $2,133 - $12,100, depending on service type), community housing, and travel reimbursement. Short-term: Living stipend for the summer (ranging from $1,500 - $2,500 depending on location), room and board.
Living Arrangements:Long-term: Living arrangements vary by chapter location, but community housing is typically provided for full-time positions and may be available for part-time positions. Short-term: All summer interns are required to live in intentional community. Living arrangements vary by chapter location, but typical examples include university campuses, community houses, and apartment complexes.
Program Size:Long-term: Approximately 40 young adults serve one-year terms between the North Texas and Tennessee chapters of Project Transformation. Short-term: Approximately 400 young adults serve across all Project Transformation chapters. Each chapter serves between two and 11 sites, with teams of 8-12 young adults per site.
Training:Long-term: One week of pre-service program training is provided, as well as on-site orientation. Project Transformation provides training in the following areas: Curriculum implementation, First Aid/CPR. conflict resolution, anti-racism, diversity, team building, classroom management, and vocational discernment. Ongoing training is provided throughout the program; and additional retreats are offered for one-year positions. Short-term: Same as above.
Application Deadline:Varies by chapter location, but January 15th is priority deadline for most locations.
Current Urgent Opportunities
Interested in serving and building relationships with children from marginalized communities, living in Christian community with other young adults, and exploring who God is calling you to be? Then apply to serve a summer internship with Project Transformation! Through building relationships with underserved children and youth, leading summer day camps or after-school programs, living in intentional community, and exploring a variety of vocational paths in ministry and service, young adults who serve with Project Transformation leave the program forever changed. They grow as servant leaders, experience racial and socio-economic diversity, develop life-long relationships, and discern where God is calling them to be in ministry and service to the world. Each of our eight affiliated chapters in Texas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Indiana, Washington, and Washington, DC are still seeking applicants to serve this coming summer. To learn more or apply, visit: https://projecttransformation.org/news/apply-serve-be-transformed