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Summer of Service Experience

Love children? Love books? Love God? Trying to figure out what to do NEXT

College-aged young adults come to Project Transformation Rio Texas for a summer of service and vocational discernment. Throughout the summer, interns lead a day camp for elementary children where they read, create art, play, and more! Interns live in community, engage in leadership development, and discover opportunities in ministry and service. 

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

There are three primary components to the Project Transformation service internship experience:

Day Camp
During the summer program, Project Transformation interns work in teams, implementing an eight-week summer day camp for 30 to 80 elementary children.Components of the program include: team building, games, Bible-lessons, one-on-one reading and literacy activities, recreation, art, health and wellness, brain-breaks, dance parties, and more. We intentionally open space for interns’ to share their joys, passions, and talents with the children.

Intentional Community Living
An integral component of Project Transformation’s summer of service internship is living in intentional community.

Ministry Exploration and Spiritual Development
Each Friday, interns are exposed to various vocational opportunities in service or ministry through guest speakers, field trips, service experiences, and interactions with lay and ordained church leaders.



Project Transformation Rio Texas is a United Methodist-affiliated ministry that provides leadership development and ministry exploration opportunities to college-age young adults. Working with churches in low-income neighborhoods in San Antonio and the Rio Grande Valley areas of Texas, these emerging leaders coordinate community-oriented programs for children in these low-income neighborhoods. In the process, we connect site churches with their neighborhoods, and unite partner churches in mission.

Project Transformation Staff will supervise interns while on site visits as well as weekly curriculum meetings to discuss programming components and strategies.

Summer of Service Internship:
Project Transformation’s faith-based summer of service internship program for young adults offers hands-on opportunities to build mutually enriching relationships with children in low-socioeconomic areas, live in intentional community, experience cultural diversity, and explore various careers in ministry and service.

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. Young adults serve on teams either in San Antonio, Austin, or the Rio Grande Valley.