Q: What does a summer internship look like at CCI?
A: Well, it’s South Carolina, so it will be hot here. That said, our internships are designed to be real, working experiences to research the needs of an individual rural community, create practical, godly responses, implement them and then evaluate for level of success. Through this established method of studied research and evaluation, CCI continually hones its strategies for serving and assisting poverty communities. Our interns will work in teams to address needs unique to the elderly, children, teens and those in poverty situations within a community setting. This involves building relationships and connections, creating events and opportunities, and offering practical assistance as necessary. Activities might include planning teen events, running summer sports or learning opportunities for children, creating elderly celebrations, or assessing skill sets and offering job fairs to the unemployed. Mowing lawns, cleaning houses and doing construction projects might also be on the list.
Q: Why should I choose this internship?
A: If you are still reading this information, there is something about domestic poverty missions that has caught your attention. Perhaps God has already been speaking to you about serving Him. A short-term summer mission internship at CCI will give you the opportunity to get up close and personal with the poor, the neglected, and the disenfranchised of our society. Since the Scriptures clearly emphasize Christian believers are to serve one another and especially those who are struggling against overwhelming odds or who are trapped in generational poverty patterns, come and see the needs for yourself. Come and let God speak to you. Come and be part of God’s answer.
Q: How do I apply?
A: First, download and print off the online Application or call the CCI office (219-241-9403 or 803-854-5902) to request the form be sent to you. Complete the Application Form and return to us by FAX or snail mail. We will contact you upon receiving the application and set up an in-person or phone interview. We will also send you Reference and Liability forms. You will give copies of the 2-page Reference Forms to three people: Your pastor or spiritual leader, an adult relative, and any other adult who knows you well. You might want to give them each a stamped, addressed envelope, or they can fax the forms to us. We’ll be in touch shortly after receiving all paperwork.
Q: What does a summer internship cost?
A: $300 for one session or $500 for both, due upon arrival on campus. We provide housing, meals and transportation to projects. Interns who later choose to apply as students to Christ Central Institute may have this amount credited toward their college tuition. Interns are responsible for their own personal needs. While it is usually not possible to get a part-time job during an internship, you might consider the possibility of raising financial support from family and church friends back home.
Q: Is there a dress code:
A: We will furnish you with identifying CCI t-shirts. All other clothes should be modest, in good repair, and not advertising questionable people, groups, items or activities. You should bring one good outfit for church and special events. You’ll also want to bring work clothes such as jeans and sneakers or closed-toe footwear.