YEAR-LONG INTERNSHIPS: LEADERSHIP TRAINING + COLLEGE CREDIT

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APPLICATIONS OPEN BRIGHT FRIDAY AT 10 AM EASTERN

Interested in gathering together with other students? How about engaging in extracurricular activities, enrichment opportunities, and more community? St. Athanasius College is pleased to offer our students an organized, in-person experience centered around church attendance, community service, and student-organized study sessions near Orthodox Churches. For some, this may be a gap year away from college. While others who are enrolled in online courses, such as St. Athanasius College, can continue their studies while in the internship. This means that a student can continue online studies AND complete the internship. Some locations have colleges nearby that would be available for in-person studies.

This internship is focused on leadership and purpose. The internship has four areas of learning: servant leadership, event management, hospitality, and non-profit management. Every internship location will have a different emphasis in the areas of learning.

While we are completely committed to the online model for teaching, we also know that young adults still like to live near each other, get together for some fun, and help each other learn. For example, across the street from St. Paul in Katy, TX, there is an apartment complex, which provides students easy access to the church, grocery store, and a shopping complex for job opportunities. This means students are within walking distance of everything they need. This arrangement will be particularly helpful to St. Athanasius students as they can complete their practicum/capstone at the host parish.

St Athanasius HQ: Our Texas location offers some extra options for the internship because it is the headquarters of St. Athanasius College. Applicants may request to be an intern for the St. Basil Writer’s Workshop, Theoria Institute of Filmmaking, Marketing & Advertising, the Registrar’s Office, the Dean’s Office, the Development Office, Program Development, Orthodox Schools, and more.

APPLICATIONS OPEN BRIGHT FRIDAY AT 10 AM EASTERN

LOCATIONS

The following five locations are in process for 2024-2025. Pricing is monthly and includes lodging. Details will be made available as quickly as possible.

  • Alaska: We have lodging for four females at All Saints Orthodox Church in Homer, Alaska. Homer is the gateway to the grave of St. Herman on Spruce Island and also considered rural Alaska. Homer’s population is just over 5,000 including many young men both in the parish and in town.
    • Schedule: Please arrive between August 13-20. Depature is scheduled for the end of May in 2025, preferably around Memorial Day weekend.
    • On Leave: Interns are allowed to take short trips to visit family, such as during Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Holy Week.
    • No car is required.
    • Lodging is in the rectory on property.
    • The monthly cost of this internship is $350.
  • Puerto Rico: Orthodox Mission San Juan Climaco is located on the southwest side of Puerto Rico in San German (hair-mon). The mission is an hour from the mountains and 20 minutes from the Caribbean Ocean. We have one spot for a Resident Director and four spots for male interns.
    • Schedule: Please arrive between August 13-20. Depature is scheduled for the end of May in 2025, preferably around Memorial Day weekend.
    • On Leave: Interns are allowed to take short trips to visit family, such as during Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Holy Week.
    • At least one intern will be asked to do their work indoors setting up the church office and doing computer work.
    • Transportation will be provided because there is no way to drive to the beautiful island of Puerto Rico!
    • Lodging is on church property. Fr Gregorio and Matushka live upstairs while the chapel and apartment is downstairs.
    • The monthly cost of this internship is $350. Resident Directors receive a full scholarship.
  • Texas: St. Paul in Katy, TX offers great brisket, BBQ, and southern hospitality. St. Paul is the only Western Rite host parish and also serves as the headquarters of St. Athanasius College.
    • Schedule: Please arrive between August 13-20. Interns may depart either Memorial Day weekend OR the beginning of August. Interns who stay through August also have the option of staying on another year.
    • On Leave: Interns are allowed to take short trips to visit family, such as during Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Holy Week.
    • At least one intern will be asked to help with the church office responsibilities as their primary volunteer work.
    • A car is not required but is recommended. The church, a grocery store, and many businesses are all within walking distance of the apartment.
    • We have arranged lodging within walking distance for two groups (males and females). We have two open Resident Director spots (male and female).
    • The monthly cost of this internship is $550 monthly for interns. Resident Directors receive a full scholarship.

APPLICATIONS OPEN BRIGHT FRIDAY AT 10 AM EASTERN

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