Arrival date: June 18th
Departure date: August 1st
This will cover all in-country expenses such as room, board, training, excursions, etc. It does not include airfare or personal spending money.
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The UrbanPromise Honduras Summer Internship is for college students 18+ and combines missions through leading an English Summer Camp for children in grades 1-6, community living with other interns from around the globe, cultural engagement with excursions and community visits, and Christian discipleship as you form mentoring relationships with local bilingual youth! If you desire to be stretched in leadership and service, and are looking for experience with an eternal impact then look no further. Our Summer Internships last six weeks during the US summer months and is broken down into three main components:
1. English Vacation Camps
Alongside a Camp Director and local youth, Summer Interns are involved in running and leading a high energy, fun-filled summer camp for children from 1st to 6th grade between 8am and 12pm Monday to Friday. Interns lead high energy activities like games, skits, and songs, as well as teach art, Bible, cooking and Science classes. Interns have the opportunity to share their specific gifts and talents during “options”; classes that children can choose from that range from anything from movie making to bracelet making. Summer Camps are a great place for Interns to channel their creativity and share their personality with our children.
"I'm so grateful for my time here at UPH, being able to teach and share with the kids of Camp Joy. I'm grateful for the simplicity of child-like faith and I count it a tremendous blessing to have served here." - Gareth McClune [Camp Joy Summer Intern 2016]
2. Menternship (mentoring a local bilingual youth)
As we develop our bilingual youth into the kind of servant leaders that Honduras needs, Summer Interns play a vital role in pouring into their lives by being an example of Christian leaders and help them improve as classroom assistants. Each Intern is paired up with a local youth and will serve as a “mentern” for the duration of the summer. The menternship system doesn’t stop when you leave camp; every week you will also have intentional meetings with your youth, either one on one, or as a group with other mentern pairs, in order to develop more profound relationships, study the Bible together and pray!
"UrbanPromise Honduras does an amazing job of encouraging the youth not just through the summer camps but also outside of the camps, through personal mentoring. I myself had the privilege to mentor a young girl for the summer, María José. Although I had not been expecting to do such a thing this summer, I found it to be my highlight of the summer." - Ciara Riddle [Camp Joy Summer Intern 2016]
3. Community Living
This final component is perhaps the most challenging for many Interns: eating, sleeping, cooking, praying and working with others. Through regular times of worship, teaching, excursions (including to the Mayan Ruins, hikes in the Honduran mountains and pool days), games and community dinners, there are plenty of opportunities for spiritual and personal growth. Our interns come from different walks of life and different parts of the world (including Canada, USA, Honduras & UK), but unite around the ideal of the second greatest commandment: love your neighbor as yourself.
"They are more than just a group of people who live in close proximity to me. These people who were once complete strangers I now get to call friends. They all have stories to tell, experiences to share and intricately unique personalities which were fearfully and wonderfully made by the Master-Artist." - Zoe Burke [Camp Peace Summer Intern 2016]
Putting an experience like an intentional, community style internship into words is difficult. Many Interns encounter God in a way that they never encountered Him before. The interns are pushed out of their comfort zones and get to a deep level of vulnerability with one another within a few short weeks; the group becomes a family and everyone journeys back home with new seeds planted in their hearts. It's not just about "missions"; it's about living, loving and serving together.
"I had a vision of what I wanted my time here in Copan to look like, and, as usual, God had a different one. As I look back on the past six weeks, I feel as if God called me to Copan not necessarily to serve others. He simply invited me to join the party. He’s invited me to see what He has been up to here over the past four years and to work alongside the people of UPH and see Him glorified through the process." - Corinne Callahan [Camp Joy Summer Intern, 2016]