Academic Year Internship

What is an UrbanPromise Intern?

An extraordinarily talented and diverse team of young people united to serve children and families in Wilmington, Delaware. UrbanPromise interns build relationships, crush stereotypes and develop a new paradigm of community.

Interns live in community in the neighborhoods of Wilmington for 2 months to 2 years, learning together while serving in UrbanPromise programs.

Academic year interns walk beside students and families for a longer duration during the school year.

Monday-Friday:

  • Intern class: exploring urban and social justice issues
  • Discipleship and mentoring
  • Bible study, worship and prayer
  • After school program (1st-5th grade and 6th-8th grade)
  • Intentional relationship building with youth and families

Saturday-Sunday:

  • Trips and activities with youth in the community

Academic Year Dates:

September 7th, 2021 to May 20th, 2022
September 6th 2022 to May 19th, 2023

*Interns may apply to come in at the start of January

Application fee: $30
(apply by April 1st and the fee will be dropped!)
Fill the application on HERE.
Pay by online here or mail a check

For more information contact:  Lyn Doyle

Check out our Intern Brochure here.

To fill the application out online visit the Intern Application page.

FAQ

Q: What is the cost?
A: There is no direct cost to participate in an UrbanPromise internship.  However, interns are asked to identify potential partners to help support them financially and prayerfully.  Interns write letters on a regular basis to keep their supporters informed and involved.

Summer internship development goal: $1,500
Academic Year 1 development goal: $8,000
Academic Year 2 development goal: $10,000

Q: Where will I live?
A: Interns live in UrbanPromise staff housing located in the communities we serve.  Interns share a bedroom with at least one other intern and take part in house meals, house devotions, chores, and other community building experiences.

Q: Can I receive college credit?
A: Yes, many colleges will offer credits for UrbanPormise Internships.  We are more than happy to work with you and your college to meet internship requirements.

Q: What is the schedule like? 
A: Expect a full, structured schedule that has been created for your professional and spiritual growth.  See inside for sample schedule.

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