SUMMER INTERNSHIP



Make the most of your Summer 2017 through the Arizona Youth Ministries Summer Internship. As an AZYM Summer Intern, you will have the opportunity to impact thousands of young people as they encounter God at summer camps. If you want to grow in your leadership both spiritually and professionally, maximize the summer months and consider investing in our four-week Summer Internship this year.
 
DESCRIPTION
As a Summer Intern, you will have the unique opportunity to be a part of Arizona Youth Ministries leadership team who makes Youth Camps possible. You will have the privilege of building relationships and connecting with all of the youth pastors, speakers, and campers from churches all over Arizona during the four weeks of youth camp at Granite Hills Retreat and Conference Center. You will be challenged as you grow in your spiritual leadership, communication skills, physical strength, and mental endurance.
 
The AZYM Summer Internship is designed for young adults, ages 16 - 25*, and we require a four-week commitment, including prep-week (May 30 - June 3). Interns must submit a pastoral, parent/guardian, and non-related adult reference (included in the application).

*Students under the age of 18 are required to register for the first week of youth camp and attend as a student before starting their Summer Internship. This is to ensure every student makes the most of their summer experience.
 
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
The Summer Internship Begins with leader orientation at our Camp Prep-Week at 10am on Tuesday, May 30th, and concludes with the final day on June 24th. You will be responsible for transportation to and from the campground. Interns under the age of 18 CANNOT stay on the campground Friday - Saturday night, and are responsible to coordinate their own transportation each week. For those ages 18+, you are welcome to stay on the campground over the weekend to rest & hang out with other leaders. Food will be provided by the kitchen staff.

You can download the Camp Guidebook HERE.

Location:
Granite Hills Retreat & Conference Center
2025 Iron Springs Road, Prescott, AZ 86305

Dates:
Youth Camp Session (4 weeks)
    - Tuesday, May 30th - Friday, June 24th, 2017
    - Leadership Orientation starts each week on Sunday at 10am (Prep week: Tues, 10am)
    - Interns have each weekend after camp free to rest and hang out (except the first weekend)

Full Session (8 weeks - includes four weeks of Kids Camp)
    - Tuesday, May 30th - Friday, July 21, 2017
    - Leadership Orientation starts each week on Sunday at 10am
    - Interns have each weekend free to rest and hang out

Food/Lodging:
Summer Interns will be provided three meals a day during the camp week, including dinner each Sunday for leader orientation. Lodging is provided on the campground in gender-specific cabins.
 
Leadership Opportunities:
     - Behind the scenes camp prep-team, covering the campgrounds in prayer.
     - Daily leadership development & devotional meetings with the NYD.
     - Be the first to welcome teams to camp & take part in creating the culture.
     - Engage in every service with hundreds of students encountering God.
     - Serve in various leadership areas. (Rec, Pop Stand, the Store, etc.)
       *Specific duties will be given each week with a schedule of responsibilities.
 
What to Bring: 
    - Bible, notebook, & pen - Modest one-piece swimwear  - Water bottle
    - Bedding (pillow, sheets, blanket, or sleeping bag)  - Plastic bag for dirty clothes
    - Bath towel, wash cloth, & towel for water games - Shower shoes - Medicines
    - Toiletries: soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothbrush/paste, etc.  - Camp Guidebook
    - Outdoor athletic wear for team competitions - Warm coat for cool evenings
    - Old clothes & shoes for muddy games  - Sun screen/hat/umbrella - Camera 
    - Modest, appropriate clothes for night services - Water resistant watch - Flashlight
   
COST
This is a FREE internship, which includes three meals a day, lodging, leadership book, camp guidebook, notebook, all the fun activities, and a t-shirt. All fees must be received prior to arrival, due date is May 8th.

Application fee: $25.00 sent in with complete application. (non-refundable)
 
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
1. Attached application: About Me, Signed Honor Code (include medical information)
2. Pastor, Parent, Adult (non relative) Recommendations (attached)
3. 1 Page (12-14 point font) Typed Personal Essay: “Why do you desire to be a Summer Intern?”
4. Self Portrait (Selfie)
 
*All documents must be turned in before applicant is considered.