X Project is a nine-week summer internship at the world headquarters of Athletes in Action in Xenia, OH. This internship provides the unique opportunity to not only gain professional experience, but also explore how your area of study can further missions around the world through the platform of sport. X Project includes professional development, ministry skills training, personal discipleship and authentic Christian community.
In addition to 30-35 hours on the job per week (260 total hours minimum), you come together with interns from other departments for Bible study, personal & professional development, and training in evangelism & leadership.
Interns have the opportunity to get experience in: Sports/Event Management, Facility Management, Challenge Course Facilitating, Business Operations, Graphic Design, Video Production, Social Media, Management & Communication, Website Design and Management, Written Communication, Athletic Training and Sports Performance for a Non-Profit Organization.
Arrive on May 27, 2019
Depart on July 27, 2019
Each intern is expected to raise $2500 to help with the total cost of X Project. Although you are not paid hourly, you will receive a weekly stipend towards gas and other expenses. Housing and most meals are provided. Just like the rest of AIA’s mission projects, we will equip you to invite others to invest in you as you embrace this opportunity to grow professionally, spiritually and personally. Upon being selected for the project, we will provide a support-raising coach.
Interns stay with other interns in host homes that will provide a comfortable place to sleep, good food, and an “adoptive family” for the summer.
Here’s what a few previous X Project interns had to say about their experience:
"I can't begin to imagine what my life would look like unless [X Project interns and staff] entered it this summer. I will be forever grateful for this experience and the people I have met because of it. I have truly been changed for the better because I met you all.” – Brittni H. (2017)
“During X Project, I felt fully immersed in an environment that really developed me spiritually and professionally. Staff was so great at empowering me to be a relational, Godly leader. I never felt looked down on or shamed for my past or my struggles. I spent the summer learning to be and love my authentic self. XP was the perfect way to grow closer to Jesus through experiences and other believers.” – Annie H. (2016)
“God showed me that I need Him in every area of my life. I don't just encounter God in my quiet time. I can and need to have Him involved in my plans for my future and for my work in the present.” – Andy S. (2016)
“X Project was the perfect opportunity for me to grow professionally and, more importantly, spiritually. The constant surrounding of community allows for quality relationships to develop and sharpen each other. I also thoroughly enjoyed going through the challenging Principles of AIA, especially 'Victory Beyond Competition.' X Project was a summer full of challenges, fun times, and amazing community, and I would suggest this opportunity to anyone who is looking to grow in their walk with the Lord while gaining valuable internship experience.” – Kyle H. (2013)