Summer Intern – Mercy Ministry Intern

Our summer interns help facilitate the programmatic, relational, and spiritual elements of our home-repair summer projects, our summer Kid’s Camp, and our mercy ministry partnerships. Our summer intern staff will (1) serve the participants who are coming in on the missions’ trips, (2) be the primary contact persons for the people we serve from our neighborhood during the summer, and (3) lead young people through their missions’ experience. These participants will range from 6th-12th grades along with college students and adult leaders.

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Serve on ministry sites with group participants as a representative of TPP
  • Maintain the overall spiritual focus of the ministry site
  • Provide leadership for participants in all aspects of life at TPP
  • Develop relationships with members of our church community & the surrounding neighborhood
  • Build redemptive relationships with participating teenagers
  • Provide daily oversight for service sites (construction or Kid’s Camp)
  • Assist with evening meals and facilitate the transitions of The Project’s schedule
  • Participate in evening club through games, worship, and sharing testimonies.
  • Lead small groups to help students process their week
  • Live in community at The Project and attend Roxborough Church as they serve alongside one another for the entirety of internship
  • Attend Staff Orientation, trainings, and daily staff meetings
  • Other duties as assigned by senior staff

Mercy Ministry Specific

  • Lead teams to serve with our ministry partners throughout the city of Philadelphia.
  • Vision cast to students why each individual day of ministry is important and the impact that their service has.
  • Establish relationships and look for creative ways to deepen partnerships over the course the of summer with each of our ministry partners (ex: Manna, Homeless Ministry, Food Pantry etc.)
  • Work alongside teenagers and lead by example as the students serve with you on site.
  • Build appropriate relationships with students and seek to help them grow in their understanding of justice, reconciliation and service.


  • A love of God and a desire to honor and serve God in all aspects of life
  • A willingness and ability to demonstrate and articulate one’s Christian faith
  • A deep love for people as valuable in God’s sight
  • A commitment to racial reconciliation as a primary mission of the church
  • A commitment to relational ministry to young people PreK-12th grade
  • A commitment to work diligently and manage time within a flexible schedule
  • A commitment to working with and investing in other staff as a part of a team
  • Applicants must demonstrate a willingness to submit to authority
  • Applicants must be able to recognize the value of rest & be able to set healthy boundaries
  • Applicants must be willing develop a humble heart and desire to serve others
  • High school graduate, with at least one year experience or education
  • Experience in youth ministry is preferred but not required

Working Conditions

  • Be able to lift 25-30 lbs.
  • Be able to walk, squat/kneel, sit on floor, see, hear, speak
  • Exit interviews will be conducted during the last 2 weeks of the internship.
  • Term of service will be from May 22, 2019 to August 9, 2019.

About The Philadelphia Project

The Philadelphia Project is a Christian non-profit organization committed to the holistic development of the neighboring community in partnership with the local church. We seek to accomplish our mission through the creation of a vibrant, engaging, and safe community center as well as providing service opportunities caring for the homes of the elderly, poor, single-parent and those plagued by hardships.