How old do I have to be to apply?
All applicants must have graduated high school by June of 2018 and/or have completed one year of college by June 1, 2019. All applicants also must be 18 years or older as of June 1, 2019.
When can I apply?
The internship application is currently live and can be completed here by December 31, 2018.
Do I need to have any previous experience?
It is not required that applicants have previous experience in any field in order to apply. BigStuf will train interns on how to do everything needed for camp.
What does the application process look like?
Each applicant must fill out the application in its entirety, submit three referrals and complete a 3-5 minute video. After receiving a completed application, we will determine if we would like to move forward with a Skype interview. Those selected for an interview will be interviewed by our Intern Director and two Intern Leads. A second call for follow-up questions may occur.
When will you pick the team?
Details for the 2019 Internship are still being determined. Typically, we will announce the summer intern team at the beginning of February.
How many people will be on the intern team?
There are typically between 16 and 20 interns each summer.
When does the internship start/end?
The dates for the 2019 Internship are still being determined. For reference, the 2018 internship started May 21, 2018 and ended on August 2, 2018.
Where does the internship take place?
The BigStuf offices are located in Alpharetta, GA. The team will meet here for a week of training before heading to Panama City Beach, FL with the staff for the rest of the summer. Once the summer is over, we will come back to Alpharetta for a few days before the interns will be released to head home.
Can I get college credit for this internship?
We are willing to work with you to complete any paperwork needed to ensure that you get college credit for the internship.
Why do I have to raise money and how much do I have to raise?
We require each intern to raise $3,000 (amount subject to change) in order to cover the cost of the internship program as a whole. This amount covers training before camp, travel costs to/from Atlanta to Panama City Beach, meals and lodging for the entire summer and any planned activities before, during and after summer camps. This fundraising process also helps build a support team of people back home who are encouraging and praying for the individual.
Do I have to pay for anything while I’m there?
The $3,000 support that interns raise will cover all of the basic expenses over the summer as stated above. The individual will pay for anything above and beyond those costs.
Is an intern like a camp counselor?
No! Each of our churches bring their own chaperones and leaders who are responsible for their students. The role of interns is to help with all the jobs that make camp happen. Interns are encouraged to interact with students, hang out with them on the beach, eat meals with them and assist in leading small groups, but for the most part, the one-on-one development of students during the week is handled by the individual churches.
What types of jobs will I be doing?
Interns will be doing a wide variety of tasks. During sessions they will be operating cameras, stage managing, running ProPresenter or ProVideoPlayer, managing the green room or helping at the info table. When not in session, they will be working in the store or Do BigStuf area, refereeing basketball or volleyball tournaments, shooting footage for highlight videos, keeping water stashed at the recreation areas and having fun with over a thousand different students each week. Each intern will also own and be responsible for one area of camp, e.g. store managers, green room managers, recreation managers, etc.
Will I have any time off?
There are occasional weekends off between camps and a longer break taken over the Fourth of July.
What if I have a scheduling conflict?
Depending on the length and timing of the scheduling conflict, BigStuf will try to work with accepted interns to accommodate their schedule. But if applicants cannot commit to a whole summer with us, it’s best to wait and apply for the following summer.
What does a typical day look like for an intern?
7:00 am……..Breakfast & Team Meeting
8:00 am……..Youth Leader Training/Student Breakfast
9:00 am……..Production Meeting
11:00 am……Small Groups for Students
1:30-5:00 pm…..Recreation for Students (Volleyball & Basketball Tournaments)
7:10 pm……..Production Meeting
8:00 pm……..Session Starts
9:30 pm……..Small Groups for Students/BigStuf Store & Do BigStuf Experience
What if I have another question?
You can send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.