Putting Your Faith and Values to Work
Have you ever wondered what you should do with your life? How you can best use your gifts and talents to do something meaningful in the world? Many college students work to help support themselves during college. What if the work you did not only helped with your bills, but also gave you a chance to do work informed by your values and your faith? What if you could live in a setting where other students are asking similar questions and trying to integrate who they are, what they believe, and the work they do? Sound good? Consider applying for the Badger Faith and Service Corps through Pres House Apartments.
How Does Badger Service Corps Work?
Students accepted into the Badger Service Corps program live in PH Apartments and form the Badger Service Corps cohort. With the assistance of PH Apartment and Pres House staff, each student is placed in a year-long, part-time internship in a local religious congregation or faith-based organization. Through the internship each participant can gain practical hands on experience in faith-based work, on-site mentoring and support, as well as a substantial rent scholarship to support living in PH Apartments. All of the Badger Service Corps participants will meet regularly to reflect on their internship experiences, their personal faith and values, and life goals. Pres House staff will facilitate student reflection, offer support to students in the program, and plan programs and activities for participants that enhance and complement their internship experience. The Badger Faith and Service Corps was formerly known as the Faith in Action or Vocational Internship Program.
- Professional mentoring and supervision at the Badger Service Corps internship site
- Opportunity to meet regularly with peers to discuss experiences and vocation
- Participation in programs, retreats and reflections facilitated by PH Apartment staff
- Real world experience doing meaningful work
- Rent scholarship toward rent at PH Apartments
Do You Have What It Takes to be a Badger Service Corps Intern?
Curious about what your values and faith might mean for your future career?
Able to engage others in a positive, productive way?
Do you speak and act with integrity?
Willing to use your gifts and talents, while learning from your mistakes?
Eager to grow, learn, share and do something?
Interested in putting your values to work?
Internship Opportunities for 2016-2017
ph Apartments (http://phapts.com/about-ph-apartments/job-opportunities/)
International Outreach Intern
Christ Presbyterian Church (http://cpcmadison.org/internationals/)
Urban Impact Intern
Nehemiah Center for Urban Leadership (http://nehemiah.org/)
Technology in Ministry Intern
Covenant Presbyterian Church (http://covenantmadison.org/)
Faith-Based Projects Intern, Dane County Habitat for Humanity (http://habitatdane.org/faithcommunity/)
Worship Intern, Pres House (http://preshouse.org/)
Mission and Outreach Intern, Westminster Presbyterian Church (http://www.westminstermadison.org/)
The Crossing Campus Ministry, The Crossing, Inc. (http://crossingministries.org/)
October 9th: Leasing Begins
November 1st: Review of Applications Begins
Nov-April 15: Interviews with internship sites/Lease signing
April 30: Positions closed
August 16: PH Apartment Move In
August – Sept: Badger Service Corps students begin site training and internships
How Can I Find Out More or Apply?
Contact the Director of Residential Community or fill out the form below if you are interested in learning more.
The PH Apartments scholars program has been a great opportunity for me to meet new people and further enjoy the diversity of the UW Madison campus. The events are relatable and fun for all involved. My favorite one was the presidential debate viewing because I learned how to discuss politics without fear of disapproval or conflict. I can’t wait until next semester’s events!
I’ve talked to guys who were living in a small studio apartment, sleeping on the floor in a sleeping bag. I tell them, ‘Just because you slept on a dirt floor in the service doesn’t mean you have to live like that now.’
The Microcommunity has been a great opportunity. Being a college student it is difficult to eat healthy, but through reading “In Defense of Food” and the support of the members of the group we have all been able to be more conscious about what we are eating. Maggie got some cookbooks and we got to experiment with some of the recipes. One of my favorites was from the “100 healthy pizzas” cookbook; we made a basil mozzarella pizza. It is a great way to get to know people who are all interested in …
I lived in a dorm my first semester here. I didn’t really know anyone and had no idea what I was going to do for housing. I met Paul at a ‘Vets for Vets’ meeting. He told me about this program and I jumped on it. It was like a blessing out of the sky for me. The thing I like the most is how cohesive we are as a group. Maybe it is our military background; we share the same values, we all pitch in around the apartment and we all get along really well.
Living in PH Apartments has been a great experience. The location, management and amenities here at PH Apartments are the best value in town for college students!
The apartments have given me a place I can settle in comfortably. I’ve lived here for years, and would love to stay.
Being in a Microcommunity is a great way to meet other people in PH Apartments. I really like how it is student-led because it gives us an opportunity to explore and discuss topics we are all interested in.
The PH Apartments Scholars is a small group with big ideas. The best way to get to know your community!
I would say it is totally worth living in PH Apartments: quality apartments, great community, best customer service ever. I complain about something today and it is fixed by tomorrow. This is probably one of the best apartments I’ve ever lived in. The recently started drop-in dinners are just awesome. I can go on but overall 10 on 10!
Before I came to UW there was a guy in Madison who owned a house. He used to always rent out to vets, so they could live together and have a place that was theirs. It seemed like everybody knew about it, whether you lived there or not. When he died that property got sold, I guess. I’d love to have people know there is a place where vets can live together and get support. That’s why I decided to live here and help start this program.