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 Microcommunity program has allowed me to expand upon my leadership and communication skills in a topic I am passionate about! This has been a tremendous opportunity for me and the rest of my group!
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 PH Apartment Scholars Program offered me a way to connect with students I live with as an upper classman as well as connect with other people who want to be active in the community around us. Being the leader of the Scholars Program has given me opportunities to be creative with leadership. Also it’s provided a different perspective on what collaboration can look like; that people getting financial benefits can still be engaged with their hearts and minds.
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!
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 chose to live at PH because I thought I would immediately be able to make contact with folks in Madison. I didn’t know anyone in Wisconsin before my studies at the university began, and so, through the student ministry and a local Presbyterian church, I was able to quickly ground myself in Madison. I’m very happy with the apartment, the university and larger Madison communities. I’ve been able to feel completely at home despite being more than 800 miles from my family. PH was and still is an i…
The PH Apartments Scholars is a small group with big ideas. The best way to get to know your community!
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.
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!