summer internship

Formally known as X-Project

are you interested?

The summer internship at our national headquarters in Xenia, Ohio seeks to equip individuals through professional development, ministry skills training, personal spiritual coaching and opportunities to engage in authentic Christian community. This internship often meets academic requirements for various majors.

Come explore how your area of study can further missions around the world through the platform of sport.


Application Deadline: March 1, 2024

  • If after March 1, contact the Summer Internship director at #443-934-3516



May 18 – July 26, 2024


Each intern is expected to raise support towards the total cost , which helps cover program expenses, per diem, and UTC travel and registration. Cost is $4,500.


Just like other AIA 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 internship, we will provide a support-raising coach.


Interns are paired up to spend the summer with host families who will provide a comfortable place to sleep, good food, and a “home away from home.” 


Active Athletes:


We will start with traveling together to Colordao for AIA’s Ultimate Training Camp to experience the high-intensity training camp where you will find freedom and purpose through integrating God, life, and sport.

Upon returning to Xenia, OH you will have 30-35 hours on the job per week (280 total hours minimum), you come together with interns from other departments for personal and professional development, training in evangelism and leadership, Bible study, and discipleship.  Partway through the summer, interns will take responsibility for all aspects beyond professional development.

During non-office hours, you’ll experience authentic community through meals and both evangelistic and social outings.

Summer Interns gain experience working with a global non-profit organization in areas like:

  • Sports/Event Management
  • Graphic Design
  • Facility Management
  • Video Production
  • Challenge Course Facilitating
  • Writing
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Business Operations
  • Management & Communication
  • Athletic Training
  • Website Design & Management
  • Strength & Conditioning

“During my internship, 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. It was the perfect way to grow closer to Jesus through experiences and other believers.” 

Annie H

"I can't begin to imagine what my life would look like unless [summer 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.”

Brittany H

“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

“This internship was the perfect opportunity for me to grow professionally and, more importantly, spiritually. 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