Atlanta

Associates Program

A purposeful and powerful summer internship experience that will enrich your mind, spirit, heart, and resume.

Our Mission

We provide an environment for college students to grow in their faith, their professional capacities, and their relational skills – all while learning to incorporate their core beliefs into every aspect of their lives. Through this summer experience, each student will set the foundation for building meaningful, lifelong relationships that will empower them to grow as leaders and men and women of faith.

Program Details

Each associate will be placed in a full-time job under the guidance of a local business leader who is familiar with the larger program. In addition, there will be regular scripture studies, dedicated time for community service and mentors to meet with weekly. Housing is also provided, allowing associates to cultivate strong relationships with one another through daily interaction.

Dates

Special exceptions may be considered, but it is important that applicants understand that their attendance is required all eleven weeks / weekends. There are two main reasons for this: first, we must honor the arrangements we have made with the employers and second, given the short timeframe of the program, every day, and particularly the weekends, are intentionally programmed with experiences vital to maximizing the summer for oneself and their fellow associates.


Wednesday, May 15 – Sunday,
August 4 (11 weeks)

Housing

The associates typically live in secure, gated apartment-communities in the Atlanta area, close in proximity to program leadership. The men and women's housing are located in separate apartment complexes.

Cost

The cost of running this program is offset by the income the associates earn at their jobs and the support of the local community through the Atlanta Resource Foundation. Their income will be shared and used collectively to cover their expenses throughout the summer. In other words, associates will neither make nor lose money during their time in the program.


"This summer I developed a relationship with Jesus. Before my time in Atlanta I was blind to how important having a relationship with Jesus actually is. Now I see things through a whole new lens and am truly just all around happier."


- Marcy Koenigsfield, 2017

"Summer of 2016 was spent deepening my relationship with the Lord, becoming more self-aware and loving others in a more intimate way than I have ever experienced. I learned what it looks like to be a man in the workplace, in a family and in relationships with friends. In addition, I experienced countless fun adventures with friendships that I will have the rest of my life. It was definitely a life-changing summer and I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to have fun and grow closer with the Lord.” 


- Chase Clack, 2016

“I think that this summer most grew me in my relationship with Jesus, with myself, and with others around me. First, I learned that Jesus is my friend, my counselor, and my king who pursues me with a passionate love completely separate from cultural Christianity or past painful experiences with the church. Second, I am proud to say that I grew individually in self-awareness, confidence, and contentment. I think I came from a very angry, hurt, and lost place that I had been suppressing for quite some time. Somehow, this summer helped to carve out that emptiness and fill it with truth through one-on-ones, through constant community, and through active love. Lastly, I think my outlook on this world changed. I am learning to see how to approach the world with a hand open to give and receive rather than a fist clenched tight with what might be lost. I am prioritizing the people and the purpose rather than the payoff. I am resting in who I am created to be so that I can see others for who they can be.” 


- Anna Lee Curles, 2018

Support Our Mission

The Atlanta Resource Foundation partners with volunteers in our community to support young men and women in their spiritual and vocational development in this summer program.