TGM Internship F.A.Q.s
1. What is the Purpose of a TGM internship?
To provide individuals desiring further training in serving God’s people the opportunity to explore and experience a very unique Alaskan Ministry through this intense program.
2. What is the Summer Mission Focus?
Interns will be exposed to a variety of experiences associated with Alaskan Ministry to the indigenous people. Most of our summer ministry focus will take place in remote locations on the Yukon River in the interior of Alaska. Interns will be trained and educated in the foundations of spiritual and servant leadership. Utilize the Intern in the process of further development of Native Youth Camp.
3. What Qualifications is TGM Looking For?
Individuals who are following Christ with all their being, those who are seeking Gods direction in their life and ready to have their personal theology challenged by the Holy Spirit. Interns will need to secure personal “Medical Insurance” to cover them through the duration of their Internship with TGM.
4. What are the Benefits of Becoming an Intern?
Hands on experience from working with a proactive and successful Missionary Staff.
Summer Interns work closely to the Staff and President of TGM.
In-depth Alaskan training by the TGM staff & Village leaders.
Accountability and mentorship with a TGM staff & leadership.
Growth and development in your personal relationship with Jesus.
Professional and enthusiastic training by a highly skilled Leadership Team.
Epic Adventure! Our Interns leave TGM with a Missions experience like none other.
5. What are the Expectations of the Accepted Intern?
An open heart to the people and culture of Alaska.
Respect to the Leadership & families of TGM.
Embrace the high relational standard set by this ministry.
Keep a flexible attitude, and workable spirit.
Good physical condition is necessary, as the summer schedule, activities and work load can be very challenging.
Hard working ethic, work hard, play hard and love unconditionally!
6. Why does TGM Charge its Interns when some Ministries are Free?
The cost of living in the City and Rural areas of Alaska is 40% to 50% higher then the lower 48 states. In bush Alaska these figures climb astronomically. A gallon of milk in a village can exceed $30, a small watermelon can bring upwards of $40... each! With food and supplies retailing for unimaginable prices, fuel remains our biggest cost and challenge. If fuel can found in a remote village, eight to ten dollars per gallon of gas is a common price we pay. That is the price at the pump, but it will cost us two to three dollars per gallon to transport it to the needed ministry location.
We do not “make income” from your tuition, it helps to subsidize your summer expenses & travel. We spend hundreds more on each Intern then the Summer Internship Tuition actually provides.
The cost of ministry in this State may be considerably higher then most places you may travel on the planet, but we believe that these lost and hurting people of Alaska are worth every dollar spent!
7. What are some of the Potential Areas of Ministry Interns may Experience?
Ministry to all Demographics
Wild Life / Outdoor Training
Cross Cultural Training
Subsistence Lifestyle education
Logging / Lumber Production