9-Week Summer Internship

The internship at the world headquarters in Xenia, Ohio will equip you with professional development, ministry skills training, personal spiritual coaching and opportunities to engage in authentic Christian community.

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

An Experience of a lifetime


Applications for 2021 are open today!

Application Deadlines:

  • Athletic Training and Sports Performance: February 1, 2021
  • All other applications: April 1, 2021

If after April 1st, contact our X-Project director at (937) 903-8324.



Late May through late July, 2021. Specific dates coming soon!


Each intern is expected to raise $2700 support to help with the total cost of X-Project, which helps cover housing and most meals.


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 project, we will provide a support-raising coach.


X-Project 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.” 


In addition to 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. Most interns also serve as staff for an athletic youth camp. Part way through the summer, interns will take responsibility for all aspects of X Project beyond the professional development.

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

X-Project 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
  • Sports Information
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Business Operations
  • Management & Communication
  • Athletic Training
  • Website Design & Management
  • Sports Performance
  • Culinary Arts

“During X Project, 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. XP 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 [X Project 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

“X Project 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