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Fellows FAQ

Here are some frequently asked questions about the program. If your question is not answered here, or you need more information, please email us at fellows@2pc.org.

Q: How long is the program?

A: Nine months, from September until May.

 

Q: How large is the program?

A: The number of Fellows varies year to year, but will usually not exceed 12.

 

Q: What do Fellows do after the program?

A: Of course, this varies with each individual. Some Fellows continue working in Memphis, some move to other cities to work, some pursue graduate degrees, and some pursue vocational ministry. The hope is that no matter where Fellows go after they graduate, they will leave with an understanding of what it means to lead lives devoted to Christ.

 

Q: What is the application process like?

A: First, you will submit an application by the deadline listed on the website. After we review the applications, you will be contacted for an interview with our admissions committee, conducted either in person or over Skype (depending on where you live). We will then contact you about our application decision, usually within a week of the interview.

Applicants should think of the interviews as conversations, in which we try to determine both if you would be a good fit for the program, and if the program would be a good place for you. We ask that applicants spend time in prayer about the decision, as our committee also spends time praying for guidance in their decisions.

 

Q: How much does the program cost?

A: $5500. The first half is due on or before September 1. The remainder can be paid out over six monthly installments (ending in March). Many students raise this money as they would for a mission trip. Because Fellows live with host families for free throughout the program, additional expenses are kept to a minimum. Fellows are expected to pay for their own health insurance, transportation, meals outside the home, and entertainment. Each internship is paid, which should help cover these extra costs.

 

Q: What kind of internship will I have?

A: Using each Fellow’s resume, our work place committee works to match him/her with an internship that aligns with both his/her experience and stated interests. Usually, our committee will make contact with a potential employer, who will then set up an interview with the Fellow.

 

Q: How do you match me with a host family?

A: Upon admission to the program, we will ask you to fill out a questionnaire about your housing preferences (lots of kids, empty nesters, etc). This information, combined with the host families’ preferences, will be used to determine the matches. Although living with a host family may sound intimidating, many Fellows at the end of the program say that it was one of the best and most rewarding parts of their experience.

Q: The Fellows program sounds like a lot of work. Do they have fun too?

A: We'll let the Fellows answer that one!