answers to our most frequently asked questions.
Who should apply?
Any recent college graduates, 25 or younger, not yet married, who are trying to follow Jesus and desire to start well as a young professional. This includes 1) people trying to discern whether they are being called to pursue vocational ministry and 2) people who are called to the marketplace but not sure which sector therein or how to link their career to eternal purpose.
What are our beliefs?
The Charlotte Fellows is Christian organization that adheres to the beliefs laid out in the Apostles' Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Westminster Confession of Faith. The Charlotte Fellows graduate-level courses are overseen by Reformed Theological Seminary in Washington D.C., and our three partner churches are all members of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA): Uptown Church, Christ Central Church, and Hope Community Church.
Who are our host families?
Host families are really, really, really generous people who care enough about recent college graduates that they are willing to share their homes and their lives with them for nine months and beyond. They are also members of one of our three partner churches, having submitted to the oversight of the elders there.
How do Fellows land their professional paid internships?
Landing a paid, professional internship is an integral part of being a Charlotte Fellow, so we will not admit someone into the program who we feel less-than-confident about being able to help them secure a paid professional internship. Once Fellows are admitted and commit to being a part of the next class, our Internship Coordinator works with them to perfect their professional résumé, prep for interviews, schedule interviews, and generally help them navigate this entire process.
What kind of professional paid internships have Fellows had?
You name it. Our Fellows have worked in finance, PR, communications, education, professional sports, entrepreneurship, fundraising/development, real estate, program/office administration, and computer programming for large corporations, local businesses, start-ups, and non-profits.
What about program cost?
Program tuition is $6,500, covering costs associated with seminars, conferences, retreats, training, seminary coursework, and program administration.