This summer was my second summer as an intern for the Cathedral Urban Service Experience. I returned this summer because I felt God was calling on me to continue in service, through working at CUSE. In my time as an intern, I had the opportunity to meet and form bonds with many people and form friendships. Interns have the unique opportunity to form quick friendships with those from the groups and summer-long relationships with those we work with at the service sights. While exhausted at the end of the day, I left work every night feeling thankful for the opportunity I have been given, and eager for what the next day has to offer. Being an intern for CUSE is an extremely rewarding experience, that made a lasting impact on my life.
Any college-aged young adults have completed at least one year of college are eligible and encouraged to apply. Interns should be energetic, outgoing, and have a heart to serve others. As an intern, we get to not only serve the underprivileged community, but also the groups that come to serve with us.
The Cathedral Urban Service Experience provides valuable mission experience to youth groups looking to serve the underserved communities in the urban environment of downtown Houston. There are not many programs like CUSE that provide the complete inner-city mission experience. Over the course of the summer, we visit numerous service sites such as The Beacon, Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston, and the Houston Food Bank, to name a few. All of the mission sites aim to serve the underserved by providing goods and services. Whether it is sorting and packing food products, or washing and sorting clothes, CUSE participants can have fun and know they are helping others in need.