If you're a student looking for ways to connect your classroom learning and desire to serve with hands-on experiences, THI offers a variety of opportunities for you to gain skills working with and learning about hunger and poverty—helping you connect your education to your sense of mission. Below are a few ways that students can connect to THI:



Go on a Mission Trip: THI and Baylor Missions co-host two mission trips: Hunger In America: A Mission Trip to Washington D.C., an 8-day trip which takes place in May, and Hunger in Texas, a week-long trip which takes place over spring break. Learn more→  




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Take an Independent Study Course: Students who participate in the Hunger in America Mission Trip: A Mission Trip to Washington, D.C. are eligible to register for an independent study, Hunger In America: SWO 5V70 or 4V70, course the following fall semester. This variable credit course includes a variety of additional readings and assignments. 



americorps VISTA in a community gardenServe as an AmeriCorps VISTA: AmeriCorps Volunteers In Service To America (VISTA) is a federal program often referred to as a domestic version of the Peace Corps. THI partners with several organizations to place VISTA members in our central office at Baylor, as well as our regional offices across the state. Positions can be year-round or over a summer. Learn more→  



graduate assistant Work as a Graduate Assistant: THI regularly employs Baylor graduate students who have received tuition remission from the university. We have had graduate students work with us from a variety of departments and schools including social work, public health, and the George W. Truett Theological Seminary. 



studentsComplete an Internship: THI provides internship placements for both graduate and undergraduate students in social work, journalism, public relations and a variety of other majors and departments. Internships can be in Waco or in one of our offices across the state.  


Baylor University Garland School of Social Work
811 Washington Ave.
Waco, Texas 76701
(254) 710-6900