Mission internship

4 to 18 months
ages 18 and older

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Travel around the region to a circuit of churches, or offer training in a relevant specialty (e.g. evangelism, discipleship, etc.). This position could belong to a non-resident worker who visited the region once or twice a year.

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  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Africa
  • Location Nairobi, Kenya (or elsewhere in East Africa)
  • Ministry category Leadership training, Pioneer witness, International partnerships

Participate in an existing house/simple church network in Chile by working alongside business people and their families. Ongoing proactive discipleship of national leaders. Possible part time work/business in the community.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service South America
  • Location Various regions of Chile
  • Ministry category Business for transformation, Discipleship training, Leadership training

Teach English or computer skills to villagers willing to discuss spiritual matters. Native English speakers with at least two years of college in any field are qualified. A TESOL certificate would be helpful.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Central Asia
  • Location Sensitive
  • Ministry category Education, Muslim ministry

Contribute to an inner-city church by assisting in children’s ministry, Sunday worship, immigrant ministry, and/or church building renovation and maintenance.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Europe
  • Location Halle, Germany
  • Ministry category Health and community development, Leadership training, Muslim ministry

Work with the EMM team and a local Chilean couple to develop a Christian retreat center/camp on a beautiful island property near Puerto Montt. This position is ideal for those with skills in design and creativity, construction, and/or gardening and upkeep. Intermediate proficiency in Spanish is necessary.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service South America
  • Location Tenglo Island, Chile
  • Ministry category Business for transformation, Children at risk, Health and community development

Facilitate conversational English groups or classes in one of several possible settings. Interact with participants informally as time allows, participate in a Czech church, and build relationships.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Europe
  • Location Prague, Czech Republic
  • Ministry category Discipleship training, Education, Hospitality

Teach at PROMESA, a bilingual Christian school in Cusco. ESL training or experience preferred. The school year runs from March 1 through mid-December. Some proficiency in Spanish is necessary.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service South America
  • Location Cusco, Peru
  • Ministry category Children at risk, Education, Health and community development

Teach in isolated rural or island schools near Puerto Montt. The school year runs from March through December. Intermediate Spanish ability is required. Also possible to teach English to professionals to build relationships and for simple church networking.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service South America
  • Location Puerto Montt, Chile and surrounding region
  • Ministry category Children at risk, Education, Health and community development

Help with a children’s character development program, and possibly discipleship and mentoring within a rural house church movement. College degree in education preferred.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Southeast Asia
  • Location Cambodia
  • Ministry category Discipleship training, Health and community development

Serve as a medical professional working with the Peruvian Mennonite Church in its healthcare ministry among the Quechua.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service South America
  • Location Cusco, Peru and surrounding region
  • Ministry category Discipleship training, Health and community development, Leadership training

Make guests from all over the world feel cared for and welcomed at Amani Gardens Inn (formerly the Mennonite Guesthouse). Help managers stay in touch with the changing needs of guests. Engage with guests during breakfast and dinner; join them for tea when possible. Pastoral gifts, hospitable personality, and international experience desired.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Africa
  • Location Nairobi, Kenya
  • Ministry category Business for transformation, Hospitality, International partnerships

Work alongside the parents of a home for orphans to create a nurturing living environment.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Africa
  • Ministry category Children at risk, Discipleship training

The photojournalist will write articles and take related photos to facilitate communication with the North American constituency about EMM's work in the East Africa region.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Mission internship
  • Region of service Africa
  • Location East Africa
  • Ministry category Business for transformation, Muslim ministry, Pioneer witness, International partnerships

Help develop and improve the educational program of Bezaleel, a Mennonite boarding school for rural K’ekchi’ youth in grades 7–12. Assist with administrative duties. School year starts in January. 

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Central America
  • Location Alta Verapaz, Guatemala
  • Ministry category Education, Health and community development, Hospitality

Assist at Siloé, a ministry center on Tenglo Island that offers a place for camping, retreats, and summer workshops for children. Camp development experience helpful.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service South America
  • Location Tenglo Island/Puerto Montt, Chile
  • Ministry category Children at risk, Discipleship training, Health and community development

Work in community development as a trained counselor, health professional, consultant, engineer, agricultural specialist, or teacher in the multicultural city in Central Asia. Get involved in a local fellowship or house church. Four-year university degree required.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Central Asia
  • Location Sensitive
  • Ministry category Health and community development, Muslim ministry

In support of local church vision, build local relationships to bring the gospel to the community. Teaching positions and student ministry opportunities are possible avenues for relationship-building.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Europe
  • Location Korçë or Shkodër, Albania
  • Ministry category Discipleship training, Education, Pioneer witness

Teach four to eight children of EMM workers, grades pre-K through four. Homeschool curriculum, classroom, and supportive team provided.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Southeast Asia
  • Location Sensitive
  • Ministry category Education, Pioneer witness

Join a missional community devoted to prayer and the ministry of the Word (Acts 6:4) in the heart of an ancient Muslim community in a South Asian megacity. Participate in weekly equipping and be mentored. Grow in prophetic and prayer ministry, with opportunities to practice in the missional community and in the surrounding neighborhood.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Mission internship
  • Region of service South Asia
  • Ministry category Muslim ministry

Volunteer as a doctor or nurse at a medical facility. The nature of the work will be dependent on the worker's area of specialty. Experience or interest in tropical medicine is an asset.

Additional information

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Africa
  • Location Various locale
  • Ministry category Health and community development
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Getting started with an EMM assignment

  • Serving with EMM
  • What would I do?
  • Where would I go?
  • How does it happen?
  • Training
  • Service length

We are excited that you are exploring mission and service opportunities with Eastern Mennonite Missions.

EMM strives to help you discern and discover your call to ministry and match it with the opportunities that exist within the EMM community of relationships and partners.

If God is calling you to cross-cultural ministry, we invite you to contact us and begin the discernment process.

At EMM we know that God gifts people very differently so we do not expect everyone to serve in the same way. We expect a person's ministry to line up with their gifts, interests and calling. Your ministry can be built on your expertise and/or interest in teaching, business, hospitality, medicine and other types of ministry.


Explore specific EMM opportunities to fit your interests or training.

EMM has over 146 personnel serving in over 36 countries. We have been involved in many locations for decades. Our experience and history has enabled us to build valuable relationships that enable us to partner effectively with local believers and other mission initiatives.

Discover more about EMM's work in regions around the world.

To begin your journey in ministry with EMM you can do two things:

1 - Contact one of EMM's personnel placement coaches. Both Jimm and Sherrie are trained to help you discern your call to ministry and match you to a specifc location and ministry.

Contact Jimm Derksen if you are interested in a long-term assignment.
Contact Sherrie Ober if you are interested in a Mission internship.

2 - Start the EMM application process.


EMM places a high value on preparation for and continued learning throughout workers' assignments.
Effective training is Christ-centered, transformational, and equips people to become lifelong learners as well as trainers of others.

EMM training focuses on such things as discipleship, character development, servant leadership, mentoring, conflict and stress management, and self-care - in addition to context-specific ministry skills. Training expectations are dependent on mission assignment and term length.

Click here for more details of the training opportunities EMM provides.

EMM has mission and service opportunities for both short-term and long-term service - almost anything from 2 weeks to 4 years.

Click here for an overview of EMM's sending programs. There is something for almost everyone.

If you already know which program best suits you, click on one of these to see what opportunities are available: Kingdom teams | GO! summer| Mission internships | Long-term.