Mission internships

 
Mission internships offer opportunities for adults (age 18 and older) to serve on 2–18 month assignments locally and abroad. These internships help you learn cross-cultural disciple-making skills that will launch you into a lifetime of ministry, wherever God calls you. Cross-cultural ministry is not reserved for professional missionaries, and unreached people are all around the world, in places both near and far. Every believer can be a part of Jesus’ Great Commission to make disciples of all nations!

Mission internships combine training with service, helping mission interns to learn by doing. All mission interns are engaged in Launch, a three-phase discipleship training course that includes personal study, group learning, and, finally, online support as each intern joins a long-term missionary in their country of service and delves into the new language and culture.


Also consider Vida220, a 10-month international discipleship school that helps people “step out of the status quo toward the radical lifestyle of discipleship.” Vida220 is part of VidaNet, a Costa Rican discipleship network. Learn more about Vida220 here.

Assistant to school director | Alta Verapaz, Guatemala

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

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. 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. 

Bakery/coffee shop entrepreneur | East Asia

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Asia
  • Location Sensitive
  • Ministry category Business for transformation, Hospitality, Pioneer witness

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Work in a growing bakery in East Asia that supplies baked goods to local coffee shops along the Silk Road, or manage one of the coffee shops. Passion for baking, coffee and training others needed.

Bible college volunteer | Palestine

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Middle East
  • Ministry category Education

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Bethlehem Bible College exists to offer high-quality theological education and training for Christian leaders. Explore options here.

Business for transformation intern | Lancaster, Pa., U.S.

  • Service term length or program Mission internship
  • Region of service North America
  • Location Lancaster, Pa., U.S.
  • Ministry category Business for transformation

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Intern at The Stroopie Co., a benefit corporation that bakes traditional Dutch cookies (“stroopwafels”) while providing employment to the refugee community in Lancaster County. Learn how kingdom business can be a vehicle for holistic transformation in people’s lives. Preferred deadline for applications is March 1 each year.

Business worker | Central Asia

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

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Entrepreneurs, business consultants, accountants, and others with business training and experience will use their skills in the marketplace to have a social, economic, and spiritual impact in a small developing country. Various business opportunities abound for people with initiative and flexibility.

Child care assistant/home-school teacher | Thailand

  • Service term length or program Mission internship
  • Region of service Asia
  • Location Thailand
  • Ministry category Education, Pioneer witness

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Provide child care for missionary children, ages ranging from 2–9. A two-month minimum commitment, up to one year, with open-ended start and end dates. Travel with the family, assist with homeschooling, and have a front-seat experience of a pioneering cross-cultural mission. Experience with caring for young children and previous cross-cultural experience preferred.

Children at risk intern | Guatemala

  • Service term length or program Mission internship
  • Region of service Latin America
  • Location Guatemala
  • Ministry category Children at risk

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Intern with the organization We Help Children, focusing on prayer and service in an orphanage setting. Be a part of the healing journey for the children living there. Preferred deadline for applications is March 1 each year.

Children's program worker | Cambodia

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Asia
  • Location Cambodia
  • Ministry category Education, Community development, Health

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Help with a children’s character development program, and possibly discipleship and mentoring within a rural house church movement. College degree in education preferred.

Christian camp developer | Tenglo Island, Chile

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

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. 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.

Church developer | Andes Mountains, Chile

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Latin America
  • Location Andes Mountains, Chile
  • Ministry category Leadership training, Pioneer witness

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Disciple local believers in house church or simple church communities in the Andes Mountains. Agricultural work and English teaching are also possible.

Church developer | Chile

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

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Participate in an existing house/simple church network in Chile by working alongside business people and their families. Engage in ongoing proactive discipleship of national leaders. Possible part time work/business in the community.

Church developer | Kosovo

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service Europe
  • Location Kosovo
  • Ministry category Hospitality, Muslim ministry, Pioneer witness

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Strengthen and encourage a small body of believers by participating in discipleship and congregational life, as well as spending significant time reaching out to the community.

Church development worker | Halle, Germany

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship, International volunteer (55+)
  • Region of service Europe
  • Location Halle, Germany
  • Ministry category Community development, Leadership training, Muslim ministry

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Contribute to an inner-city church by assisting in children’s ministry, Sunday worship, immigrant ministry, and/or church building renovation and maintenance.

Church development worker | West Africa

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Africa
  • Location West Africa
  • Ministry category Education, Leadership training

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Be apprenticed to carry on the leadership development work of a seasoned EMM worker. Engage in both formal and informal discipleship. Applicants must be able to live and travel in in very basic, rural conditions. Fluency in French is strongly preferred. Given the cultural context, this position is for male applicants only.

Church worker | Korçë or Shkodër, Albania

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

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. 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.

Community development worker | Central Asia

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

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Work in community development as a trained counselor, health professional, consultant, engineer, agricultural specialist, or teacher in a multicultural city in Central Asia. Get involved in a local fellowship or house church. Four-year university degree required.

Deaf ministry assistant | Orange Walk, Belize

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Latin America
  • Location Orange Walk, Belize
  • Ministry category Children at risk, Education, Leadership training

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Join a Deaf Mennonite church in ministering to Deaf children and young adults, who are often marginalized. Interpret for Deaf youth in high school. Explore employment possibilities for Deaf youth. Proficiency in American Sign Language required.

Discipleship intern with FSJ | Kaiserslautern, Germany

  • Service term length or program Mission internship
  • Region of service Europe
  • Location Kaiserslautern, Germany
  • Ministry category Health

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Join German students in a discipleship training and service program called Freiwilliges Soziales Jahre (Voluntary Service Year). Includes a three-week outreach to another country where hope is desperately needed.

Discipleship intern with VidaNet | Heredia, Costa Rica

  • Service term length or program Mission internship, Discipleship Team
  • Region of service Latin America
  • Location Heredia, Costa Rica

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Join a 10-month international discipleship school called Vida220 that challenges young adults to experience growth as disciples of Jesus as well as servanthood in the church and beyond. Engage in intense training, practical ministry experiences, and leadership opportunities. Preferred deadline for applications is June 1 each year. (Apply through EMM to participate in this opportunity.)

Elementary or high school teacher | Tegucigalpa, Honduras

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship, International volunteer (55+)
  • Region of service Latin America
  • Location Tegucigalpa, Honduras
  • Ministry category Education

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Teach at Academia Los Pinares in Tegucigalpa. Housing and salary offered. Visit pinares.org for more information.

Engineer | Southeast Asia

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

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. A growing manufacturer of water filters in Southeast Asia needs engineers to provide technical assistance in developing new equipment for more efficient manufacturing, as well as assistance with product design and development. Applicants are welcome to consider shorter, project-based assignments, or long-term service.

English teacher | Southeast Asia

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

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Teach English to school children and youth at a private English learning center. Take advantage of the long-term visa the school can provide, and collaborate with EMM teammates to build multiplying communities of discipleship.  A bachelor’s degree and TESOL certification are required.

English teacher | Central Asia

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

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. 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.

English teacher | Cusco, Peru

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

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. 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.

English teacher | East Asia

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

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Work in a university teaching oral English, or teach children at a training center. Opportunities exist in a variety of educational settings and for a variety of skill levels.

English teacher | Puerto Montt, Chile and surrounding region

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

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. 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.

English teacher | Rural Cambodia

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Asia
  • Location Rural Cambodia
  • Ministry category Children at risk, Education

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Mentor children and youth while teaching basic English skills. ESL training or experience preferred.

English teacher | South Asia

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

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Serve as an English teacher at an international mission school. Be involved in the spiritual and character development of students through mentoring relationships. Partner with and support the local church.

English tutor | Prague, Czech Republic

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship, International volunteer (55+)
  • Region of service Europe
  • Location Prague, Czech Republic
  • Ministry category Education, Hospitality

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. 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.

Gateway city internship | Marseilles, France

  • Service term length or program Mission internship
  • Region of service Europe
  • Location Marseilles, France
  • Ministry category Muslim ministry, Pioneer witness

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Immerse yourself in the richly multicultural society of the southern French port city of Marseilles. Intern for 10–12 months learning French alongside African immigrants, building relationships, and sharing the love of Jesus. Team with other interns, living in dorm-style rooms. Come under the wings of long-term missionaries and get a glimpse into the plethora of opportunities for mission that exist in this gateway city. Preferred deadline for applications is March 1 each year. 

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