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.

Ministry assistant | Lancaster, Pa., U.S.

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service North America
  • Location Lancaster, Pa., U.S.
  • Ministry category Community development

Make disciples of Jesus through getting involved in the church life of Rivers Edge Fellowship, a congregation in a multi-cultural Lancaster City neighborhood. Opportunities to serve include youth ministry, worship leading, community service and evangelism, church administration, and property care-taking.

Technology intern | Lancaster, Pa., U.S.

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

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Handle technology and media needs for EMM's Christian/Muslim Relations Team (CMRT). Projects range from mailing list updates and computer backups to creating smooth systems of sharing information and resources in a secure yet accessible way. Learn about CMRT work through team meetings, periodic travel for speaking engagements, and one international trip with a team member.

Urban ministry/teaching intern | Baltimore, Md., U.S.

  • Service term length or program Mission internship
  • Region of service North America
  • Location Baltimore, Md., U.S.
  • Ministry category Education, Community development

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Join a local church community that seeks to be part of gospel transformation in southwest Baltimore. Serve through a variety of community ministries, including a small school run by the church. Learn principles of holistic urban ministry. Preferred deadline for applications is March 1 each year.

Christian-Muslim Relations Team mission intern

  • Service term length or program Mission internship
  • Region of service North America
  • Location Lancaster, Pa. or remote
  • Ministry category Muslim ministry

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. This internship will enhance the Christian-Muslim Relation Team’s (CMRT) mission of equipping Christians for their interactions with Muslims. The CMRT seeks a student or professional 18 years or older with skills in one of the following areas:

  • Videography
  • Curriculum development
  • Storytelling/communications
  • Website development

The successful candidate could be an upper-level student in a degree program involving the skills above, with interest in Christian/Muslim relations, missions in a Muslim ministry context, or intention to be involved in long-term irenic ministry among Muslims.

Bible teacher | West Africa

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Africa
  • Location Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone, Guinea
  • Ministry category Education, Leadership training

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Teach the Bible to established churches throughout West Africa who are hungering for teaching from an Anabaptist perspective. Assignments could range from weeks to years in length. This opportunity is suitable for someone interested in non-resident mission work.

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.

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.

Petra Peacebuilders intern | Malaga, Spain

  • Service term length or program Mission internship
  • Region of service Europe
  • Location Malaga, Spain
  • Ministry category Community development, Leadership training

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Intern with Petra Peacebuilders, a non-governmental organization that cares for peacebuilders and humanitarian workers worldwide. A startup based in Malaga, Spain, Petra was formed to serve these valuable global workers who are often working in the areas of the world that are most difficult to be in and are therefore vulnerable to burnout. Support this work as an executive assistant to the CEO, as she and the core team provide practical support to these humanitarian workers through on-site resilience training, short-term and long-term coaching opportunities, and debriefing after challenging (and sometimes traumatic) field assignments. The work is full-time, with a minimum commitment of six months and a maximum service length of two years. Preferred deadline for applications is March 1 each year.

Going Public internship | Cardiff, Wales, U.K.

  • Service term length or program Mission internship
  • Region of service Europe
  • Location Cardiff, Wales, U.K.
  • Ministry category Community development

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Participate in a Going Public internship, in partnership with Glenwood Church, for up to 10 months in the Welsh capital city of Cardiff. Gain experience in a whole host of areas alongside British and expatriate youth. Areas of service include youth or children’s work, community work, social action, teaching and facilitating, sports ministry, or creative arts. Develop skills and explore new gifts, grow in knowledge, be challenged, strengthen faith, engage in personal reflection, and be missional for the kingdom and for the world. Preferred deadline for applications is March 1 each year.

Media technician | 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. Serve a growing transformational business that is bringing affordable access to clean water in Southeast Asia. As a media technician, produce and edit videos and train local technicians in order to provide communication messages that serve the transformational objectives of the business. Applicants are welcome to consider shorter, project-based assignments, or long-term service.

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.

Web designer/app developer | 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. Web and app designers are needed to help a growing transformational business in Southeast Asia, which is bringing affordable access to clean water and Living Water to its employees and community. Could serve on location or remotely. Applicants are welcome to consider short, project-based assignments, or long-term service.

Discipleship intern with FSJ | Kaiserslautern, Germany

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

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. Intermediate proficiency in German is required. Preferred deadline for applications is April 3 each year. 

Medical worker | Sierra Leone

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Africa
  • Location Mattru Jong, Sierra Leone
  • Ministry category Community development, Muslim ministry, Health

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Physicians, X-ray technicians/ultrasound techs, nurses, midwives, physical therapists, public health specialists, and a hospital administrator are needed to help train local staff and serve at a rural hospital in the Mattru Jong village. Be involved in disciple-making relationships as opportunities arise. Preferred deadline for short-term applications is March 1 each year.

Church developer | Kosovo

  • Service term length or program Long-term
  • Region of service Europe
  • Location Kosovo
  • Ministry category 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.

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.)

Language/culture immersion intern | North Africa

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

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Tour a North African country — or remain mostly in one city — learning Arabic and sharing the good news of Christ’s love and forgiveness with locals in creative ways. Be equipped to work with refugees and immigrants, developing a deeper understanding of the region from which many of them come.

Health care worker | Central Asia

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

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Work with one of several health clinics run by non-governmental organizations in a capital city in Central Asia. Seek additional opportunities to serve and build relationships locally.

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.

Middle and high school teacher | Vietnam

  • Service term length or program Long-term, Mission internship
  • Region of service Asia
  • Location Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Ministry category Education, Community development, Pioneer witness

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Teach "Essential Skills and Dispositions" courses at a private school to Vietnamese middle and high school students. Full-time schedule of 24 class periods per week (40 minutes per period). Language of instruction is English; Vietnamese interpretation provided. This assignment continues the training program established by Donna Keener in 2008–2009. Donna will provide orientation and introduction to the curriculum, and will coach as requested based on time availability.

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.   

K–8 teacher | South 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. Serve as a teacher at a private K–8 school that is a missional presence in a small town. Possible subjects include English, music, computer, math, and physical education. Get involved in a local fellowship. Prior teaching experience in a school environment or a degree in education strongly desired.

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.

Teacher/student life coordinator | Lezhë, Albania

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

Every EMM worker's primary focus is to make disciples of Jesus. Work with students at the Lezha Academic Center, a Christian secondary school staffed by American and Albanian teachers. Plan events and ways to connect with students relationally, or work as a teacher.

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.

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.

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.

Ministry center assistant | Tenglo Island/Puerto Montt, Chile

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

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

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

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. 

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

Provide child care, discipleship, and mentoring for missionary children. 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. Preferred deadline for applications is March 1 each year.