NEW: 2017 Internships
NEW: 2017 Internships

LAUNCH IS

Matching you with a role that fits
your skills and interests
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Going in community, alongside
experienced mentors and others like you.
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Exploring ministry in a learning,
growing environment

(Ministry Exposure)

(Ministry Exposure)

Serve alongside experienced missionaries in this culturally diverse country. Ministry opportunities include camp ministry, health care, theological education, English teaching/tutoring, or work with children and youth at risk, just to name a few. Spanish is helpful.

(Refugee Ministry)

(Refugee Ministry)

Connect with refugees by working alongside the local church to foster relationships through ESL classes, summer camps, and other cultural lessons. Learn from experienced SIM Canada teammates as you work together among individuals and families from many African nations that are closed to the gospel.

(Church Planting)

(Church Planting)

Catch a vision for what it takes to become a church planter. Spend time with experienced church planters to gain exposure through visiting rural church-planting efforts, from early stages to well-established churches. Training topics include linguistics, tribal ministry and leadership, and orality (ways to teach those who learn by listening rather than reading).

(Cultural Exposure)

(Cultural Exposure)

Immerse yourself in Paraguayan culture by living with a local host family. Learn culture, language, and day-to-day life in rural Paraguay while assisting in local ministry and being mentored by an experienced SIM missionary. Spanish is required.

(Refugee Ministry)

(Refugee Ministry)

Learn alongside missionaries and churches as they intentionally engage refugees in the local community. Use your gifts and hobbies to connect and build relationships with a variety of ages and people groups. This could include English ministry, children’s ministry, and much more.

(Cross-Cultural Ministry)

(Cross-Cultural Ministry)

Engage with one of the most difficult to reach people groups in the world. Join our team of experienced missionaries who have been working among this people group abroad and in the U.S. for more than 30 years. See creative partnerships in action with the church and local community as they seek to connect this growing population to Christ.

(Relational Ministry)

(Relational Ministry)

Exercise your gifts through an internship in one of the hardest to reach countries of South America. Designed for growth in areas of cross-cultural learning, spiritual life, and Christian service, this opportunity will allow you to develop and grow as you serve in a variety of ministries, from evangelism to partnering with Uruguayans in a church setting, and everything in between. Spanish is required.

(Children, Youth & Community Ministry)

(Children, Youth & Community Ministry)

Gain hands-on mission experience and develop your ministry gifts as you help meet social needs in the community and work with children and youth. You will learn and grow while partnering with career missionaries who will invest in you. French is a plus.

(Ministry & Cultural Experience

(Ministry & Cultural Experience

Step into ministry that fits your gifts and skill set, and develop your cross-cultural and language acquisition skills—all while building relationships and learning from seasoned missionaries. Ministry areas include, but are not limited to, teaching, engineering, ESL education, work with the disabled, and information technology.

(Ministry Exposure)

(Ministry Exposure)

Join our rich history of serving in Ethiopia by using your gifts in an established ministry of SIM. Diverse opportunities include health care, sports outreach, indigenous church ministries, children’s and youth ministry, and work among the disabled.

(Agriculture & Community Development)

(Agriculture & Community Development)

Use your experience in farming as ministry in this rural setting, where you will work alongside missionaries and Nigeriens to enhance their current efforts. If you are interested in teaching others while continuing to learn, this opportunity will expand with your knowledge and experience. A local conference center also provides other community learning and training opportunities.

(Culture & Ministry Exposure)

(Culture & Ministry Exposure)

Come as a learner and explore life as a missionary in Niger. Working with both missionaries and Nigeriens, you will have the chance to be involved in churches, projects, and a wide range of day-to-day.

(Women's Ministry)

(Women's Ministry)

This predominantly Muslim nation is one of the world’s most impoverished countries. Opportunities to offer hope and compassion are great. Connect with women, who are often underserved in their communities, through sewing ministry, literacy programs, and health classes. French is a plus.

(Education Practicum)

(Education Practicum)

Bless Nigerian and international students by teaching as part of our team at Hillcrest School in Jos. If you are studying education or are interested in serving in a school setting, why not begin by gaining a better understanding of teaching overseas? Other positions may include assisting with administration, teaching art, coaching athletics, and more.

(Medical Evangelism)

(Medical Evangelism)

Gain experience addressing patients’ spiritual needs in a cross-cultural medical setting. This unique opportunity partners with the Medical Strategic Network’s summer Whole Person Care Preceptorship. You will receive training and will practice giving whole person care in the U.S. for five weeks prior to heading to Nigeria.

(Ministry Exposure)

(Ministry Exposure)

Serve alongside Nigerian Christians as you connect in this English-speaking country to build relationships and engage in evangelism and discipleship. Ministry settings include children’s work, media/writing/videography, community development, literacy and ESL, health care, sports and community outreach, orphan ministry, and more.

(English Ministry & Cultural Exposure)

(English Ministry & Cultural Exposure)

Learn from the rich history and various peoples who call this region home while teaching English in both formal and informal settings. Build relationships with an unengaged people group as you work with children or university students. Opportunities to study Mandarin are available.

(Language & Cultural Experience)

(Language & Cultural Experience)

Build relationships in South Asia as you teach English and study the local language. Learn about the culture as you come in contact with students, teachers, language partners, and neighbors. Your investment into these lives among a least-reached people group will reinforce already existing ministries as well as build new connections for the team’s ongoing ministry.

(Ministry & Cultural Exposure)

(Ministry & Cultural Exposure)

Bring a friend and partner together in this large South Asian country while you do intense language and culture training and explore options for ministry. Opportunities include information technology, business, ESL education, sports outreach, university ministry, youth camps, and prayer ministry.

(Missional Leadership & University Ministry

(Missional Leadership & University Ministry

Cross cultures while training in leadership and missions. Paired with a Japanese university student, you will learn and serve together in a variety of ministries, including disaster relief and discipleship. Training topics include culture and contextualization, disciple multiplication, mentoring, leading for change, and more.

(Classroom & Student Support)

(Classroom & Student Support)

Help our missionary team as you engage with international students grades K–12 while providing classroom and student support. Those interested in teaching are especially encouraged to apply. Other roles may include helping with sports, art, tutoring, special needs, administration, and more.

(Church Planting & University Ministry)

(Church Planting & University Ministry)

Invest in relationships with university students while participating with the Thai Church in urban church planting efforts. As a new person on campus, your presence as a foreigner will draw interest, and your relationships with students can open doors for you to introduce them to Jesus and connect them with a local church.

(English Ministry)

(English Ministry)

Relate to university students through teaching English. You will impact the lives of future engineers, business owners, and those entering a wide range of career paths. The relationships you build can naturally lead them to connection with the local church.

(Home School Teacher)

(Home School Teacher)

Some missionary families serve in areas where schooling options are limited. Help keep them in position to serve their communities well by helping meet their children’s educational needs. As you teach these children, you will also have the opportunity to serve with and learn from career missionaries.

(Sports Ministry)

(Sports Ministry)

Team up with our Sports Friends staff and Thai church leaders as you play and teach sports. Use the international language of sports to engage interest in the community, lay a foundation for relationships, and connect people with a local church (or a new church plant).

NEW: 2017 Internships
NEW: 2017 Internships
Intern William – Intermission [Blog #4]

Intern William – Intermission [Blog #4]

I am currently sitting at my gate in the Seattle airport waiting on my flight to Paris before I head on to Abuja. And while I am super excited about this, let’s talk about all that is (or now was I guess) the Whole Person Care Preceptorship. 30-ish people. 7+ cities visited. 5 weeks. 2 national parks. 1 summer that’ll last a lifetime. Gosh, there’s no way I can cover all that has happened since the last update. (I know, it’d be easier if they had actually happened on time, but that’s life.) So I guess the two big things have been the PrePro week and our Arizona excursion. So we’ll fill yall in on those. “PrePro” stands for Pre-Professional, and pretty much it’s a week where undergraduate students who are pre-med, nursing, PA, PT, etc. come in to learn a little of what we’ve been getting this whole program. … Read More

Intern William: If You Give an Introvert True Community [Blog #3)

Intern William: If You Give an Introvert True Community [Blog #3)

If you give an introvert true community, he’s going to be skeptical. When he’s skeptical, he’ll be polite but look for a problem. When he doesn’t find a problem, he’ll actually begin to open up to these people. When he opens up to these people, friendships will form. When these friendships are with people who have the same passions, interests, and love of Christ, amazing things can happen. Ok, so maybe it’s a little bit of a cheesy intro (and if you don’t get the reference, revisit childhood with a quick search for the book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie), but it is very true. Last time I was on here – and yes, I realize that was two weeks ago despite my lofty goals – I wrote about how great things were happening as we went and talked with patients on wards, which is still great, but not … Read More

Intern William: Would It Help If I…[Blog #2]

Intern William: Would It Help If I…[Blog #2]

Would it help if I …shared this with you? …left this on the table? …prayed with you? Last Saturday afternoon was our first patient experience with the Whole Person Care Preceptorship here in Redlands. After listening to various speakers that morning and the night before discuss spiritual care and faith in medicine, at 1:00 PM we all loaded up to head to Loma Linda University Medical Center. These thirty-some-odd healthcare students were ready, albeit slightly uncertain in a few cases, to finally put what we had learned into practice. We all found our partners, mentors, and respective floors where we would be visiting patients and away we went. Our first two patients that day were great. Both welcomed us into their lives and shared more than I know of a good deal of my friends back home. Our job this first day was just to practice taking a spiritual history, … Read More

Intern William: The End of the Beginning [Blog #1]

Intern William: The End of the Beginning [Blog #1]

And then there was one. Seven days ago I arrived here in Charlotte, NC where I met the other eight SIM short-term missionaries (STA’s) that would be going through orientation with me. They have all now departed to begin their journeys to various parts of the world and have left me here alone to reflect on the incredible things that have happened this past week. A quick recap to make sure everyone reading is up to speed: In May I finished my first year of medical school (Woohoo!), and am now enjoying what is commonly referred to as my “last summer”. After this, school becomes pretty much a year-round thing (woohoo…). So armed with the knowledge that this was my last good chunk of free time for a long time, considerable amounts of time, research, and prayer went into deciding how best to spend it. My biggest desire was to find … Read More