EMBARK

Mission Internships 2023

An internship that could change your life
JAN. 10 – APR. 26, 2023

SPRING

APPLY BY: OCT. 10, 2022
MAY 23 – AUG. 4, 2023

SUMMER

APPLY BY: JAN. 15, 2023
AUG. 15 – DEC. 8, 2023

FALL

APPLY BY: MAY 15, 2023

Around the world, people are living and dying without ever hearing the name of Jesus. Imagine a world where that is no longer true.

JOIN EMBARK
and help bring the good news of Jesus to hard places!

Embark is an intensive internship experience with SIM for those considering long-term ministry.


SERVE
in a role that fits your skills and interests.

 

GO IN COMMUNITY
alongside experienced mentors and teammates.

 

EXPLORE MINISTRY
in a learning, growing environment.

WHAT DO EMBARK INTERNSHIPS LOOK LIKE?

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR EXPERIENCE

  • A coordinator dedicated to helping you find the opportunity that best suits you
  • U.S.-based orientation and book study
  • Cross-cultural ministry experience
  •  Mentorship by experienced cross-cultural workers in your country of service
  • Language learning (many locations)
  • U.S.-based debrief and follow up

2023 EMBARK INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

If you don’t see something you’re looking for, ask us about additional internships beyond Embark.

NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA

BOLIVIA

*Fit, Children & Youth, Cultural Exposure, Education, English, Leader Development, Theological Education
Serve alongside experienced workers in this culturally diverse country to partner with the local church and make disciples among the least reached. Opportunities include engineering, camp, and discipling shoe-shiners. Spanish is helpful, but not required.
(Spring, Summer, Fall)

CANADA

Children & Youth, Cultural Exposure, Development, English, Marginalized People, Support
Engage in life-changing relationships with people from different communities: from newcomers to victims of human trafficking. Whether you’re leading camps, teaching ESL, or serving at the margins, you’ll learn more about God’s heart for all people.
(Spring, Summer, Fall)

ECUADOR

*Fit, Children & Youth, Cultural Exposure, Development, English, English, Support
Explore various opportunities to minister to the least reached communities in Ecuador. Whether your passion is special needs education, serving refugees, financial training, or anything in between, see how God can use you to make disciples.
(Spring, Summer, Fall)

PARAGUAY

Children & Youth, Church Planting, Cultural Exposure, Development, Education, English, IT, Marginalized People, Media/Comms, Sports
Immerse yourself in Paraguayan culture by living with a local host family. Learn day-to-day life in rural Paraguay while assisting in local ministries and being mentored by an experienced cross-cultural worker. Spanish is required.
(Spring, Summer, Fall)

UNITED STATES

Business, Cultural Exposure, Development, English, Leader Development, Marginalized People, Media/Comms, Music/Art, Sports, Support
Relate to immigrants and refugees in the U.S. as you learn from our team of experienced cross-cultural workers. See creative partnerships in action with the church and local community as they seek to connect these growing populations to Christ.
(Spring, Summer, Fall)

URUGUAY

*Fit, Children & Youth, Church Planting, Cultural Exposure, Development, Education, Leader Development, Music/Arts, Sports, Theological Education
Develop your gifts and grow as you serve in a variety of ministries, from evangelism to partnering with Uruguayans in a church setting. You will be challenged in areas of cross-cultural learning, spiritual life, and Christian service. Spanish is required.
(Spring, Summer, Fall)

*Fit: This internship can be tailored to fit your passions and giftedness.

AFRICA

NAMIBIA

Children & Youth, Cultural Exposure, Education, Leader Development, Theological Education
Serve under local church leadership to impact children and youth in a nation where 60% of the population is under age 25. This ministry focuses on educating children who’ve never attended school by equipping them to enter the public school system and sharing Christ in the process.
(Summer, Fall)

NIGER

Church Planting, Cultural Exposure, Education, Marginalized People, Support
Offer hope and compassion in this predominantly Muslim nation as you explore ministry alongside both missionaries and Nigeriens. You can be involved in a wide range of activities that demonstrate Christ’s love. French is helpful, but not required.
(Spring, Summer, Fall)

NIGERIA

*Fit, Children & Youth, Church Planting, Cultural Exposure, Development, Education, Engineering, English, Health Care, IT, Marginalized People, Media/Comms, Sports, Support, Theological Education
Partner with Nigerian Christians to build relationships and make disciples. Ministry settings include urban ministry, teaching, business, communications, IT, orphan ministry, and more.
(Spring, Summer, Fall)

NORTH AFRICA

*Fit, Business, Cultural Exposure, Education, Engineering, English, Media/Comms, Support
Use your skills in engineering, business, web design, or other areas to engage least-reached communities. Expect to take initiative in your work and ministry. Additional ways to serve include accounting, community development, and English clubs.
(Spring, Summer, Fall)

ZAMBIA

Children & Youth, Cultural Exposure, Development, Education, Health Care, Marginalized People
Join SIM’s rich history of serving in Zambia by using your gifts in an established ministry. Diverse opportunities could include working at a youth center, elementary school, or in agricultural and community development roles.
(Spring, Summer, Fall)

ZIMBABWE

Children & Youth, Church Planting, Cultural Exposure, Development, Education, Leader Development, Marginalized People, Support, Theological Education
Step into a cross-cultural context as you serve the people of Zimbabwe by building relationships among the people and exploring a variety of ministries that you can support depending on your gifts and passions.
(Spring, Summer, Fall)

*Fit: This internship can be tailored to fit your passions and giftedness.

MIDDLE EAST

UNDISCLOSED

*Fit, Business, Children & Youth, Cultural Exposure, Development, Education, Marginalized People, Sports, Support
Experience the culture and begin learning the language in an organized training program. This opportunity will provide you an open door to engage and partner with others serving alongside local churches.
(Spring, Summer, Fall)

*Fit: This internship can be tailored to fit your passions and giftedness.

ASIA

CENTRAL ASIA

*Fit, Business, Children & Youth, Cultural Exposure, Development, Leader Development, Marginalized People, Media/Comms, Sports, Support
Come alongside local partners to gain vision for serving long-term in unreached areas. Much of the ministry involves spending time with youth as well as additional opportunities for those studying social work, medicine, agriculture, textiles, women’s ministries, and other areas.
(Summer)

EAST ASIA

Children & Youth, Cultural Exposure, Development, Education, English, Marginalized People, Support
Learn from the various least-reached peoples who call this region home while teaching English in both formal and informal settings. Opportunities to study language or gain business experience are also available.
(Spring, Summer, Fall)

JAPAN

Business, Children & Youth, Church Planting, Cultural Exposure, English, Leader Development, Support
Cross barriers as you serve the local Church by helping with summer ministry outreaches to the local community. As you build friendships, you will build bridges between non-Christian Japanese and the Church.
(Summer)

SOUTH ASIA

*Fit, Business, Children & Youth, Cultural Exposure, Education, English, Leader Development, Marginalized People, Media & Comms, Music/Arts, Sports, Theological Education
Spend time with the marginalized, develop leadership skills, and learn to love Hindus, Muslims, or Buddhists. Whether you are working with children, offering therapy, using your gifts in art and photography, or training people in work skills, all our ministries seek to plant healthy churches among the least reached.
(Spring, Summer, Fall)

THAILAND

Children & Youth, Church Planting, Cultural Exposure, Development, Education, English, Leader Development, Marginalized People, Media/Comms, Music/Art, Sports, Support
Teach children of cross-cultural workers or engage in a variety of other ministry opportunities like sports ministry and church planting. Gain a deeper understanding of culture and life in community as you serve alongside a multi-ethnic team.
(Spring, Summer, Fall)

*Fit: This internship can be tailored to fit your passions and giftedness.

EUROPE/HWTH

EUROPE/HOW WILL THEY HEAR

*Fit, Children & Youth, Church Planting, Cultural Exposure, Education, English, Marginalized People, Sports, Support  
Unite with HowWillTheyHear to share Christ’s love among migrant and refugee communities. Collaborate with workers from many agencies to serve in a variety of ways: from English education to sports to community outreach. Express the love and compassion of Jesus to those who may otherwise live and die without hearing His name.
(Summer)

*Fit: This internship can be tailored to fit your passions and giftedness.

OTHER

BAM (BUSINESS AS MISSION)

Business, Children & Youth, Cultural Exposure, Development, Education, Engineering, English, Health Care, IT, Leader Development, Marginalized People, Media/Comms, Support
Opportunities are expanded regularly as more and more people explore the idea of serving in a business, starting a business, or working for a company aboard. Your skills and gifts may fit one of the connections we have around the world. Come with a teachable spirit.
(Spring, Summer, Fall)

GLOBAL FRONTIER MISSIONS

Children & Youth, Church Planting, Cultural Exposure, Development, Marginalized People, Theological Education
Partner with an organization that serves in the Atlanta area among refugees while you learn and grow in Scripture, sharing the gospel and working as a team. This unique opportunity helps prepare people for cross-cultural service at home or abroad.
(Spring)

MEDICAL ROTATIONS

Health Care
Complete a medical school rotation with SIM! We work with hospitals worldwide to provide an excellent placement that will meet your requirements. This opportunity is open to qualified students and residents.
(Spring, Summer, Fall)

STUDENT TEACHING

Education
Educate the next generation of cross-cultural workers and world leaders through your student teaching placement! Learn from your cooperating teacher and engage the world in your international school classroom. Opportunities exist at SIM and partner schools worldwide.
(Spring, Summer, Fall)

GFM TRAIN AND GO APPRENTICESHIP

Cultural Exposure, Development, Missions Training
The “train and go” apprenticeship includes GFM’s five-month Missionary Training School in Atlanta, GA followed by seven months serving on an SIM field in strategic locations.
(Spring/Fall)

WHOLE PERSON CARE PRECEPTORSHIP

Health Care
Help address patients’ spiritual and physical needs in a cross-cultural medical setting. This 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 5 weeks prior to a 3 week vision trip in Africa.
(Summer)

GET STARTED

If you’re interested in joining our Embark internship program, complete the below form, and a member of our team will be in touch to learn more about your interests and discuss next steps.

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Please note that SIM missionaries raise financial support. We trust God to provide and we will assist you in the support raising process! If this is a concern for you, our recruitment team will be happy to discuss this process with you further.