JANUARY 6 – APRIL 21, 2020

SPRING

APPLY BY: SEPTEMBER 15, 2019
MAY 26 – AUGUST 7, 2020

SUMMER

APPLY BY: FEBRUARY 1, 2020
AUGUST 18 – DECEMBER 2, 2020

FALL

APPLY BY: APRIL 15, 2020

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

JOIN LAUNCH
and help bring God’s good news to hard places!

LAUNCH 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 LAUNCH 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

2020 LAUNCH INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

If you don’t see something you’re looking for, ask us about additional internships beyond LAUNCH, including: Europe, medical rotations (for qualified students, residents, and professionals), student teaching (positions in international schools around the world)

NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA

BOLIVIA

*Fit | Children & Youth Education | Health Care
Serve alongside experienced workers in this culturally diverse country to partner with the local church and make disciples among the least reached. Spanish is helpful but not required.
(Spring, Summer, Fall)

CANADA

Children & Youth | Marginalized People | English
Engage in life changing relationships with people from different communities: from First Nations people to refugees 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 | Education English | Sports
Explore various opportunities to minister to the least-reached communities in Ecuador. Whether your passion is special needs education, financial training, or anything in between, see how God can use you to make disciples.
(Spring, Summer, Fall)

PARAGUAY

Children & Youth | Education English | 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, Fall)

PARAGUAY

Media
Prepare materials and resources for the local Church in their recording studio. Work on audio recording, program content, graphic design, and other media resources for local Christians. Spanish is required.
(Spring, Summer, Fall)

PERU

Support | Health Care
Work behind the scenes with a dental outreach and evangelism team in rural Peru. Assemble and tear down clinics, prepare equipment, help with childcare, and generally support the team. You will also be able to build friendships with people in the community.
(Summer)

UNITED STATES

Marginalized People | English
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 this growing population to Christ.
(Spring, Summer, Fall)

URUGUAY

*Fit | Children & Youth | Sports
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 required.
(Spring, Summer, Fall)

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

AFRICA

BURKINA FASO

English
Gain hands-on mission experience and develop your ministry gifts as you help meet social needs in the community through teaching English. French is helpful but not required.
(Spring, Fall)

NIGER

*Fit | Education | Support
Come as a learner and explore ministry alongside both missionaries and Nigeriens. You can be involved in a wide range of activities that serve the SIM team and local ministries, including IT, communications, education, and construction.
(Spring, Summer, Fall)

NIGER

Marginalized People
Offer hope and compassion to women in this predominantly Muslim nation, which is one of the most impoverished countries in the world. Opportunities include sewing ministry, literacy programs, and health classes. French is helpful but not required.
(Spring, Fall)

NIGERIA

*Fit | Children & Youth | Marginalized People | Education | Health Care
Partner with Nigerian Christians to build relationships and make disciples. Ministry settings include media, urban ministry, community development, ESL, orphan ministry and more.
(Spring, Fall)

NIGERIA

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 going to Nigeria.
(Summer)

ZAMBIA

Children & Youth
Join SIM’s rich history of serving in Zambia by using your gifts in an established ministry. Diverse opportunities could include working at Mongu Youth Center, Choma Youth Center, or Mukinge Hill Academy, a primary school for grades 1-7.
(Spring, Summer, Fall)

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

MIDDLE EAST

UNDISCLOSED

Marginalized People
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 working with refugees from two countries.
(Summer)

ASIA

EAST ASIA

Children & Youth | English | Business
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

Children & Youth | English | Business
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 | Marginalized People l Education | English
Build relationships as you study the local language and serve alongside our team in a variety of ministries. Whether you are working with children, teaching music, or training people in work skills, all our ministries seek to plant healthy churches among the Muslim population.
(Spring, Summer, Fall)

SOUTH ASIA

*Fit | Marginalized People
Spend time with the marginalized, develop leadership skills, and learn to love Hindus, Muslims, or Buddhists. Explore options for ministry while you embark on a language and cultural learning experience.
(Spring, Summer, Fall)

THAILAND

Education
Teach children in missionary families who serve in areas where schooling options are limited. Meeting these needs keeps families in a position to serve their communities well and gives you an opportunity to learn from them and serve alongside them.
(Spring, Fall)

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

OTHER

TREK 2020

Marginalized People
Do you have a heart for the least reached? Have you considered serving among nomadic peoples? Join us for Trek 2020 on a truck traveling off the beaten path to visit nomadic communities throughout Ethiopia and Kenya.
(Fall)

GET STARTED

If you’re interested in joining our LAUNCH 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.