LAUNCH INTERNSHIPS 2021

NIGERIA

SPRING

JAN. 12 – APR. 28, 2021

 SUMMER*

MAY 25 – AUG. 6, 2021

FALL

AUG. 17 – DEC. 10, 2021

Expand the questions below to learn more about our 2021 internships in Nigeria.

Urban Ministries: SIM Nigeria has a wide array of ministries in the inner city of Jos with opportunities developing in Kano. We have multiple care centers for orphans and vulnerable children, a widow’s center, three schools, and opportunities for engagement in evangelism in prisons, brothels and the motor park. We welcome those interested in children’s ministries, discipleship, sports, outreach, creative arts, sewing/crafts farming and agricultural assistance, and vocational skills.

Medical/Health: SIM Nigeria has several possibilities for hospital placement in various clinical specialties. We welcome medical electives and medical mission exposure trips for doctors, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and other medical professionals in training. Those further on in their training are likely to find this more beneficial than their juniors. The medical exposure trips include clinical observation and practice of skills under Nigerian supervision, surgical observation, visits to clinics and other health care settings, village medical outreach, community health, HIV/AIDS prevention and engagement with missionary health care professionals. Opportunity exists to engage in public health projects when established ahead of time.

English/Literacy: Interns may engage in adult literacy and TESOL programs in a variety of settings. There are opportunities to teach English in IDP camps (internally displaced people=refugees), in urban settings with Muslims, and in church settings.

Children/Youth: Over half of the population is under the age of 14! We have many opportunities, particularly in City Ministries with a variety of children/youth ministries including teaching, youth pastor, children’s ministry, sports ministry, VBS programs (in August) or after-school activities.

Teaching: Though most schools close their sessions in July, we welcome interns to teach Bible, math, or English (or other topics) to IDP students, assist in curriculum development, or to encourage local teachers in creative teaching methods. Open Doors is a special education center who welcomes education majors, K-6. Student teaching positions are available at Hillcrest School.

Business/Management: We welcome business or marketing consultants in several ministries. We can place those with office or secretarial skills, training in hospital administration or accounting, and those willing to teach business skills to nationals. We are also interested in those with entrepreneurial skills to come alongside Nigerian business people to learn how things are done in this culture with an aim to encourage and offer suggestions for expanding businesses.

Communications: We are looking for candidates with skills in photojournalism, graphic design, marketing, writing, and web design. Several ministries and the SIM office desire interns with these skills to help.

Computers/Technical Areas: Those with computer programming or teaching skills have opportunities to lend their expertise in our orphan care center schools (teaching/tutoring), teaching units in the ECWA Institute of Computer Technology on various topics, or using Lego Robotics to offer seminars in the community. We wish to develop hydroponics, water systems and community development in Nigeria for those with engineering or technical skills. Often there are construction projects that can use general helpers, experienced painters and those with electrical, plumbing, or masonry skills.

Vocational Skills: We welcome those with practical skills in agriculture, animal husbandry, farming, catfish raising, auto repair, and cooking/catering to assist in local ministries and develop vocational training opportunities.

SIM Nigeria is often able to customize a placement based upon a candidate’s skills and interest. Talk to us and let us consider how your skills can be used to bless others within our ministries or with local ministries.
Opportunities could include ministering to street kids, widows, IDP camps, etc. Also some possibilities for medical work through various hospitals & clinics, as well as medical outreaches to rural communities. Finally, we offer teaching/teacher training opportunities.
SIM work started in Nigeria with seeking to share the hope of Christ with Muslims. With population growth that challenge remains. Through ministry opportunities and an exposure trip to a least-reached area, we wish to encourage interns to pray about whether God would have them serve here.

We work in close—but not exclusive partnership—with the local Church, usually under Nigerian leadership.
Our team includes SIM workers from Canada, Ireland, USA, the Netherlands, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Australia plus Nigerians of many different ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
Mainly urban in SIM housing
Work hard, be willing to listen and learn, show respect to elders, and contribute insights when appropriate.

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.