LAUNCH INTERNSHIPS 2021
JAN. 12 – APR. 28, 2021
MAY 25 – AUG. 6, 2021
AUG. 17 – DEC. 10, 2021
Expand the questions below to learn more about our 2021 internships in Zambia.
Mongu Youth Center
Do you have experience working with individuals ages 14-30? Do you have a passion for them to learn about Jesus? Are you a team player and also a self-starter with the ability to work independently at times? Do you have some skills and talents that you would like to share with others for the glory of God? If so, this just may be what God has prepared you for. We need additional staff to help us introduce new programs at our youth center and to challenge the youth in their walk with Jesus. Imagine the impact you could have for eternity!
You will work with the resident SIM couple and the Zambian staff to organize and run weekly and monthly activities at the youth center, such as Bible studies, outreach activities, discussion groups, seminars, etc., and be directly involved in the lives of youth by way of counseling, mentoring, and discipleship.
The people taking on this role must have a strong vision for and love of youth. They must be very open and available to talk and spend time with the youth. They will ask you many questions about Christianity and life in general. The ability to interact with them in games and activities is important.
Choma Youth Center
Mukinge Hill Academy
Mukinge Hill Academy needs classroom assistants to help an enthusiastic and motivated group of Zambian primary school children on their learning adventure. Take this opportunity to work with Zambian children, experience a classroom at Mukinge, and be stretched by living in Zambia. The role of a classroom assistant is to help the teachers by assisting children individually with their work, grading their work, and other related classroom and school tasks. MHA is a private day school for children in and around Mukinge. It uses the Zambian curriculum for most subjects, supplementing that with other curriculae for certain other subjects. The school currently caters to grades 1-7. All teaching is done in English. This is a good opportunity for someone who wants to spend some time between high school and further training or a few years into an education degree program and wants to gain some experience in teaching. A heart for children and a desire to help them learn is all that is necessary.
MHA is staffed with both missionary and Zambian teachers. Most, if not all, students are Zambian. The school board is comprised of church leaders, parents, and community representatives. As a part of this internship, you'll need to be able to work in that kind of environment. It is recommended that anyone looking to serve have some experience working with young children; e.g., Sunday school teaching would be helpful.
2. Be of good character and be a positive influence on the Zambian staff and role model for the children.
3. Behave in a professional manner in school e.g. time keeping, dress, interactions with staff and pupils.
4. Be willing to take part and give your best in the areas where there is need.
Kasempa Foundations has begun teaching Foundations for Farming, a ministry that teaches farmers how to be faithful and productive with the resources God has given them and is working alongside a local pastor who is establishing life groups through a program called Dignity, a ministry aimed at equipping people to reach out and help their own community. It is hoped that through these life groups, Foundations for Farming will be taught and also nutrition education focusing on preparing food from locally available crops. Other key areas to be established that are aimed at improving nutrition are hygiene, sanitation and good childcare practices.
A love for Jesus and people and a heart to equip, empower and capacity build are a must. Anyone interested in agricultural aspects of community development would benefit most during the Fall session as that is when crops are planted.
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.
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.