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SERVE IN MISSIONS

SUMMER INTERNSHIPS

DO YOU DARE?

Then I said, 'Here am I. Send me!'" (Isaiah 6:8b)

Dare to lead. Dare to see. Dare to serve. MTW volunteer internships allow a deeper glimpse into life as a missionary. Some of our internships couple serving in the field with focused Bible study and mentoring. Think God may be calling you to missions? An internship can help provide direction and bring clarity. Dare to go. Join the story!

The Well: A Mentored Internship in Bulgaria

FAQS

Internship requirements and preparation
What are the requirements for an internship?

General 
• Active involvement/membership in an evangelical church
• A clear testimony as a follower of Christ with an interest in global missions
• A love for and knowledge of the Bible as God’s Word
• A basic understanding of PCA beliefs
• Must be 18 years or older for most internships

Language 
Most internship locations do not require language proficiency, with the exception of France, which requires at least two years of college-level French, and Latin America placements where some level of Spanish is required.

Vaccinations 
A tetanus booster within the past 10 years and all routine immunizations (dT-diphtheria, tetanus; MMR-measles, mumps, rubella; and polio). We will be in contact about additional country-specific immunizations once you are approved. 

Insurance 
All volunteer (summer) internship participants are required to have a traditional medical insurance policy which will cover them for the entirety of their internship. If the insurance policy does not cover overseas travel, interns will need to purchase a supplemental medical insurance policy for their dates of service.
Training and Debrief
All summer interns are expected to participate in a series of training events that will be scheduled before leaving for the field, including a kick off event, cohort meetings, and a pre-field training. And after your internship concludes, you are expected to participate in time of debrief.

Application info, dates, & deadlines
How do I apply for an internship with MTW?

Thank you for your interest in serving on a summer internship. Explore opportunities for summer 2022. Once you've found an internship that interests you, click on the "Get Started" button in the description to begin the process. If you're interested in serving outside of summer, we also have other 1–11 month internships.

Dates: Summer internship dates vary by ministry site. Most internships will run from June 1 - July 31. We have other options of varying lengths between May 1 and August 31.

Deadlines:
•We are accepting applications for Summer 2022! Get started no later than January 20, 2022, to be considered. 
•Sites are filled on a first-come, first-served basis and fill up fast!

Living situation
Where will I serve and live?

Where will I live?
We will arrange appropriate housing for you. It may include sharing an apartment with other interns, living with missionary families, or occasionally living with national families. This is something determined by each team leader and varies according to each field.

Can I choose where I serve?
You are given a first and second choice for placement on your application. We encourage interns to be open and prayerful about serving in a different location in the event their preferences aren’t available. If at all possible we try to place you in your first choice. Our approval process is on a first-come, first-served basis, so if there is a site where your really want to serve, be sure to apply earlier rather than later. During the interview process, your candidate specialist will share with you alternatives to your choices if they feel you might have a better experience in a different location.

School credit
Can I get internship credit at my school through this program?

In many cases yes. However, it is your responsibility to share with your MTW candidate specialist and team leader your need to meet certain criteria and to get this information in writing from your school. You will need to assume responsibility for driving this process of meeting all requirements in order to get school credit.

Fundraising and expenses
What about fundraising & expenses?

Will I be paid?
Internships in our summer program are volunteer and unpaid. You will need to raise support to cover your expenses. Training in support raising will be provided.

How much will I need to raise to serve as an intern?
For our traditional summer dates (from June 1 – July 31), a total budget can range from $3,000 - $7,500, depending on the area of the world.

What on-field expenses are included in an internship budget?
Ministry-related housing, food, and airfare/transportation costs are included in your ministry budget. These costs are carefully determined by our missionary partners on each site. Once you are approved and invited to serve on your assigned ministry site, we will go over these details with you. Volunteers will need their own funds to cover personal expenses such as sightseeing or toiletries. 

When do I have to have the funds raised?
Interns are required to raise 100% of their support at least one month before they depart for the field.

What if I don't raise 100% of the funds?
If you are unable to raise 100% of the support in time for your set departure date, we will either revisit your departure date, look at other site options, or prayerfully decide the best next steps.

FEATURED STORIES

Broken Beauty: Finding the Gospel in Japanese Culture

What if there is beauty in that which is not perfect? In that which was broken and made new?

A Summer Internship Reveals a Surprise Call to Missions

What did I know about Ukraine? I knew it's near Russia and it’s cold. Still I found myself emailing the team leader for more information.

Growing in the Greenhouse: My Summer in Ukraine

Kristin Newman paints a picture of her summer in “The Greenhouse,” a cross-cultural missionary training and mentorship program in L’viv.

Seven Weeks in Japan: A Summer Intern's Perspective

When I first came to Japan I did not love this country. Now that I've been here for almost two months, things look a little different.