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"Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, 'Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?'

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

Been on a trip, but still want more?

MTW internships allow a deeper glimpse into the life of a missionary. Some of our programs 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.

What are MTW Internships like?


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

Thank you for your interest in serving on a summer internship. You can explore opportunities for summer 2018 here. Once you've found an internship that interests you, click on the "Get Started" button in the description to begin the application process. If you're interested in serving outside of summer, we also have other 1–11 month internships here.

Summer internship dates vary by ministry site. Most internships will run from late May through the end of July, which includes a required pre-field training and debriefing. We have other options of varying lengths between May 1 and August 31.

Deadlines and fees:
•Application deadline for 2018: January 31.
•Sites are filled on a first-come, first-served basis and fill up fast!
•Application fee: $50. Once you complete Parts 1 and 2 of your application, you will be presented with the opportunity to pay the application fee.

Fundraising and expenses
What about fundraising & expenses?
How much will I need to raise to serve as an intern?
For our traditional summer dates (from late May to late July or early August), a total budget can range from $3,500 - $7,000, depending on the area of the world.

What on-field expenses are typically included in an internship budget?
Ministry-related housing, food, and 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.

When do I have to have the funds raised?
Once you are approved to serve and invited to serve on a ministry site, a budget will be provided. We encourage interns to raise 80% of their budget sixty days prior to their assigned departure date. This will allow us to make the necessary travel and training arrangements. 100% of your budget support is required before you will be allowed to 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.
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 mobilizer and team leader your need to meet certain criteria and to get this info 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.
Living situation
Where will I serve and live?
Where will I live?
Housing varies by location but 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, an internship coach will share with you alternatives to your choices if they feel you might have a better experience in a different location.
Internship requirements
What are the requirements for an internship?

Age requirement
Generally, interns must be 18 or older to serve with Mission to the World as a volunteer intern. 


Most internship locations do not require language proficiency, with the exception of Latin America placements where some level of Spanish is required.

Vaccination requirements

A current tetanus shot is required, and we assume all childhood immunizations have been completed. Beyond that, we recommend what the CDC recommends.

Insurance Requirements
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.

Available dates
Do you have internships available year round?

Yes. The internships on our search page occur during the summer, but if you'd like to serve outside of the traditional summer months, we’d love to help you. Many of our ministry sites have options that can take place at anytime during the year. Please note your dates of availability when you apply.

One Day in the Life of a Summer Intern in Ireland: A Video

What's it like to be a missionary? This will show you a day in the life of a summer intern ministering in Kilkenny, Ireland, with MTW.

MTW Internships: What Are They Like? A Video

Internships (ranging from 1–11 months) are an important aspect of our ministry around the world. Watch one intern's experience in Cambodia.

Sports as Missions in Bulgaria: A Video

Sports is a great way to build relationships. Interns spent part of their time playing baseball and lacrosse, opening doors to the gospel.

Blogging Angk’jeay

An MTW intern narrates his summer serving in a Cambodian village.