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.
Thank you for your interest in serving on a summer internship. Our application process is closed for summer 2017. Please check back this fall to explore opportunities for summer 2018. Or find other 1–11 month internships here.
Dates: Most internships will run from late May through the end of July, which includes a required pre-field training & debriefing. We have other options of varying lengths between May 1 and August 31.
Deadlines and fees:
•Application deadline for 2018: TBD.
•Sites are filled on a first-come, first-served basis and fill up fast!
•Application fee: $25.
Interns must be 18 or older to serve with Mission to the World as a volunteer intern. Parental consent is required for any applicant under the age of 18.
Most internship locations do not require language proficiency, with the exception of Latin America placements where some level of Spanish is required.
Current tetanus shot is required, and we assume all childhood immunizations have been completed. Beyond that, we recommend what the CDC recommends.
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.
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.
Internships (ranging from 1–11 months) are an important aspect of our ministry around the world. Watch one intern's experience in Cambodia.
Sports is a great way to build relationships. MTW interns spent part of their summer playing Lacrosse, which opened up doors to the gospel.