Internships

1-11 month opportunities for hands-on ministry experience in a cross-cultural setting while helping participants explore long-term service or missional living.

  • Real ministry
  • Discipleship
  • Cross-cultural
  • Hospitality
  • Partnership
  • Preparation

About Internships

Internships are for individuals interested in serving at one of our Envision sites for 1 month to 11 months. Individuals must be 18 or older by the time they launch with Envision and must be eligible to work within the US.

Would you join us?

Internships are available to anyone ages 18-35 who are looking to be developed as a missional leader. Whether an intern is looking to explore a call to missions, spend time serving, or wants to learn more about what it means to live on mission, they will be developed to grow deeper in their faith, capacity, skill sets and leadership skills. Each internship experience has two focuses – gaining practical ministry experience on the missions field and growing in discipleship with Envision Staff.

Get Started

As you explore what your role is in God's mission, you will experience these steps:

1) Choose the perfect location for you to serve by looking at our Envision sites.
2) Apply
3) Provide our Reference Form to three people of your choosing, people that can testify to what God has done and is doing in and through your life.
4) Meet the Site in an interview to discern fit.
5) Sign your Offer Letter and submit a $150 deposit.
6) Start on-boarding!
7) Attend a training offered multiple times a year.
8) Fundraise...we are here to help and cheer you on.
9) LAUNCH!

Our DNA

Our DNA that you will experience as you serve with us is as follows:

Real ministry: Participation in strategic Kingdom-changing work, not meaningless tasks

Discipleship: Personal investment and mentoring by site coordinators and associates

Hospitality: Warmly welcomed and well taken care of in a wide variety of ways

Partnership: Meaningful interactions with long-term workers, locals, and the national church

What others think about Internships

Share your feedback

It is amazing to see the ways that God shows up when we are focused on his mission and dependent on his spirit to move. I am beginning to expect God to show up in an unexpected way.

Tyler

I could share countless testimonies of the Lord's goodness this summer as He truly did immeasurably more than I could have ever asked or imagined in my life and in the lives of those around me.

Isaac

My site leaders encouraged me and supported me during my whole time here. They were available to me, and contributed much to my growth and development.

Brody

Frequently Asked Questions

Internships can range anywhere from 1 -11 months and can launch at any time. Many of our interns fall under the 1-3 month category as they participate in summer internships. However, along with the Site you are hoping to join, you ultimately get to decide! If you’re looking to go longer, you can join our 2 year Residency program as this is a great opportunity for those exploring longer cross cultural service.

Envision requires that all participants love Jesus and are passionate about joining his mission. On top of that, we require that all participants are 18 years or older by the time they launch to the field and are eligible to work in the U.S. There is also an application process where interns will be interviewed to determine if they are a good match for the site.

While must be 18 or older by the time you launch in order to participate in any individual program, our internships cover a range of participants ages 18-30. If you don’t fall into that age range and are still interested in serving –check out our GiveBack program to find more ways you can serve.

All interns are required to raise their support costs. The prices listed on each of our Site Pages (check out our sites pages) will show you the expected field costs per month. This monthly amount includes housing, food, ministry expenses, and transportation while on the field. In addition to the monthly amount, all international interns will have an additional travel insurance fee to raise for – prices vary based on length of service. The internship cost does not include your passport, vaccinations, and plane tickets. However, you can raise extra support funds to cover these costs.

If you do not already have the resources to participate, we encourage our interns to raise support from family, friends, and their local church. Not only is this a huge gift to you, but it gives you the chance to partner with the Body of Christ and bring others in on your ministry. If you have never raised support, don’t worry! We will provide resources and help coach you through it.

A non-refundable deposit will be required upon acceptance to the intern program. This deposit will go towards your training fees and not your total amount.

Yes! We hold multiple trainings each year. During the training, participants will receive teaching and interactive preparation on various topics like cultural intelligence, self-awareness, soul care, and more. Plus, we have a lot of fun! Our 2023 trainings will be in the spring and fall. Throughout your on-boarding process we will provide you with some virtual resources to help equip you for your time on the field.

Testimonials from former training participants:

“EMPOWERING. The sessions helped me get a clearer perspective on who I am and how I can become more intentional about adapting to the needs of people around me [to] love and serve them well. I really valued the emphasis on soul care and the availability of Envision staff to help me process the weekend.” -Samantha (Trek Year: Dominican Republic, 2020/21)

“I went into the weekend not really knowing what to expect. I came out feeling so refreshed and so much less nervous for the coming months. This isn’t going to only impact my internship but my life.”

“Having completed most of Nyack [College]’s intercultural studies degree (which basically teaches you how to live/work effectively overseas), I felt like this weekend covered all the crucial things I've learned at Nyack plus more.” -Scott (Alliance Volunteer: Middle East, Spring 2020)

On average, it takes 3-4 months from the start of the process to launching to the field. There are some factors that can affect launch however, ultimately, it depends on you and your motivation on how quickly you can complete the needed tasks.

The two factors that can determine how long it takes include attend one of the required trainings and how long it takes you to be fully funded.

YES! If you are already enrolled...

If you are already enrolled in a university and they require an internship or cross-cultural practicum, we are more than happy to facilitate it, provided that we meet the qualifications of your school. If this is your situation, bring up the requirements and qualifications during your inquiry or interview. Our site coordinators may be able to mentor you and "sign off" on any requirements necessary for the practicum credits.

While Envision is not an accredited educational institution, we do have a program called Trek Year where we partner with Crown College Online. With Trek Year, you can take college courses while gaining the hands-on ministry experience of an internship.

It is not necessary to speak the language of the country where you are going, but we do highly recommend that you try to learn some of the language before you go. Depending on where you go and for how long, there may be opportunities for you to do some language study while you are on the ground.

That can depend on the site and the time of year. If you are going in the summer, chances are you will be with a few other interns. You will definitely be with our Envision Site staff on the ground, regardless!

We would not send you to one of our sites if we did not think it was safe for you. Something to keep in mind, many of our sites are located in big cities and are in different cultures, so safety may look different than you typically define it in your current context. This is why you have Envision Site staff to guide you and provide you with tips and tricks. In addition, we cover security and safety in the training prior to you launching. We have never had a serious safety incident with any of our interns or volunteers.

Living arrangements depend on the site and time of year you go. Interns may live in a guest house or small apartment with other interns or potentially with a host home. This will be discussed as you get further in the process.

Internship Interest Form
All Envision interns must be 18 or older at the time of departure.
What would you consider your "sending" organization?
What kinds of ministries are you most interested in? Choose your top five interests.
Which Envision locations are you interested in? Choose your top three locations.
(Envision launches interns for 1 -11 months)