EM Cross-Cultural Internship SERVE IN ONE OF OUR PARTNER COMMUNITIES
The EM Cross-Cultural internship is a hands-on experience traveling and working throughout the summer months in one of our partner communities in the U.S. or across the globe. EM Interns join a team of 2-3 other young adults who work together to provide leadership and logistical support in the field for short-term mission teams. You will take the lead in coordinating critical details for the teams such as work projects, housing, food, water, and transportation.
Additionally, this paid missions internship allows you to embark on a journey through a full cross-cultural experience as you invest in relationships with the local people. Whether you're leading mission teams in building schools, conducting home repairs, feeding the homeless, or running children's programs, you will be a vital part of bringing hope to the lives of many while encouraging mutual influence and sustainable change in underprivileged communities around the world.
SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
Preferred candidates will possess strong leadership abilities, communication skills, the ability to problem solve and learn rapidly, teamwork capabilities, problem solving skills and self-motivation. Candidates must be willing to travel to their designated domestic or international community for the duration of the summer. Bonus skills include experience in construction, media, and the ability to speak Spanish.
STIPEND FOR PAID INTERNSHIP
$200/week when leading mission teams (housing and food included)
Appalachia, West Virginia
Navajo Nation (Arizona & New Mexico)
New York City
Talamanca, Costa Rica
ABBIE THIEBAUT — New York City
"Whether through meals, a glass of water, or a meaningful conversation, we were working to love our neighbors—to show them Christ by whatever means we had. I have come to realize that it was never about the number of mouths we fed or thanks received, but rather, about the love given." Read her story >
KATHRYN GRAHAM — Portland, Maine
"Being an EM intern shifted my world. I learned more about reliance than I ever knew I would need to put into practice, and I learned that part of the responsibility of leadership lies in the willingness to give things up to God, embracing the fact that I am simply human." Read her story >
TRENT ALSIN — Moore, Oklahoma
"I am so passionate about the emphasis that Experience Mission places on relationships over works in short-term missions. We would be terrible representatives of Christ if we were to come into a community, build a house for a family, and make no effort to interact with or get to know the people." Read his story >