NLAI offers mission internships ranging from 9 weeks to 1 year in length. The most popular time for an internship is the end of May to the beginning of August (our Summer internship), but other options are available. Please scroll down for specifics regarding Internships with NLAI.
We have five goals for each intern.
To grow in your relationship with Jesus, resulting in noticeable life transformation.
To understand “calling” and to more clearly discern God’s will for your life at this time.
To discover and develop your passions, skills and gifts
To positively impact the ministry in which you serve during your internship
To gain valuable experience serving internationally
What You Can Expect
Each intern is shepherded and supervised by our Director of Training & Pastoral Care, Rob Mehner, a former chemical engineer and businessperson with over 20 years experience as an ordained Spiritual Formation Pastor. After a brief time in language school, you will spend the following percentages of your time in these ways (approximately):
60% - serving the needs of the ministry in whatever way is most helpful to the ministry
25% - working on specific projects/tasks which match your passion, skills, and gifts
15% - focusing on spiritual growth and processing your internship while it is happening.
Minimum of one year past high school graduation
Completion of NLAI Intern Application Process
Adherance to NLAI and field ministry policies and rules
Ability to raise sufficient funds to cover the costs of your internship
Costs (Approximate; we will help develop your specific budget)
Airfare (Varies by location and time of year)
International Insurance (Generally less than $10/week)
Initial Costs (about $1300)
Personal and Ministry Costs ($125/week)
A 9-week internship would be approximately $2500 plus airfare.
2020 Internship Dates
Winter/Spring Internship/Practicum: January 4 - March 7 (9 weeks)
Summer Internship: May 30 - August 1, (9 weeks)
Fall Semester Internship/Practicum: September 19 - November 21 (9 weeks)
Custom Internship Dates Available
Deadline to Apply
The application process is best when started 90 days or more before your arrival date.