Engage Ukraine

Note: Internships in Ukraine are on a temporary hold.

Experience cross-cultural missions by living and ministering in Kyiv or Odessa, Ukraine. Take advantage of Ukraine’s extensive train system to travel around the country, exploring life and ministry outside of the capital. This internship can help you:

Grow spiritually. Meet with an experienced SEND missionary for mutual prayer and encouragement.

Explore a new culture. Rely on public transportation. 
Eat borsht. Shop outdoors. And that’s just your first week. Throughout your stay, there will always be an intriguing aspect of culture to explore.  

Study a language. Our experienced Ukrainian and Russian teachers will help you communicate, even if you get off the plane barely able to say “da.”

Live in community. SEND has worked in Ukraine for more than 15 years. Join a team that has a long history of supporting one-another in ministry and in life. Live, study and minister alongside other Engage Ukraine participants, sharing the struggles and joys of cross-cultural life.

Serve the Ukrainian church. Actively participate in a local body of believers. Take your language and cultural lessons and use them to engage the lost through English clubs, children’s clubs or campus ministries. 

Engage Ukraine interns choose one of three tracks: A TESOL track, in which interns use their English teaching skills in outreach; a Christ to the Nations track, in which interns develop relationships with foreign students studying in Kyiv with the aim of sharing Christ; and a Community track, in which interns work alongside Ukrainian partners in a variety of ministries to help reach communities for Christ.

Engage Ukraine sessions can be 3, 6, 9 or 12 months long, and ideally will start in September, January, March or June. Learn more here. 

If you are interested in learning more about cross-cultural missions by serving in Ukraine, please fill out this short survey and a missions coach will connect with you. 

Click here to learn about SEND's other internships.