As a short-term missionary or intern with SEND, you have a valuable role on our ministry team. You have a place in God’s plan! 


While living in missions-minded communities, SEND interns explore:
  • Cross-cultural ministry: Serve on a team engaging in evangelism and disciple-making among the unreached.
  • Personal discipleship: Grow in Christ-likeness and obedience to God’s Word.
  • Clarity in calling: Understand SEND’s vision for developing meaningful relationships within a community, and explore your role in fulfilling that vision.
  • Ministry skills: Gain confidence as you help make disciples.
  • Life skills: Discover how to thrive while living in a cross-cultural context.
  • Academic growth: Fulfill university internship requirements for internships (in most cases).

SEND Missions Internships

Click the below to learn more about each of the teams where SEND interns can explore cross-cultural life and ministry. 


Map to short-term missions


Discover how to use your gifts and talents to make a difference by going on a short-term trip with SEND. Whether you’re interested in church planting, camp ministry, teaching English, business, or something else entirely, we have a place for you! Our flexible short-term opportunities range from a week to a year.


Need help finding the right short-term experience in a sea of options? SEND's missions coaches can answer your questions, guide you to an experience that suits you, and help you with support raising. Our coaches work with missionaries all over the world to match your interests with the right opportunity in SEND.

Missions Trip Opportunities

Muslim Ministry Team Member - Europe
Individuals with a heart to be immersed in a Muslim people group in order to draw them to...
Country: Albanian Ministries, Europe, Macedonia, Middle East, Muslim Ministries, Poland, Spain
Term: Long-Term (3+ years), Mid-Term (1 - 3 years), Short-Term (2 weeks - 1 year)
ESL Teacher - Europe
ESL teachers to build connections on a church-planting team.
Country: Albanian Ministries, Croatia, Europe, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Spain
Term: Long-Term (3+ years), Mid-Term (1 - 3 years), Short-Term (2 weeks - 1 year)
Church Planting in Rural Pueblo of Sig├╝enza
Individuals or families who desire to serve the Lord with their gifts and talents and add to...
Term: Long-Term (3+ years), Mid-Term (1 - 3 years), Short-Term (2 weeks - 1 year)
Country: Spain


Help your church engage with missions

Taking a group from your church on a short trip can deepen the whole congregation’s commitment to missions. But it’s a big endeavor, and we’re here to help. We provide the logistical support and training that can help your team thrive in cross-cultural ministry.

SEND supports the Standards of Excellence, seven best practices for short-term missions.

  1. God-centeredness Standards of Excellent logo
  2. Empowering partnerships
  3. Mutual design
  4. Comprehensive administration
  5. Qualified leadership
  6. Appropriate training
  7. Thorough follow-through

Find encouragement and ideas for your missions trip on our blog.

In our free Explore newsletter, you’ll meet five missionaries who have found their place in God’s plan—and want to help you discover yours! Sign up below to learn from their experiences and submit your own questions. 

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