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 missional 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 more clearly SEND’s vision for a community and what your role might be in fulfilling that vision.
  • Ministry skills: Become noticeably more confident and/or proficient in making disciples.
  • Life skills: Grow adept at 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 SEND's missional communities where interns can explore cross-cultural life and ministry.


Map to short-term missions


Use your gifts and talents to make a difference by going on a short-term trip with SEND. Whether you’re interested in Business as Mission, church planting, camp ministry, 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? A SEND missions coach can answer your questions, guide you to a well-fitting experience, and help you with support raising. Our coaches work with our field missionaries all over the world to match your interests with the best opportunity in SEND.

Missions Trip Opportunities

Discipleship & Ministry Practicum
Individuals who are interested in exploring what it might be like to work among the...
Term: Short-Term (2 weeks - 1 year)
Country: US (Immigrants & Refugees)
NYC | Equip Diaspora Training Program
Workers to spend 10 months in New York City learning and reaching out to internationals. The...
Term: Short-Term (2 weeks - 1 year)
Country: US (Immigrants & Refugees)
Engage Alaska/Yukon Internship
Young adults who are ready for an intense discipleship course in the Far North.
Country: Alaska, Canada
Term: Short-Term (2 weeks - 1 year)


Group Trips

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