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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 two weeks to a year.

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

INTERNSHIPS

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).

Internship Opportunities

Minneapolis | Refugee Ministry
Needed:
Our Diaspora North America team is seeking passionate Christ-followers eager to guide others...
Term: Long-Term (3+ years), Mid-Term (1 - 3 years), Short-Term (1-3 months), Short-Term (2-4 weeks), Short-Term (4-6 months), Short-Term (7-12 months)
Country: North America (Immigrants & Refugees)
Engage Czech Republic Internship
Needed:
SEND Europe is looking for missionary interns in the Czech Republic. During this internship...
Country: Czech Republic, Europe
Term: Short-Term (4-6 months), Short-Term (7-12 months)
Lancaster, PA | Arabic Speaking...
Needed:
Our Lancaster team is looking for Jesus followers willing to make a difference in the lives...
Term: Long-Term (3+ years), Mid-Term (1 - 3 years)
Country: North America (Immigrants & Refugees)

MISSION TRIPS

Mission Trip Opportunities

Engage Diaspora
Needed:
Do you have a passion for making an eternal impact by serving the needy? Join our short-term...
Country: North America (Immigrants & Refugees)
Term: Short-Term (2 weeks - 1 year), Short-Term (4-6 months), Short-Term (7-12 months)
Minneapolis | Strategic Prayer Walking
Needed:
Want to make a lasting difference in our diverse Twin Cities communities? Join us for prayer...
Country: North America (Immigrants & Refugees)
Term: Short-Term (2 weeks - 1 year)
Transcaucasia | Engage Georgia...
Needed:
Engage Georgia provides an opportunity for you to grow in your own relationship with Jesus,...
Country: Eurasia, Transcaucasia
Term: Mid-Term (1 - 3 years), Short-Term (2 weeks - 1 year)

STANDARDS OF EXCELLENCE IN SHORT-TERM MISSIONS

As an accredited member of the Standards of Excellence, SEND roots the development of its programs in the SOE's 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.

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