Serve for six months in another nation!
Be trained • Serve overseas • Study along the way
The vision for DMI’s internship program is to:
- See more young people engage in missionary service
- Serve DOVE missionaries and churches around the world
- Develop interns in cross-cultural awareness and communication
We understand that during this time of uncertainty over international travel and personal health, those interested in missions may not want to commit to an internship at this time. If you are interested in one of our internship programs, please reach out to us! We would love to at the very least start the conversation.
Interns will serve as youth leaders in different capacities (lead youth group, hold Bible studies, organize activities and outreach). Interns will have the option of participating in church culture by preaching and/or serving on the worship team. There is no foreign language requirement.
Dates: February – August 2021
Cost: Startup $1,500; monthly $1,100
“God has been filling me with overwhelming boldness and confidence. I did a short ten-minute sermon at church about Esther and God has been giving me many opportunities to grow in that confidence.”
“Three of us took a big step of faith and agreed to lead worship at church. Over the next two weeks I learned guitar, Hannah learned keyboard, and Sierra learned how to lead a worship set. As we stepped out in faith, God was so faithful and we each experienced in one way or another a supernatural level of growth in our abilities to play and lead worship. When the time came for us to lead worship, everything went smoothly and we knew that God was a huge part of it.”
Interns will help Justin and Rawan Shrum, founders of The Justice Project, in their ministry to survivors of sex trafficking and support the Shrums practically in their home. They will serve survivors as needed and provide practical service tasks (cook, clean, childcare, etc.). Interns will also learn functional German.
Dates: September 2020 – February 2021
Costs: Startup $1,550; monthly $1,100
“God has been teaching me humility, dependence on Him, and how to be more outspoken with my faith.”
“I teach English to five women who are no longer being trafficked. One of them told me that my class makes her feel empowered and equipped to re-enter the world.”
Interns will work with the leadership of Shiloh Community Church in the areas of church planting, children’s ministry and junior high ministry. They will also participate in outreaches to urban youth in Cape Town. There is no foreign language requirement.
Dates: February–August 2021
Costs: Startup $1,950; monthly $1,000
“I want to thank my host family for bringing me into their family!”
Interns will serve primarily as a teacher’s assistant in the English classes at Centro Educativo Getsemaní, a school started by Julio and Jodi Rodriguez. They will also organize events for groups of students and participate in community outreach. Interns will also learn functional Spanish.
Dates: January–June 2021; June–November 2021
Costs: Startup $1,300; monthly $1,000
“I have been so blessed to be a part of the many teams coming to serve here in Guatemala and to teach in the Getsemaní school. I have seen God work and am thankful to be part of what He is doing here.”
NEW: USA – KENTUCKY
Interns will live on or near the University of Kentucky campus. They will help The Crossing Christian Fellowship, a DOVE church, with outreach to college students and other ministry opportunities that arise. Participants will also obtain a part-time job (for example, three days a week).
Dates: July– December 2020
Costs: Startup $1,100; monthly $2,000
NEW: AN ASIAN NATION
Interns will serve with an established ministry in an Asian nation working among college students. Three- and five-month internships are available. Interns will study the local language in a classroom setting.
You do not need to fill out our application for the Asian internship. Please contact us at or 717-627-1996 for information on next steps.
Dates: August 2020 – January 2021; February – May 2021
Cost: Three-month internship $7,500; Five-month internship $9,000