Frequently asked questions
US Two-Year Internships — San José
Servant Partner’s two-year internship equips mature disciples as servant leaders who actively love the urban poor through communal and experiential discipleship. Interns live together, study Scripture together, and minister together while pursuing a deeper relationship with God. One intern described her experience as “a two-year crash course in deeper discipleship.” If you’re looking to go deeper in your relationship with Jesus and you want to grow in serving the poor, this could be a great place for you!
The two-year internship begins in the fall each year. The application period for Fall 2021 sites begins in January.
March 7, 2021
Interview Weekend: Virtual sessions, April 10, 2021. In-person interview weekend TBD, due to COVID-19 restrictions. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Internship Duration: Fall 2021 - Spring 2023 for two-year program.
Rolling dates for international internships in Marseille and Middle East.
Interns Commit to Community
Interns live together in an urban poor neighborhood near one of our partner churches. This is an intentional community living experience where interns are eating together, praying together, serving their neighbors together as well as learning to love and reconcile with one another.
Interns Commit to Discipleship
Interns will be open to hearing the voice of God in new and unexpected ways--in the Scriptures, from staff members, from neighbors, and from each other. We begin in the early fall with a three week trip to an overseas slum to give interns a vision for urban church planting and holistic community transformation. Upon returning to the US, interns serve and live among their low-income neighbors to personally understand the needs and struggles of the neighborhood. As they participate in the ministry of a local church in their communities, interns receive practical training on the ins and outs of church planting and community organizing among the urban poor.
International Internship — Vancouver (BC), Canada
Vancouver (BC), Canada
We are not accepting interns in Vancouver for 2021, but will reopen in 2022.
The Vancouver internship is for anyone looking for a comprehensive discernment tool to gain experience and prepare you for long-term ministry among the urban poor. Come live and serve among our neighbours in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside in order to personally understand the complex struggles and assets in a rapidly gentrifying and culturally diverse neighbourhood. We would love for you to join us in empowering local leaders through grassroots organizing and strengthening Jesus Communities. We are not accepting interns at the moment, but will post openings when available.
Our diverse team is developing local leaders in 3 ways: building thriving multi-ethnic Jesus Communities, advocating for justice through grassroots organizing and creating opportunities for greater economic stability. We have a vibrant partnership with Strathcona Vineyard and are involved in multiple local and broad based organizing groups in the city.
Through training workshops, inductive Bible study, coaching and mentoring, you will deepen in their knowledge of God’s heart for the poor and gain the skills of church planting, organizing and developing leaders. You will be encouraged to grow in character, pursue healing, and to develop your spiritual gifts as you invest in your neighbour. Each intern class will also be spending 2 months in South Asia in order to gain international experience among the poor, and experience the initial work of determining where a site could establish itself long-term as well as language and culture learning. Interns who are ready to take initiative and responsibility for their learning process thrive at our site.
Saskatoon (SK), Canada
We are not accepting interns in Saskatoon for 2021.
The Saskatoon internship is for anyone seeking to participate in the ministry of reconciliation through community organizing and local leadership development.
International Internship — Manila, The Philippines
Manila, The Philippines
We are not accepting interns in Manila for 2021, but will reopen in 2022.
For two weeks to six months, interns experience life in a slum community in Manila. Participants stay in local squatter homes, build relationships, and participate in the ministry of a local church in the squatter community. Interns receive biblical teaching on urban ministry, visit other thriving ministries in the city, take strategic prayer walks, and experience the ways other parts of the city impact squatter life. The internship can be tailored to fit the interests and desires of the individual, and the length of time is negotiable. Anyone over 18 years of age may apply. It is open to both individuals and teams.
International Internship — Marseille, France
Marseille is France’s second largest city, with one of the highest immigrant populations by percentage in Europe. If you want to learn French and work with immigrants from North Africa, maybe you're ready for this French Connection. We are currently accepting applications for 6 - 18 month internships from those who are considering cross cultural development work in the francophone world.
We have relationships with several local immigrant non-profits and mostly focus on work with young adults, youth and children; these are Europe's third culture kids (neither African nor French, but something new and globaly focused). One would need to be a self-starter, as the city is expensive and though it's nice to be in France, many people have suffered due to the coldness of its people. This may the place for you if you're looking for a challenging and creative ministry. It’s also a great place to learn French and prepare to work in French-speaking North Africa.
International Internship — Middle East
Come join our team working in a major city in the Middle East. Our staff
live in a densely populated working class Arab neighborhood with a high
percentage of refugees. Its specific religious context is Muslim and our
staff are focusing on building relationships in the refugee community.
Refugees in this context are always living for the hope of leaving, whether
to Europe or the United States. Many are stuck with a sense of
Our team has worked alongside the local refugee community to build a
community center directly in contrast with this spirit of hopelessness to
work towards building a sense of hope-filled community right where they are
We are looking for individuals to come encounter God while serving
alongside our refugee friends. The interns would live in the community and
learn some Arabic. The primary role would be working at the community
center providing English language classes and potentially getting to
participate in other programs offered there (including fitness and art).
The interns would join in some of the team life as they work, pray and
worship together for the community. Applications are currently closed and will reopen when there is availability.