Missions Training Internship

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Our missions training internship prepares people to be engaged in ministry among the world’s least reached nations. Graduates of the program become eligible to be considered for field positions in more than 30 countries.

The program lasts 9 months. Upon successful completion of the residential program, graduates have the opportunity to participate in an optional 3 month externship with a ministry team in one of many countries.

As a Hillside Intern you’ll join a group of passionate, fun, and diverse people working to make the gospel accessible to unreached peoples. The internship is a 9 month residential program. The nine months you’ll spend in Richmond, Virginia as an intern will prepare you for cross-cultural ministry. (Don’t worry if you’re not completely settled on being a missionary, the training is valuable for any ministry focus.) The program also includes an additional 3 month “externship” option which you would spend in an unreached people group area. Some of the past externship destinations have included China, Afghanistan, Turkey, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, India, and Mexico.

You’ll spend time in our downtown, store-front office Monday through Friday working on projects aimed at establishing Christian community in specific areas. You’ll attend a number of fast-paced, exciting classes that will challenge your worldview and give you a new appreciation for working dry-erase markers. You may even start drinking black coffee! You’ll live with other internship participants and learn that community sometimes means keeping both 2% AND skim milk in the fridge so that everyone is happy.

The internship hours are divided up so that 80% of your time is spent working with our team on projects and mission tasks. During this time interns gain valuable experience through hands-on activities and projects in the office. The remaining 20% of time is spent  in a more formal classroom setting studying and learning. Here is an overview of the dates, and course material for the internship program:

Intern Life

As an intern, you will also make life-long friends that become like family. Be ready to immerse yourself in an adventure that will change you and the world around you.


Okay, I’m interested. How do I apply?

Fill out the Online Internship Application and check your email! We’ll contact you soon!


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