Samaritan’s Purse Global Internship

“Go and Do Likewise” (Luke 10:37)

The Samaritan’s Purse Global Internship Program is an opportunity for college students and recent graduates to use their skills to impact the hurting world in a tangible way.

Whether at our international headquarters in North Carolina or in one of our field offices around the globe, young professionals will experience the intricate workings of an international non-profit while being a part of the greater calling to help impact the world in Jesus’ Name.

Stories from the Field

Samaritan’s Purse Global Interns don’t fetch coffee. They’re getting first-hand experience around the world learning what international relief work is all about. From helping to deliver babies to discovering God’s calling for their lives, read accounts from students like you as they serve with Samaritan’s Purse.

Read Stories from past Interns   

What Others Are Saying…

“I am going to be leaving a piece of my heart here. I have been so blessed by the people who have taken the time to get to know me as an individual and pour into my life. It has been such a privilege to intern at Samaritan’s Purse.”

– Olivia B., Biola University

“It’s been good to see this side of a non-governmental organization. I have a newfound respect for everything that goes into making it happen, and I can see this internship being very beneficial if I serve overseas with Samaritan’s Purse or a different organization in the future. Thank you for this opportunity.”

– Micah M., John Brown University

“I have enjoyed this internship and am thankful to have learned skills for the workplace as well as developed relationships with great people here at Samaritan’s Purse. God has definitely challenged and shaped me during my time here and I look forward to seeing how this internship program will grow in the years to come.”

– Michelle C., Biola University

“The host families were an excellent part of the internship. I couldn’t have done it financially without having a place to stay. I was so blessed by my time with my host family. Also, my trip to Botswana was the highlight of my internship and really gave me a full picture of what Operation Christmas Child does.”

– Emma D., Wheaton College

“This internship exceeded all of my expectations.”

– Briana T., Liberty University

“Quite simply, I loved my work. I’ve worked harder and grown more than I imagined possible. And the whole experience has left me hungry for more.”

-Lena S., Biola University

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about what this incredible opportunity entails, what kinds of internships are available, and more. Click the questions below to get all your answers.

Why intern with Samaritan’s Purse?

Serving through the Samaritan’s Purse Global Internship Program provides individuals opportunity to develop and grow their skills in a professional setting at our international headquarters in Boone, NC or in one of our international field offices. Our interns do not make coffee; they are given the opportunity to experience the intricate workings of an international non-profit while being a part of the greater calling to help impact the world in Jesus’ Name.

What does a typical internship look like?

There is no typical internship with Samaritan’s Purse. Work varies by department and current needs. Here are examples of what past interns have accomplished:

For Domestic:

  • Programs and Government Relations: Assisted the Disaster Assistance Response Team leader of Samaritan’s Purse response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
  • Operation Christmas Child – International: Traveled to Cyprus and Singapore to help facilitate annual national leadership conferences.
  • Communications: Traveled to New Jersey to write a story on the response efforts for Hurricane Sandy. Helped with media requests during the Ebola outbreak.
  • Programs and Government Relations: Worked directly with the Vice President to write and edit a nationally published opinion piece. Researched, developed and wrote his testimony for the congressional hearing on the Ebola outbreak.
  • Programs and Government Relations: Researched and developed a protocol for patient stabilization after snakebite, now implemented in South Sudan field office.

For International:

  • Cambodia: Designed infographics reflecting our response efforts for the refugee crisis on the border of Thailand. Traveled to project sites to develop and design country overview booklet.
  • South Sudan: Worked with headquarters to implement a new financial database while working with the national staff on daily budgetary duties.
  • Haiti: Worked with health staff, developing training tools for Maternal and Child Health program to teach and equip locals through community outreaches and individual home visits.
  • Mozambique: Wrote and photographed projects around the country to document and illustrate Samaritan’s Purse work in Food and Economic Security, Health and Nutrition, and Water and Sanitation.
  • Philippines: Worked with program manager executing logistics to provide clean water for schools. Taught hygiene classes and developed promotional materials throughout the country.

Is this a paid internship? What additional expenses are covered?

Yes! We offer competitive stipends for both internships. Domestic Interns receive a competitive monthly stipend and will have the opportunity to live for free with a host family from Samaritan’s Purse. Food costs and transportation to and from Boone, NC, will be the responsibility of the intern. For International Interns, we offer a monthly stipend and will also cover housing, food, visa, and flight costs.

When are internships available and when are the deadlines?

2015 Terms:

  • Spring (January – May) International only. Application has closed.
  • Summer (June – August) International and Domestic. Application has closed.
  • Fall (August – December) International only. Now accepting applications. Application deadline: June 15,2015.

2016 Terms:

  • Spring (January – May) International only. Application opens: June 1, 2015. Application deadline: October 31, 2015.
  • Summer (June – August). International and Domestic. Application opens: November 1, 2015. Application deadline: February 29, 2016.
  • Fall (August – December). International only. Application opens: March 1, 2016. Application deadline: June 15,2016.

What does the selection process look like?

Our Global Internship team will review all applications before conducting preliminary interviews with qualified applicants. They will recommend top candidates to department hiring managers and/or senior management team in each country office, who will conduct further interviews to make their final selection.

What are the program qualifications?

Current undergraduate or graduate students and recent graduates are eligible for the internship program.

What kinds of academic backgrounds are you looking for?

Candidates with backgrounds in all fields of study are welcome to apply. The strongest and most talented applicants will be placed within the organization in a position where they can learn and contribute with their current skillset.

How do I apply?

Download the application here.

Please fill it out and submit with your cover letter and resume via email to smrhoads@samaritan.org

or by post:
Samaritan’s Purse
Attn: Global Internship Program, Human Resources
P.O. Box 3000
Boone, NC, 28607

Questions? Contact Us.

If you need assistance or have further questions please use the following form
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Intern Contact Us

This form will reside on Global Internship Program Page and will be that so that they can ask questions.

Apply Now

Serving through the Samaritan’s Purse Global Internship Program provides individuals with the opportunity to develop and grow their skills in a professional setting at our international headquarters in Boone, NC or in one of our international field offices.

Please include a resume and a cover letter with your application and submit to smrhoads@samaritan.org.

Download 2015 Internship Application Here.