Global Internship Program

“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 nonprofit and be a part of bringing relief and the hope of the Gospel to hurting people.

Apply for Spring 2019

We are now accepting applications for the 2019 spring internship session. This spring term of the internship program begins on January 8, 2019 and concludes on May 17, 2019. Applications must be submitted no later than October 15, 2018. Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume along with their application.

Apply for Summer 2019

We are now accepting applications for the 2019 summer internship session. Our new quick apply application makes it possible to apply in fewer than 5 minutes. The dates for the summer term are May 20, 2019 to August 2, 2019. Applications must be submitted no later than January 1, 2019.

 

Meet Our Interns

Every year, more than 100 interns serve at our headquarters in Boone, North Carolina, and in our field offices across the world. Hear from a few interns about why they want to serve with Samaritan’s Purse and find out how God is working in their lives.

Maria Gryparis

Wheaton College

Asia regional intern, Boone, N.C.

“I have a huge interest in working in international aid and with the underserved, especially in health care because I want to become a physician’s assistant. With medicine, we can care for what is physically broken, but it also opens a door to talk about what is spiritually broken and to share the Gospel. Samaritan’s Purse always emphasizes that the Gospel should be the reason for everything we are doing.

As an intern, I learned more about the ministry of Samaritan’s Purse and health care on a global scale.”

Stephen Sneed

Liberty University

Communication intern, Liberia

“I remember very vividly hearing God’s call on my life at age 13. At the time, I had no idea what that meant. Now, I know that I want to tell stories that matter. I want to be able to take a story from someone and tell it in a way that meets the right audience at the right time.

This is an opportunity for interns to be part of something so much bigger than ourselves—it’s an honor to work with Samaritan’s Purse. I was excited to see God work in a different context and to be immersed in a different culture.”

Osmar Barker

Biola University

Operation Christmas Child intern, Boone, N.C.

“The calling that God has placed on my life to reach the lost is in direct alignment with the mission of Samaritan’s Purse and Operation Christmas Child. Jesus Christ is at the center of it all. It’s not just a shoebox—the shoebox is a tool to get the Gospel to children and families and to impact the nations.

As an intern, I grew in the Lord. He has given me a heart to reach lost people with the Gospel. I didn’t grow up in the church. But when the Lord met me, He transformed my life. I saw what He did for me and that has compelled me to share the Gospel with others. I’ll go wherever God wants to send me. I don’t want to let fear or my own comfort stop me.”

Amiah Warder

Cedarville University

Water, sanitation, and hygiene intern, Myanmar

“I have a degree in environmental science and worked in the field of botany for two years after graduation. Yet, I want my work to make a tangible difference in people’s lives. God has repeatedly put on my heart the idea that so many people in the world need clean water, and that this is one area where I could help. He brought this internship to my attention as a place where I could explore this calling.

I have learned so much during my internship experience – not only about how to implement a clean water project, but also about God’s guidance, grace, and boundless love. I’m grateful God used me to help others. I am excited to see how He will use me next!”

 

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, North Carolina, 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. For International Interns, we offer a monthly stipend and will also cover housing, visas, required immunizations, and flight costs. Transportation to and from Boone, NC for orientation will be the responsibility of both domestic and international interns. Samaritan’s Purse will reimburse a portion of the travel fees.

When are internships available and when are the deadlines?

2019 Terms:
The Global Internship Program is divided into three terms: spring, summer and fall. We offer internship opportunities located both domestically at our international headquarters in Boone, NC and internationally at our international field offices and affiliate offices. All positions are paid and housing is provided. For international interns, flights are covered along with any visa or vaccine requirements.

Spring – International internships
January 8, 2019–May 17, 2019

  • The spring application is currently open, with a deadline of October 15, 2018. All decisions will be communicated by November 15, 2018.

Summer – International and Domestic internships
May 20, 2019–August 2, 2019

  • The summer application is currently open, with a deadline of January 1, 2019. All decisions will be communicated by February 22, 2019.

Fall – International internships
August 13, 2019–December 16, 2019

  • The fall application will open March 1, 2019, with a deadline of June 1, 2019. All decisions will be communicated by July 1, 2019

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 skill set.

Do I have to be a U.S. citizen to apply?

No, we gladly accept applications from non-US citizens.

Are the internship dates flexible?

The dates listed on the website for each term are mandatory. No exceptions.

How do I apply?
 
 

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Intern Contact Us

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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, North Carolina, or in one of our international field offices.

Apply for Spring 2019

We are now accepting applications for the 2019 spring internship session. This spring term of the internship program begins on January 8, 2019 and concludes on May 17, 2019. Applications must be submitted no later than October 15, 2018. Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume along with their application.

Apply for Summer 2019

We are now accepting applications for the 2019 summer internship session. Our new quick apply application makes it possible to apply in fewer than 5 minutes. The dates for the summer term are May 20, 2019 to August 2, 2019. Applications must be submitted no later than January 1, 2019.