Intercultural Studies in Myanmar

Job Overview:

Experience the culture of Myanmar while learning the language, serving the needy with the local team and building relationships with locals through English classes and visits to cultural sites.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • You would be involved in language learning and the team ministries

  • Visits to Buddhist and Muslim landmarks with local Burmese to get their insight into the culture of Myanmar

  • You would participate in team and church activities

  • You would have the opportunity to observe and teach a few lessons of English and meet English students, as well as observe and be involved in orphanage and team outreaches, orphanage visits

  • Observe and be involved in working with a kindergarten in a slum area to increase your knowledge of working in a cross cultural environment

  • You would be living in a cross cultural team with people from different backgrounds

Proposed weekly schedule: 

  • Monday 

    • 8:45-9:30 Team Devotions 
      9:30-11:30 English school observations or teaching 
      1:30-3:00 English school observations or teaching
      3:00-4:00 Team Prayer Meeting

  • Tuesday Day Off

  • Wednesday 

    • 8:45-9:30 Team Devotions 
      10:00-12:00 Burmese Language study 
      After 12:00 Study, preparation, cultural visit, or meeting with Burmese people

  • Thursday 

    • Team Ministry Day or Orphanage Visit or Language Study (depends on what week in the month.) 
      Evening Team Dinner

  • Friday 

    • 9:00-12:00 Observe or help in a kindergarten in a poor area 
      3:00-4:00 Team Bible Study

  • Saturday 

    • Cultural visits or help in conversation club

  • Sunday 

    • 8:30-10:30 Church Service, afternoon free or can participate in a youth club or church-plant ministry about an hour from the church.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Desire and flexibility to work in Myanmar with Myanmar teammates.

Additional Info:

  • All interns must formally accept and abide by OM USA’s Statement of Faith for the duration of the internship.

  • International internships are not paid positions and all financial needs should be covered with personal support.

  • Home-stay with a national is dependent on circumstances.

  • Pre-Field training happens through on-line materials and Skype sessions with coaches and other interns for a few weeks leading up departure date. Includes debriefing with coaches on return.

  • Dates and duration of internships are flexible, should be worked out with the team.

Qualifications of on-field supervisor:

  • B.S. in Business Administration

  • TESOL certification.

  • Has been working with OM for over 7 years in the UK, Nepal, Myanmar, and Thailand.

Accreditation:

  • Degree Credit available upon the approval of your university/college supervisors.