How do I receive college credit for my OM internship?

  • Your college/university gives the academic credit for your internship.  OM provides the experience, supervision, and completion of any forms required by your school in order for you to receive credit for your college program.  You will need to provide us with a document explaining what your school requires from our on-field supervisors, what you need to do/experience during your time with OM that will meet your internship requirements, etc.  Before you are accepted to a particular OM Team for your internship, the leaders of the OM Team will confirm whether they can provide what you need in order to complete your internship requirements.

How do I find an internship that matches my major and interests?

  • We have listed possible internships according to types of internship or skills.  Some types of internship have multiple sub-types. For example, under Communications you will find listings for journalism, photography, videography, graphic design and social media.

What if I can’t find a good match for my particular skills or internship requirements?

  • Please first take a good look to see if any of the posted options fit.  It might be that you are an intercultural studies major, but you also have an interest and experience in sports.  So look under both Intercultural studies options and sports options (or other areas of interest and experience) before you give up on the posted option. If you just can’t find a fit, there is an option to find you an International Customized Internship. We don’t offer customized internships within the US office. To find out about custom internships check out our Custom Internship FAQs.

Are the dates set, or is there flexibility in the starting/ending dates and length of internship?

  • Our US internships have set dates for our Spring, Summer and Fall classes while our for year-long fellowships have flexible start dates.

Do you have any paid internships?

  • We offer internships at the USA headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia that come with a small stipend and free accommodation.

What requirements are there to apply for an Internship?

  • OM is comprised of people from many national, ethnic and denominational backgrounds. We are looking for faithful, not perfect, followers of Jesus who desire to join with others in reaching the unreached around the world.
    Those wanting to do an Internship in OM should:

    • Be a follower of Jesus for at least 1 year

    • Have a growing relationship with Jesus

    • Be actively involved in a local church

    • Agree with OM’s Doctrinal Statement

    • Be at least 18 years old, or turning 18 within 6 months of completing the application

    • Be living in freedom from alcohol and/or drug addiction for at least 1 year and free from tobacco use for at least 6 months.

How do I apply for an internship?

  1. Search through the internship listings according to your major, skills, and experience and find 3 internships that look good to you (first, second and third choices)

  2. Use the Apply Now link to start the application, being sure to set up a username and password so you can save and have the option of going back in to finish it later if needed.  Documents you will need to have on hand to upload: resume and document listing your school’s requirements for your internship.

  3. Submit the completed application.  You will receive confirmation and further instructions by email.

What if I have trouble with the application or have questions that are not answered here?

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