GO Internships

India  |  July 1 – August 1, 2020  |  $3,000

  1. Lead Bible studies with Hindus
  2. Teach English in India Gospel League’s school
  3. Work with and care for orphans
  4. Serve in the local hospital

Application Deadline: January 31, 2020 with $250 deposit

$1000 Deadline: Must have $1000 raised by March 5, 2020 in order to make plane reservations.

Final Payment Due: May 31, 2020

Team Training Day: April 4, 2020

All travelers:

  • Routine vaccines – Make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip including MMR (measles-mumps-rubella), diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, varicella (chicken pox), polio, and your yearly flu shot.
  • Measles (1 dose documentation, plus 1 additional dose 28 days before travel)

Most travelers:

  • Hepatitis A (can get it through contaminated food/water regardless of where you are eating or staying)
  • Typhoid (can get it through contaminated food/water, especially if you’re visiting smaller cities or rural areas)

Some travelers:

  • Cholera (if traveling to areas of active cholera transmission – assumed to be present in India)
  • Hepatitis B (get through sexual contact, contaminated needles, and blood products)
  • Malaria (get through mosquito bites, especially if visiting low altitude areas like Bombay/Mumbai and Delhi)
  • Rabies (can get through bites from dogs, bats, and other mammals)
  • Japanese Encephalitis (if your trip will last more than a month, visiting rural areas or spending a lot of time outdoors)

Ethiopia  |  July 1 – August 1, 2020  |  $2,500

  1. Teach and equip new believers about church planting
  2. Communicate to donors about the work of New Life Faith Ministries
  3. Engage in prayer movements
  4. Witness to Muslims in local outreaches
  5. Learn about disciple making movements among unreached people

Application Deadline: January 31, 2020 with $250 deposit

$1000 Deadline: Must have $1000 raised by March 5, 2020 in order to make plane reservations.

Final Payment Due: May 31, 2020

Team Training Day: April 4, 2020

All travelers:

  • Routine vaccines – Make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip including MMR (measles-mumps-rubella), diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, varicella (chicken pox), polio, and your yearly flu shot.
  • Measles (1 dose documentation, plus 1 additional dose 28 days before travel)

Most travelers:

  • Hepatitis A (can get it through contaminated food/water regardless of where you are eating or staying)
  • Typhoid (can get it through contaminated food/water, especially if you’re visiting smaller cities or rural areas)

Some travelers:

  • Cholera (if traveling to areas of active cholera transmission – it is assumed to be present in Ethiopia)
  • Hepatitis B (can get through sexual contact, contaminated needles, and blood products)
  • Malaria (get through mosquito bites, especially in low-altitude areas except Addis Ababa)
  • Rabies (can get through bites from dogs, bats, and other mammals)
  • Meningitis (recommended if visiting the meningitis belt during the dry season of Dec-June)
  • Polio (especially if you are working in a health care facility, refugee camp, or humanitarian aid setting; if you had the vaccine as a child but no booster as an adult or not sure about vaccination history)
  • Yellow Fever (from mosquito bites)

Yes, US citizens must have a valid visa in order to enter Ethiopia.

  • Furthermore, applying for an Ethiopian visa as a US citizen is not difficult. Nevertheless, prior to your visa application, you must first hold a valid passport of at least 6 months, counting from the day of your planned arrival in Ethiopia.
  • Your single-entry visa will expire once you leave Ethiopia, regardless of the number of days you did use out of the 30 or 90 days granted. In the case of re-entry, tourists should apply for a new Ethiopia Visa.
  • $52.00 fee for up to 30 days and $72 fee for up to 90 days (can apply online)

Greece  |  July 1-August 1, 2020  |  $3,000

Chania Coffee Shop

  1. Play music, teach ESL and engage in Bible studies
  2. Spend at least 20 hours a week in face-to-face time with locals
  3. Serve coffee to Greek locals and refugees
  4. Assist with church planting

OR


Camp Ministry at Porto Astro

  1. Engage in sports ministry with campers
  2. Lead Bible studies and devotions with refugees
  3. Assist in the leadership of the camp

Application Deadline: January 31, 2020 with $250 deposit

$1000 Deadline: Must have $1000 raised by March 5, 2020 in order to make plane reservations.

Final Payment Due: May 31, 2020

Team Training Day: April 4, 2020

All travelers:

  • Routine vaccines – Make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip including MMR (measles-mumps-rubella), diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, varicella (chicken pox), polio, and your yearly flu shot.
  • Measles (1 dose documentation, plus 1 additional dose 28 days before travel)

Some travelers:

  • Hepatitis A (can get it through contaminated food/water regardless of where you are eating or staying)
  • Hepatitis B (get through sexual contact, contaminated needles, and blood products)
  • Rabies (can get through bites from bats, only need if adventure traveling or caving)

Visas are not required for stays less than 90 days.

  • Six months of remaining validity recommended for your passport.

Dominican Republic  |  July 1 – August 1, 2020  |  $1,400

  1. Be mentored by Pastor Isidro and Lucy Mejia
  2. Serve in the medical clinic and school
  3. Learn Spanish and teach English to students
  4. Engage in sports ministry
  5. Serve is House of Restoration services
  6. Spend the last week of the internship with the Covenant short-term mission team (July 25-Aug 1)

Application Deadline: January 31, 2020 with $250 deposit

$1000 Deadline: Must have $1000 raised by March 5, 2020 in order to make plane reservations.

Final Payment Due: May 31, 2020

Team Training Day: April 4, 2020

All travelers:

  • Routine vaccines – Make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip including MMR (measles-mumps-rubella), diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, varicella (chicken pox), polio, and your yearly flu shot.
  • Measles (1 dose documentation, plus 1 additional dose 28 days before travel)

Most travelers:

  • Hepatitis A (can get it through contaminated food/water regardless of where you are eating or staying)
  • Typhoid (can get it through contaminated food/water, especially if you’re visiting smaller cities or rural areas)

Some travelers:

  • Cholera (if traveling to areas of active cholera transmission – Santo Domingo Sept 2018 was the last reported case)
  • Hepatitis B (get through sexual contact, contaminated needles, and blood products)
  • Malaria (get through mosquito bites)
  • Rabies (can get through bites from dogs, bats, and other mammals)

(Zika Virus – dangerous for pregnant women)

No visa required for stay up to 30 days.

  • Visitors who do not obtain a Dominican visa prior to entry must purchase a tourist card upon arrival to enter the country. Tourist cards cost ten U.S. dollars, which must be paid in U.S currency. Tourists cards may be purchased at the Dominican Embassy in Washington DC or Dominican Consulates prior to arrival, as well as at Dominican airports at the time of entry. Tourist Card can be obtained upon arrival or before you depart online. Tourist cards normally permit a legal stay of up to 30 days.
  • $10 fee for Tourist Card

Lebanon  |  July 1 – August 1, 2020  |  $2,500

  1. Work with the Vacation Bible School program
  2. Engage in weekly outreach services
  3. Assist with counseling and care to refugees
  4. Learn how to witness to Muslims
  5. Minister to women and children
  6. Spend the last week of the internship with the Covenant short-term mission team (May 20-30 or July 18-25)

Application Deadline: January 31, 2020 with $250 deposit

$1000 Deadline: Must have $1000 raised by March 5, 2020 in order to make plane reservations.

Final Payment Due: May 31, 2020

Team Training Day: April 4, 2020

All travelers:

  • Routine vaccines – Make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip including MMR (measles-mumps-rubella), diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, varicella (chicken pox), polio, and your yearly flu shot.
  • Measles (1 dose documentation, plus 1 additional dose 28 days before travel)

Most travelers:

  • Hepatitis A (can get it through contaminated food/water regardless of where you are eating or staying)
  • Typhoid (can get it through contaminated food/water, especially if you’re visiting smaller cities or rural areas)

Some travelers:

  • Hepatitis B (get through sexual contact, contaminated needles, and blood products)
  • Rabies (can get through bites from dogs, bats, and other mammals)
FAQ

Which country can I go to?

Dominican Republic, Greece, Ethiopia, Lebanon or India.

How are internship teams formed?

As applications come in for internships a team are formed. An internship must have at least two people on the team. We will send one person on a case by case basis. Team must be either two males or two females. One male and one female cannot serve in an internship together.

Do I need to be a member of Covenant to go on an internship?

Yes. Or you must be taking the upcoming membership classes.

What are the age restrictions?

You must be 18 years old by March 31, 2020 to go on the internship.

Who is responsible for the internship teams?

Before and after the trip, the Director of Outreach is responsible to train, guide, mentor and lead the internship teams. During the internship, the host is the internship supervisor who looks after the in-country logistics, hosting, spiritual growth, and all the ministry activities. All team members must live under the authority of the Director of Outreach and their host supervisors.

Is the internship safe?

We cannot guarantee the safety of teams. We have an intensive policy on “Best Care Practices for Short-Term Mission Teams” that can be found here (post link online). This document demonstrates how we care for all the people sent internationally from Covenant.

Where will we stay, what will we eat and how will we get around?

The hosts take care of the accommodation, meals and transportation for your internship. You will eat local food, and travel by taxi, bus, or public transportation.

I do not have enough money for the internship, can you help me?

Few have all the money needed for the internship upfront, so do not feel discouraged. We will train you in how to raise funds and how to gather prayer supporters.

What does the total cost cover?

Training materials before you go, round trip airfare, travel insurance, visa, accommodation, meals and transportation in-country.

What is not included in the total cost?

You must pay out of pocket for: passport, vaccinations and immunizations, personal medication and personal spending money.

What happens if I do not raise all the money?

It is rare if someone does not raise enough funds. All funds must be raised by May 31, 2020 (TBD). If you have not raised the funds, you will need to pay the balance. Otherwise you will be asked to withdraw from the internship, and the money raised will be kept in the Mission Trips Fund Held Account (according to the Short-Term Mission Trip Financial Policy of Covenant Church).

What happens if I withdraw from the internship?

When a team member withdraws before the trip, the deposit and any received funds cannot be returned. The money goes towards the short-term mission trip subsidy account.

What happens if the internship is cancelled before the departure date?

If the program is cancelled after fundraising has started, you meet with the Director of Outreach to determine your next steps. Some options are that team members can go on another internship or short-term mission trip within a two-year time frame. The team members can only transfer the funds they raised to an immediate family member for another mission trip or internship. Otherwise the money will go toward the short-term outreach subsidy fund.

Can I get college credit for the internship?

There is no formal credit for the internship provided by Covenant. You can ask your college or university to provide credit, ask them for the paperwork, and then have the in-country host or the Director of Outreach fill out the paperwork for you.

My boyfriend or girlfriend wants to join the program. Can we go on the same internship?

No. We do not think it is wise for dating couples to serve together internationally, so dating couples cannot go on an internship together.