Application Information


A new application system was launched today, Sept 4, which makes the application instructions below not current.  Please do not start an application until next week when we have tested the system and uploaded new instructions.  When we are ready to go this message will be removed!

We’re excited that you’re interested in joining the staff of Athletes in Action! Here’s a detailed overview of the application process. It will save you time if read this entire page BEFORE you begin your application.

Application Process

1.     First, read the additional application information that is specific to your potential employment category: full-time, intern, STINT or part-time. Please note: full-time applicants applying without their spouse under the new "Married with Non-Staff Spouse" category must be familiar with all of the specifics of this category and submit a pre-application questionnaire before completing an application (see the full-time applicant page for more information). Part-time applicants must also first submit a part-time pre-application questionnaire before completing an application (see the part-time applicant page for more information).

2.     Make sure you know your application deadline and what that deadline includes (references, etc.) BEFORE starting an online application. Deadlines are listed in the additional information sheets for your employment category. Also make sure you have looked at the debt limits for coming on full time, or as an intern or Stint PRIOR to applying as this may impact your ability to continue. For more information click here.

3.     Start your application here by downloading  the online application instruction sheet. Follow the instructions closely to avoid difficulties.

4.     Find out what references you will need:

·      Full-time or STINT applicants: A total of six references are needed (from a spiritual leader, pastor, Cru/AIA staff member, employer or business associate and two peers).

·      Intern or Part-time applicants: A total of three references are needed (from a spiritual leader, Cru/AIA Staff Member and a peer).

·      Current Interns and STINTers applying to full-time staff: A total of three references are needed (from a spiritual leader, Cru/AIA staff member and a peer from your staff team).

Do not use any family members as references. If you do not personally know a Cru/AIA staff member, you may substitute that reference with an additional spiritual leader reference. After you submit your application, a questionnaire will be emailed to each of your references. They will need to complete and return the questionnaire.

Please note: According to Cru policy, non-U.S. citizens applying for employment (regardless of employment category) must do so within their own country. If this applies to you, we ask that you contact the Cru or AIA national office within your country for more information.

What is a Completed Application?

It’s important that you complete the following steps by the application deadline. We want to be sure that there is sufficient time to evaluate your application and give you a decision before your training registration deadline. 

  • Submit your completed online application.
  • Make sure that HR has received all of your references. AIA HR will notify you each time one of your references is received (the reference forms are sent out automatically when you submit your online application). If your references are not received within two weeks of submitting your application, you are responsible for contacting your references and making sure they submit their form.
  • Complete your 28-page elaboration paperwork and upload it with your application. Be sure to allow yourself sufficient time to complete these documents since they are time-consuming. 
  • Pay your $50 application fee.

How Long Does the Application Process Take?

Expect the application process to take a minimum of two months from the time we receive your completed application until you receive your final decision. Therefore, you should plan to apply at least three months prior to your desired training dates. An application is considered complete when your online application is completed, your elaboration form is completed and uploaded to your application and all of your references and application fee are submitted.

If you have any questions, please email us.


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