International Internships


One year of international mission and personal transformation. Give your life to something bigger than yourself!

you and the world will never be the same

As an international intern you will learn how to develop a deep relationship with God, serve as part of a team on mission, be immersed in an entirely new culture, and build new ministry skills you’ll use for a lifetime. Contribute to God’s work and help raise up indigenous/local staff in each location.

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March 1

To make sure international interns have enough time to prepare, applications are due on March 1. 


you're not alone

We will equip you with all of the skills you need to intern with Athletes in Action. Throughout the internship you will get trained on how to engage cross-culturally, how to minister in a sports context, and how to build a team of financial ministry partners.



Most international internships begin on August 1 and conclude the following July. Exact return dates may vary based on internship locations. 

International partnerships

International internships are a big part of how Athletes in Action helps launch ministry in new countries. Along with Spring Break trips that serve the same countries, interns join a team of leaders from the host country to jumpstart ministry to athletes and coaches. Today, there are four global partnership locations. 


Athletes in Action strategically resources national ministry leaders in all regions of the globe to support the spiritual development of influential athletes. 

“Committing one year to serving overseas was an amazing opportunity to learn a new culture, experience a deeper intimacy with the Lord, build friendships, and partner with what God was already doing in the lives of athletes and the team in Cape Town.

If He is calling you to go, DO IT.” 

Naomi R

South Africa

Jumpstart ministry through sports around the globe