Center for World Missions


What is a Missions Internship?

A Global Outreach summer internship ranges from six to eight weeks. Internships are designed for students who are interested in learning about the realities of cross-cultural mission work. Rather than having specific tasks to accomplish, interns are able to shadow missionaries on the field in order to better understand their day-to-day lives. 

View a list of this year's Summer Internship opportunities

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying, email for the link to the online application and receive further instructions.


The internship director meets with interns throughout the year prior to their trip, both one-on-one and as a group. Interns attend a series of training retreats, take a personality inventory, attend Harding’s All Missions Fellowship, and meet as a team throughout the year. They are also matched up with previous interns for help with language and culture learning.

On the Field

Student activities on the field include some basic language study along with their exposure to the ministry and life of the missionary family. They will have opportunities to share their faith and practice Christian service as well as a chance to spend time "bonding" in the home of indigenous Christian families.

Some students will accompany the missionaries on a trip to survey future mission possibilities among a people unreached by the Gospel. In addition, time for rest and relaxation is scheduled where interns visit a nearby game park or other tourist attractions. 

Email for more information.

How to Donate

Every year participants send out letters to friends, family and churches asking them to partner with them and Global Outreach in the mission work through prayer and financial support. If you would like to make a financial contribution, please click on the link below. For more information please read the Fundraising Policy. 

Contact Us

Mailing address:
Harding University
Center for World Missions
Box 12280
Searcy, AR 72149-5615