Are you passionate about seeing the global advancement of God’s Kingdom? Are you curious to discover how God can use you, your gifts, and your degree to lavish his grace on others through cross-cultural ministry? Do you wish there was an opportunity where you could pursue these dreams and fulfill school internship requirements at the same time?

The EDGE is your opportunity to spend eight to twelve weeks this summer serving others overseas under the guidance of one of our long-term teams, all the while earning credit towards a degree. Interns work on a volunteer basis in one of our select global locations, supporting programs in various fields of academic and religious study.

In addition to hands-on ministry and vocational work, you’ll experience personal discipleship through Christ-centered, grace-based teaching and mentoring that shapes the vision, mission, and culture of Pioneers.

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Understand the Process


How do I receive college credit for my internship?
Your college/university gives the academic credit for your internship. Pioneers provides the experience, mentorship, and completion of any forms required by your school in order for you to receive credit. You will need to provide us with a syllabus/document explaining what your school requires from our on-field mentors, what you need to do/experience during your time with Pioneers that will meet your internship requirements, etc. This can be emailed to Before you are accepted to a particular team, our leadership will confirm whether they can provide what you need in order to complete your intership requirements.

How do I find an internship that matches my major and interest?
Explore our Opportunities which can be sorted by ministry (e.g. Education, Business, Medical, etc.). If you study Intercultural Studies, most if not all of our trips shuld meet your school's requirements.

What if I can't find a good match for my particular skills or internship requirements?
If you cannot find your needs in our preset Opportunities list, please contact us at With over 300 long-term teams serving in over 100 countries, there is an option to find you a customized internship. *Customized internships do not go in teams. You would travel individually to join one of our long term teams.

Do you do internships during the Fall or Spring semester?
Currently all our preset trips are summer only. We plan to expand into the Spring semester for the 2018-2019 academic year. However, even now there is an option to plan a custom internship for you. *Customized internships do not go in teams. You would travel individually to join one of our long term teams.

Will I travel with a team of peers?
Most of our interns will be with a small team of peers including both credit seeking and non-credit seeking interns.

What does the advertised internship price cover?
Stateside orientation/training, stateside debrief, international airfare, entry visa, all housing, food, and transportation while overseas, international travel and health insurance.

What does the advertised internship price not cover?
Domestic travel to/from Florida for training and debriefing, passport, immunizations, and other personal needs.