Description: International Friendships, Inc. (IFI) is seeking individuals and couples who would like to serve on campus sharing the love of Jesus with international students. Campus ministers with IFI contact internationals, plan outreach events, meet students 1-1 and in small groups for Bible study and discipleship, and serve in a variety of other ways that address the physical, social, and spiritual needs of internationals students and scholars. Campus ministers develop a prayer and financial support team as part of their ministry.
Qualifications: Good relational skills, experience in evangelism and discipleship, strong personal initiative, growing relationship with Jesus, and faith in Christ as personal Lord and Savior.
International Student Ministry Apprenticeship Program (ISMAP)
Description: ISMAP is a one-year mentoring program in Columbus OH, designed to develop the skills necessary to effectively minister to international students on American campuses. Learning takes place in a group environment with other apprentices. Apprentices gain practical experience in coordinating trips, leading a Bible study with students, and other international student ministry activities. Emphasis is on applying of what is learned to current ministry, as well as potential future cross-cultural ministry. The goal is to develop workers who disciple international students returning home to “make Christ known among the nations.” IFI partners with Bible colleges to provided year-long internships.
Applicants qualifications: People who are looking to ministry to international students on American campuses with a willingness to be a part of a pioneering team on new campuses. Also, people looking to serve overseas who have finished academic ministry training and are looking to get practical cross-cultural experience through working with international students.
ISEED Training Internships
Description: The ISEED (International Students as Equipped and Empowered Disciples) Training Internships are a one-year discipleship training program in Columbus OH, designed to help students grow as effective disciples and discern and prepare for their life calling, so they can have a greater impact on their sphere of influence. Interns will spend half their time working. Candidates must have good organizational and communication skills and the maturity to follow through on all assignments and ministry projects. They must be teachable, willing to take initiative, flexible, and obedient and attentive to God’s calling in their life.
Applicants: Christian international students who are about to graduate should consider this opportunity to obtain practical work experience AND have extended time to grow in their faith and testimony. Students looking for an unpaid summer internship can also apply for the ISEED Summer program from May 15 – August 15.