One Year Internships in Christian Ministries

A Christian Counterpart to AmeriCorps Providing a Full Tuition Scholarship

"This hands-on experience...confirmed that I was truly working where God wanted me to be. It gave me a new understanding of people and how much hurt the urban community deals with."

Looking to serve in a one year ministry internship?

Apply on our website.
Over 50 ministries in most major US cities will receive your resume and will call you for an interview if interested.
If you are accepted, the ministry will make an internship offer to be placed at their site to serve one or more years. 

We have placed over 500 full-time interns & 80,000 volunteers.

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Kim Thornton, Intern 
at Salvation Army





Internship Program Options

  • Full tuition scholarship in City Vision University for a full year of college as a part of a 29 hour/week internship.
  • Online courses providing accredited degrees in Nonprofit Management, Addiction Studies, Urban Missionsand Business Administration. Note: candidates should only apply for this type of internship if completing one of these four degree programs with City Vision University fits into your career plan.
  • Housing is provided by hosting ministry (or a cash equivalent living stipend).
  • Any Pell grant up to $5,815 or other federal financial aid paid as cash payment to student.
  • Summer Internships available at some locations (40 hours/week without full tuition scholarship).


Work Study

Housing + Full Tuition Scholarship

If Needed

Up to $5,815


100% Undergrad

Full MBA Tuition Scholarship

Not provided



100% Graduate

For Applicants without a Bachelor's Degree:
Undergrad Work Study Internship in Christian Ministries

  • Full Scholarship for an MBA (worth up to $18,000)
  • Two years of supervised nonprofit or ministry experience interning 35-40 hours/week.
  • Bachelor's degree required to apply.

Requirements to Apply

  • At least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • Must be a Christian
  • Must be U.S. or Canadian citizen, U.S. or Canadian national or lawful permanent resident alien, or have a valid visa allowing work or volunteering. See our program for OPT/CPT F-1 Visa Students.
  • Able to make at least a one year (or summer) commitment (may be extended by mutual agreement)
  • Able to financially live on just free housing (and any outside income sources you have)
  • Able to relocate to a location of a ministry site (unless a site exists at your current location)

List of Internship Sites & Locations

  • Fairbanks Youth Advocates, AK
  • GAP Ministries, AZ
  • Al Wooten Heritage, Los Angeles, CA
  • Winds of Hope, CA
  • Faith in Christ Ministries, CA
  • Redwood Gospel Mission, CA
  • Compton Initiative, The, CA
  • Grace Resources, Inc. (Lancaster Community Shelter), CA
  • Olive Technology, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Denver Rescue Mission, Denver, CO
  • Cross Bar X Youth Ranch, Durango, CO
  • Bridgeport Rescue Mission, Bridgeport, CT
  • Little Lights Urban Ministries, Washington, D.C.
  • Path of Citrus County, The, Beverly Hills, FL
  • Trinity Cafe, Tampa, FL
  • Wheeler Mission Ministries, Indianapolis, IN
  • Place of Promise, MA
  • Reservoir Church, MA
  • Union Gospel Mission, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Holland Rescue Mission, Holland, MI
  • City Union Mission, MO
  • Salvation Army: St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
  • Springfield Victory Mission, MO
  • Mountain of Faith Ministries, MS
  • Union Gospel Missoula, MT
  • Southern New Hampshire Rescue Mission, NH
  • Center for FaithJustice, Lawrenceville, NJ
  • Souls Harbor Rescue Mission, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Club Christ Ministries, Las Vegas, NV
  • Rescue Mission of Utica, Inc., Utica, NY
  • The Open Door Mission, NY
  • Inside Out, Springfield, OH
  • CAIN (Churches Active in Northside), OH
  • Cincinnati Urban Promise, OH
  • Earthen Vessels Outreach, Pittsburgh, PA
  • L.I.V.I.N.G. Ministries, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Oxford Circle CCDA, Philadelphia, PA
  • Pittsburgh Project, PA
  • Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission, Philadelphia, PA
  • Streamside Camp  Center (BCM International), Stroudsburg, PA
  • Amnion Pregnancy Center, PA
  • Why Not Prosper, Inc., Philadelphia, PA
  • Appalachain Outreach, TN
  • Strong Foundation Ministries, San Antonio, TX
  • Walking Faith Ministry, Houston, TX
  • Hiway 80 Rescue Mission Ministries, TX
  • Salt Lake City Mission, UT

Requirements to Apply


Tuition Scholarship

Degree Required

Pell Grants Available

Frequently Asked Questions

What is my likelihood of being selected as an intern? We typically have over 200 applicants for our internship program. We expect to place less than 50 in total next year.

What can I do to increase my likelihood of being selected as an intern? The main reason why applicants do not move from the Stage 1 interview to being placed is finding a good match between the needs of an intern and the needs of ministry sites. The ability to provide your own housing and living expenses through savings, family support, church support or student loans greatly increases your chances of being placed. In addition, over 90% of our interns placed will need to relocate, so the ability to relocate will also improve your chances. If you recruit a ministry local to you that joins City Vision Internships, pays the internship site fee and selects you to be an intern, then you will be placed.

How do I recruit a local ministry to join City Vision Internships? Any local ministry can apply to become a City Vision internship site on our site application page.  Sites pay $4,500/year for undergraduate interns, $5,000/year for MBA interns. While it's best to start with ministries you know, you can find a list of local ministries by searching for organizations at www.christianvolunteering.org. Send them the link to our site application page, and tell them to apply. 

Can I raise money from my church and friends to sponsor me as an urban missionary to cover my housing and living expenses? Yes. We recommend that you use an online fundraising tool for causes like FirstGiving.org to process your donations.  

How many hours per week should I plan to spend on my coursework? Most courses will take at least 10-15 hours per week per course during most weeks with an extra 5-10 hours per week the last two weeks of a course. One course is considered being a half-time student and two courses is considered full time (20-30 hours per week). 

Can I work a second job while being an intern? Only for the paid internship. For the Work Study Undergraduate and MBA Community Fellows program, working a second job is not allowed because it is not reasonable to serve in a full-time internship, go to school full-time and work a second job.  

I'm currently staff with a ministry. Can I do this program at the discounted rate? You can do MBA or bachelor's program at the discounted rate if your ministry becomes a City Vision internship site or partner. 

The following is a list of our internship sites that are currently actively recuiting. We have many more internship sites than this, but many are not actively recruiting.  

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