Internship Missionary Opportunities

ZEMA’s Internship opportunities in missions provide an excellent way for students to get first-hand experience and develop skills in teaching, communications, and serving others as a developing leader. Whether virtual or in person, the student will experience and support ministries in a third-world context. Is your focus theology, communications, or an interest in mentoring and Christian education? ZEMA missionaries love to share their lives and walk in ministry with students. Interested in Kingdom building in Africa? ZEMA is for you! Contact us about how together we can participate in the global work of growing God’s Kingdom in our world today.

 

Financial Outline of Costs that may be raised for ZEMA 

  • All ticket fees for transport the internship requires: to and from South Africa, as well as between venues within Southern Africa. | In person only.
  • The daily rate is $50/day. | In person only. 

This amount covers :

  • Room and board
  • Petrol costs with ZEMA personnel in Southern Africa
  • Remuneration of translators during presentations
  • One night in a South African Game Reserve
  • Stipend:  Up to $3000 to offset school costs for the following year that might have been earned in a Stateside work opportunity 

Final amount to be raised by the intern:

  • Minimum – An amount to pay for trip fees and daily rate
  • Maximum – An amount to pay for trip fees, daily rate plus additional funds attributed to the Stipend amount

Virtual Internship Opportunities

Communications | Audio & Video | Virtual Internship

The intern will be in regular communication with the internship coordinator during this virtual internship. This will happen through written, audio and video sharing of documents, and regular live audio and video discussions through available media platforms. These are some of the potential projects available for this virtual internship.

  • Producing a multi-media presentation for ZEMA
  • Missionaries
  • Creating ZEMA Podcast programs
  • Posting ZEMA Podcast programs
  • Assisting ZEMA missionaries to be better equipped to capture their own stories with audio and video tools
  • Researching new and innovative ways to use digital audio and video materials to reach the amaZioni churches with the transforming power of Jesus Christ
  • Assisting ZEMA to integrate these new, innovative digital materials into normal, everyday ministry amongst the amaZioni churches

 

Qualifications

  • A self-motivated communications major
  • A deep love for God and passion for His Word
  • A local congregation who will commit to pray for you
  • A Bible school student with a desire for a cross-cultural internship
  • A servant’s attitude, coming to teach but also to learn, not trying to impose western standards on other cultures.
  • Consider yourself to be self-motivated
  • Some (volunteer) experience in a church or ministry
  • Develop a team of prayer supporters

Internship Communications | App Development | Virtual Internship

The intern will be in regular communication with the internship coordinator during this virtual internship. This will happen through, written, audio and video sharing of documents and regular live audio and video discussions through available media platforms. The main focus for this internship is to assist ZEMA in researching and creating a plan for the development and the creation a ZEMA App for Electronic devices on Apple or Android or PC platforms. This could include:

  • Communicating with current ZEMA missionaries to determine what the needs are presently
  • Contact protentional app development organizations to see what is available and how ZEMA could proceed with the app development project
  • Create a viable action plan for moving forward with the creation of an app, which would include the why, what, and how of the functions of the app
  • Partner with the ZEMA Electronic and Internet Based Teaching and Learning Team to provide good and effective opportunities through the app for ZEMA missionaries, ZEMA mission partners and amaZioni churches in Southern Africa

Qualifications

  • A self-motivated communications major
  • A deep love for God and passion for His Word
  • A local congregation who will commit to pray for you
  • A Bible school student with a desire for a cross-cultural internship
  • A servant’s attitude, coming to teach but also to learn, not trying to impose western standards on other cultures.
  • Consider yourself to be self-motivated
  • Some (volunteer) experience in a church or ministry
  • Develop a team of prayer supporters

Internship Communications | Website & Social Media | Virtual Internship

ZEMA is looking for students in online marketing with creative minds and a fresh outlook who would be available to assist us using online platforms, and working with the ZEMA media team, to reach:

  • potential donors
  • strategic partners
  • workers for the mission field
  • the amaZioni people

Following is a list of responsibilities, you will be assigned. These will be monitored and assigned by a ZEMA missionary/your internship coordinator.

  • Managing blogs for both: zema.org and zemasa.co.za
  • Facebook: post plan, responses, & fundraising
  • Instagram: hashtag strategy, posts plan & responses
  • Google My Business: post plan & review of responses
  • Google Ad Grants : Ad creation & monitoring stats
    Website SEO work

Qualifications

  • Enjoys writing blogs
  • Experience across social media platforms
  • A Bible school student with a desire for a cross-cultural internship
  • A deep love for God and passion for His Word
  • A servant’s attitude, coming to teach but also to learn, not trying to impose western standards on other cultures.
  • A local congregation who will commit to pray for you
  • Consider yourself to be self-motivated
  • Some (volunteer) experience in a church or ministry
  • Develop a team of prayer supporters

In Person Internship Opportunities

Internship Missionary Opportunities | Cross Cultural/Bible Teaching | In Person

Description: ZEMA offers students a variety of internships in theology, pastoral, and cross-cultural studies. These internships are focused on developing personal skills, and leadership training of national church pastors. In this internship, the intern would shadow a career missionary whose primary ministry responsibilities revolve around teaching at Zion Bible Schools(ZEBS and ZBC) , Sunday School Teacher Training, or Youth Leadership Training. This internship could include an extended stay with the family of a national pastor, and participation in the ongoing ministry of his local congregation.

This, as with all of ZEMA’s internships, allows the intern to raise a stipend up to $3000. The stipend amount will be determined at the conclusion of the internship (Total Raised-Total Costs= Stipend Amount). Contact our office to discuss available dates and locations, as well as your specific needs for this internship.

 

Qualifications

  • A Bible school student with a desire for a cross-cultural internship
  • A deep love for God and passion for His Word
  • Able to put together a Bible lesson from existing material that should be covered in the lesson
  • A servant’s attitude, coming to teach but also to learn, not trying to impose western standards on other cultures.
  • A local congregation who will commit to pray for you
  • Good physical health
  • Consider yourself to be self-motivated
  • Some (volunteer) experience in a church or ministry
  • Develop a team of financial and prayer supporters

Internship Missionary Opportunities | Communications | In Person

Description:  In this internship, prior to arriving in South Africa, the intern will be in regular communication with the internship coordinator. Through this communication, a productive goal for the internship will be identified. This could include a multi-media presentation, or an archive of information such as pictures, videos, stories, and blog-posts. This intern will move between ministry locations, and this may involve travelling independantly using reliable public transport. In addition to the internship coordinator, he/she will be assigned a missionary who is primarily responsible for the internship while the student is in Southern Africa. This internship may involve traveling independently, by reliable public transport, between ministry locations. This, as with all of ZEMA’s internships, allows the intern to raise a stipend up to $3000. The stipend amount will be determined at the conclusion of the internship (Total Raised-Total Costs= Stipend Amount).

Qualifications

  • A communications major
  • A deep love for God and a close personal walk with Him
  • A local congregation who will commit to pray for you
  • Good physical health
  • Consider yourself to be self-motivated
  • Some (volunteer) experience in a church or ministry
  • Develop a team of financial and prayer supporters

Internship Missionary Opportunities | Camping Ministry | In Person

Description: This internship is at Sunbury Christian Camp in Kwazulu Natal, South Africa. The intern would be involved in ministries and tasks at Sunbury in line with his/her skills, experience, and with those needed at the time. The intern would be assigned specific duties that are a help to the career missionaries ministering at Sunbury. These duties would allow the intern contact with the Sunbury employed staff working on the Grounds, in Maintenance, and the Housekeeping Staff. Some ministry in local communities may be assigned by the missionary overseeing Community Ministries. Contact our office to discuss available dates and locations for this internship, as well as the specific needs required for your internship. This, as with all of ZEMA’s internships, allows the intern to raise a stipend up to $3000. The stipend amount will be determined at the conclusion of the internship (Total Raised– Total Costs= Stipend Amount).

Qualifications

  • A student with an interest in Christian camping/hospitality ministry
  •  Some experience in a local congregation or ministry
  • A deep love for God and a close personal walk with Him
  • A servant’s attitude: a willingness to do any of the tasks related to the camping ministry. This may include light maintenance, manual labor, supervision of staff and administrative responsibilities.
  • A local congregation who will commit to pray for you
  • Good physical health
  • Consider yourself to be self-motivated
  • Develop a team of financial and prayer supporters

Internship Missionary Opportunities | Children’s Ministry / Cross Cultural | In Person

Description: We are looking for 2 to 3 interns with a heart for teaching children and equipping Sunday School teachers cross culturally.  These may apply to ZEMA as a group.

  • Modify curriculum, creating a series of themed lesson plans that are culturally sensitive to use in areas where staffing and material resources are limited.  This should include a variety of content.  (i.e. lecture, story-telling, memory work, drama, object lessons, pictures and hand craft.)
  • Development of Object Lessons
  • The first 3 to 4 weeks will be spent in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa for:
  • Cultural orientation
  • Creative development of a themed series of lessons (5-7).  This will be carried out in consultation with a missionary and local Sunday school teacher.
  • Plan and present a one day Sunday School Teacher Training (SSTT) seminar with the missionary and local teacher
  • The last 3 to 4 weeks will require independent travel by reliable public transport to three other areas of ministry in South Africa and Swaziland to present the one day SSTT seminar in those areas.
  • Mentoring Meetings : a weekly ministry debrief with the supervising ZEMA missionary
  • Debrief the previous week
  • Weekly goals, plans, location of the coming week
  • Teaching content and preparation tips
  • Midpoint review and final evaluation as required by your school

Qualifications

  • A student interested in children’s ministry cross culturally
  • A heart for teaching children & Sunday School teachers
  • A deep love for God and a close personal walk with Him
  • A local congregation who will commit to pray for you
  • Good physical health
  • Consider yourself to be self-motivated
  • Some (volunteer) experience in a Sunday School ministry
  • Develop a team of financial and prayer supporters

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