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“The World Next Door internship wrecked my life. In a good way.”
These are the words of Jen Gunnels, one of World Next Door’s 2012 summer interns. She’s not exaggerating. Since interning with us, her life has been a wild journey of unexpected twists and turns, including six months spent serving in a South African orphanage.
The truth is, her story is only one of many. Our past summer interns have gone on to some great things. Journalism graduate school at Boston University, a year-long church internship in Belfast, peace and reconciliation work in the Democratic Republic of Congo, full-time church ministry in the Indy suburbs, and even joining the WND staff full-time!
It’s hard to say where God might take you if you participate in our internship, but one thing is clear: our internships are one-of-a-kind.
Think about it. What other experience will let you drink chai in a Kenyan slum, sit at the feet of incredible world-changing leaders, see elephants, hone your photography skills, go snorkeling in the Indian Ocean, worship in Swahili, and have your work published in a digital magazine?
If there’s another opportunity like this out there, please let me know, because I haven’t heard about it!
One exciting announcement regarding this year’s internship: we will now be accepting applications for a brand new role on our team. The position will be that of Videography Intern. We’re looking for gifted videographers interested in using their skills and gifts to help us tell stories in a new format. Their videos will be featured in both the August and September issues of World Next Door Magazine.
You can get all the details about this new position at our internships page.
We are less than a month away from the deadline to apply for the 2014 Summer Internship in Nairobi, Kenya. Applications are due February 14, 2014. We expect quite a few applicants this year, so don’t put off applying until it’s too late!
Don’t miss this chance to have your life wrecked… IN A GOOD WAY!
About the Author: Barry is the founder and Executive Director of World Next Door. A storyteller, traveller and giant nerd, he lives to compel suburban Americans to get engaged with social justice and find their place in God's kingdom revolution. His ultimate dream is to adopt a pet monkey named Kevin.