If you want to invest your marketplace skills or passions in the Great Commission, business as missions (BAM) is probably for you. The BAM internship program includes a variety of locations across various nations each with unique skills needs. These are some of our best BAMs that are doing incredible work to bring the love of Christ to unreached people groups.
As an intern, you will be engaging in ministry activities, team life, business development, and cross-cultural learning.
Each business has unique needs, which we call “business tracks.” You can explore more about the internships in the tabs below.
Reach out to our BAM Internship Coordinator to discuss the program and track that best fits who God has created you to be!
As part of the internship program, you will select a location that will have various business needs.
Multiple interns may go to the same location. While interns will learn many of the same things at a location, they may apply to take responsibility for specific tasks that differ from each other. For example, a fellow intern may apply for the finance track, while you may apply for the marketing track at the same business location.
For the purpose of the internship, we call these needs “business tracks” which include, but are not limited to the following specialties:
- Food Service Management
- Barista Mastery
- Supply Chain Management
- Event Planning
- CrossFit & Dance
- Agriculture (Summer Only)
Each intern may have specific duties for a business that they have been assigned uniquely. We call these specialties “business tracks.” However, there are four broad disciplines that every intern will gain experience in regardless of their business location or track:
- Cross-Cultural Skills
- Business Management
- Interpersonal Relations
Internships typically range from 6 weeks to a full school semester long. In general, we parcel these into Spring, Summer, and Fall internship periods, but internships may be available for other periods upon request.
In general, interns should expect to spend 10 to 20 hours per week working in the business and 10 to 20 hours per week in team meetings, trainings, and ministry activities. For those enrolled at a university, this will allow time for online courses to be taken concurrently. The amount of extracurricular activities and online courses taken should be navigated on an individual basis and explored with your school advisor and onsite host.
These are unpaid internships. However, the total budget will be $3,000-9,000 USD depending on the location. This includes airfare, housing, insurance, meals, visa, transportation, etc.
Students may be able to transfer on-campus housing and food allowances to their internship location similarly to the way a study abroad is handled. Unless an arrangement is already in place at your school, this will need to be explored with your advisor and the internship host.
What Drives Us
THE GREAT COMMISSION
Jesus commanded his followers to go and make disciples of all nations
42% of the global population has little to no access to the Gospel
BUSINESS AS MISSION
The marketplace is uniquely designed to proclaim the Gospel in word and deed
FAITH & WORK
The Gospel redeems all things including the work of our hands