Internships

How can I get involved?

When you think of Bibles International you probably think of Greek and Hebrew experts. We have a lot of those and if you are one, we would love to have you help; but there are many other kinds of people and ministries needed as well. We can use people with backgrounds in biblical languages, biblical ministry, written and cross-cultural communication, English, journalism, education, information technology, Bible translation, linguistics or TESOL/ESL, as well as fluent speakers of French or Spanish.

What are the goals of a BI internship?

We seek to:

  • Expose you to the wide range of ministries at Bibles International
  • Give you a vision for overseas ministry
  • Help you know God's will
  • Enable you to make a significant contribution to the work of Bible translation and Scripture use worldwide

What are the types of internships?

Linguistics

Assist in language analysis for the purpose of helping translate Scripture more consistently.

Translation

Help develop tools for translation; assist consultants in accuracy checking.

Literacy

Aid in design of primers and training materials to teach nationals to read Scripture in their heart language.

Scripture Engagement

Help create tools to promote the development of national churches through the study and use of their translated Scriptures.

Computer

Engage in development of software to help in accuracy of checking of translated Scripture and improve overall efficiency of the translation process; create materials for translations.

What is required for an internship?

Qualifications

A sincere interest in world missions, a burden for getting God's Word into the heart languages of people, and a willingness to serve with flexibility.  You must accept the BMM/BI doctrinal statement and have the approval of your church.

Time Frame

Most of the interns at Bibles International need at least some level of training by BI personnel in order to be beneficial or profitable. For this reason we generally only accept interns who can dedicate a minimum of 4 weeks. Internships can last up to a year.

Location

Many of our internships can be done completely at our offices in Grand Rapids. Some require an overseas trip; others can be tailored to include one if you so desire.

Expenses

None of the internships are paid positions. The cost varies according to where you are going. Please contact the Grand Rapids office for details.

For more information

To get more information and/or arrange for an interview to discuss where you would best fit in our internship program, contact us at [email protected] or at 616.942.7712.