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.
We seek to:
Assist in language analysis for the purpose of helping translate Scripture more consistently.
Help develop tools for translation; assist consultants in accuracy checking.
Aid in design of primers and training materials to teach nationals to read Scripture in their heart language.
Help create tools to promote the development of national churches through the study and use of their translated Scriptures.
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.
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.
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.
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.
None of the internships are paid positions. The cost varies according to where you are going. Please contact the Grand Rapids office for details.
While the deadline for application for summer 2023 internships is past, there is still opportunity to be involved in an internship in the fall of 2023 or spring of 2024. There will be specific opportunities available for internships in the summer of 2024. The deadline for application for summer 2024 internships will be March 1, 2024.
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.