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how it works

With Converge you can leverage your time, talent, and resources to serve an organization and a community that relates to your studies and your passion. Here’s how it works:

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step 1: host uses "create an internship" form

Converge internships are created by an individual who agrees to host interns for their organization. Hosts use our online Create an Internship form to design a customized internship program. 

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step 2: search & apply

Search for internships that relate to your passion or your area of study/skills. Search the session that fits your schedule and the area of the world you want to go. Apply through the application link on the internship opportunity page.

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step 3: choose a mentor

Choose your own Mentor from your community. Choose someone you trust, or ask your Ministry Leader or Academic Advisor for help. Your Mentor should be someone with appropriate experience and maturity, someone to pray with you and help you prepare to make a real difference.

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step 4: connect with fellow interns through the Converge Course

You will be enrolled in a unique online course and join a global community of interns sharing experiences. The Converge course is set up in five phases. The Pre-Departure Orientation is all online, including dozens of short videos (2-5 min) with cross-cultural missions experts from around the world.

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step 5: donors support interns & their projects

Your donations can sponsor the intern serving an organization or community you care about. Or you can sponsor Converge to help us continue to offer internships around the world. All donations are tax-deductible in the USA. Interns are also responsible to raise fees set by the Host. The only fee Converge charges is $25USD to begin participation in the Converge Course. 

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step 6: serve and design a unique project

The remaining phases of the Converge Course take place at the internship location. Those remaining four phases include -  Enculturation,  Assessment,  Project, and  Debriefing. You will accomplish various activities and assignments designed to help you engage on a deep level with the host community. When you arrive at the internship location, your Host will conduct the Enculturation Phase to introduce you to the organization and the community. During the Assessment Phase, you will also observe, listen, and ask open questions before you propose a unique contribution, to be completed during the Project Phase. Your big question, "What can I do here, with the time and resources that I have, to make a real difference?"   

You may design a project to help start a business or plant a church, establish an HIV/AIDS counseling clinic or health awareness campaign, install water pumps or storage facilities, establish therapy routines for disabled children in an orphanage, or redesign a medical clinic or pharmacy. You may envision the development of a healthy nutritional plan for a hospice, or the creation of a curriculum for a school. Your Project may take the form of a video, a web site, a PR campaign, or another community resource that relates to your studies or career. Finally, you will reflect on your Internship experience during the Debriefing Phase and post a summary of your Project.