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Intern at World Vision

An internship at World Vision is an opportunity for you to explore career paths in the nonprofit sector.

We promise that you won’t get stuck by the copy machine, or running to Starbucks for your manager. Your time is valuable here! And because we value your contributions to the organization, we also provide a stipend to help with some of your living expenses.

We want to help you develop your professional skills and grow in your faith while putting your passions to good use.  If you’ve always wanted to see the inner workings of a large non-profit – then World Vision is the place for you!

Group of World Vision interns

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Why World Vision?

Who We Are2012 Summer Interns

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, their families, and communities worldwide. We strive to help them reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.

What’s the Commitment?

A World Vision internship lasts between 10 and 12 weeks. We ask that all interns commit at least 20 hours per week, however most managers prefer closer to 40 if that works for your schedule. We provide a stipend of $650 per month to assist with some of your living expenses while you're learning from our organization.

Should You Apply?

To apply for an internship at World Vision, you must meet a few requirements:

  • You must be a currently enrolled college student with at least one year of college under your belt.
  • While we definitely accept grads and post grads, we only accept applicants who have graduated within the past year.
  • You must agree with, and feel comfortable accepting, the World Vision Statement of Faith or the Apostles’ Creed.

Program Events and Activites

Orientation

Your internship at World Vision begins with an orientation and onboarding program. This is an opportunity for you to get to know your fellow interns, your manager, and be immersed in the World Vision culture.

Devotions

Each week you’ll spend time in devotions discussing topics, reading Scripture, and praying together. Devos are an excellent opportunity for you to connect, grow, and learn from your peers.

Chapel

Every Wednesday you are invited to attend an organization-wide chapel service. Interns and staff gather to spend an hour in worship, prayer, and hear an insightful message.

Each year, the interns have an opportunity to host a chapel service! From worship to the message, you and your peers will get to share what you have learned and experienced during your time at World Vision with all of the employees.  It’s an amazing way to connect as a peer group and encourage the staff.

Intern Sessions

At World Vision we are invested in our interns’ professional development. Our desire is to provide you with the exclusive opportunity to meet with and learn from the best of the best.

Each week you will be invited to attend an intern session where you will hear from our senior leadership and department executives. You will learn about their personal journey to World Vision, the role they currently serve in, and have an opportunity to ask questions.

Informational Interviews

Are you curious about what goes on in other departments? Have you come across a staff member who has your dream job? Ask your manager to help you set up an “informational interview.”

Our staff love to get to know interns and provide helpful advice, so don’t hesitate to ask around! These are great opportunities for you to learn about who they are, what they do, and gain insight into what life is like in the nonprofit sector.

Service Projects

The core of what we do at World Vision is our service to others. We encourage all of our staff to take time for community service in their area. Interns have the opportunity to take part in organized service projects as well.

Housing and Transportation

Although World Vision is not able to provide interns with housing and transportation, we do everything we can to help you find a place to call home during your time here. We have a list of potential resources and other options to get you started in the process.

All interns are PAID a monthly stipend of $650.

This is provided in order to assist with living expenses such as rent, food, gas etc.  While we aren’t able to guarantee housing, we will gladly put you in touch with potential host families in the area.

Our recommended modes of transportation vary depending on the location of your internship: 

  • We strongly encourage our Federal Way interns to bring a car.  Due to the location of our office it can be a challenge without a vehicle. If interns do not have their own car, we recommend connecting with your other interns to carpool together.
  • Our office in Washington, D.C. is more accessible via public transportation, which tends to be the best choice in that area.

Apply

We want your internship at World Vision to be mutually beneficial, so we try to match our interns with exciting projects in their area of interest.  Be sure to thoughtfully consider your passions, skills, and interests and apply for the internships that align most closely with them. 

Once you have submitted your application, our Intern Coordinator will let you know if you will be moving forward with an interview. If we determine your background and interests are a good fit for one of our positions, you’ll have an opportunity to interview with a specific manager to hear about the projects you could be working on. Soon after, you will be contacted with a hiring decision!



 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this a paid internship?

We offer all of our interns a monthly stipend of $650 to help with living expenses such as rent, food, gas, etc.

When are internships available?

World Vision offers internships in the spring, summer, and fall (with the highest number of openings available in the summer). We ask successful applicants to commit to a work period of 10 to 12 weeks.

What is the application process like?

First, you will complete an online application. If you qualify, our Intern Coordinator will contact you for an interview. Afterward, they will schedule secondary interviews with managers who have projects that match your interests and experience.

See the Application Process tab for more information.

How many hours will I be working?

Most managers ask for a minimum of 15 to 20 hours per week. However, depending on your schedule and availability, you can choose to put in up to 40 hours a week.

What does a typical internship look like?

World Vision internships are located in either a corporate office or a warehouse environment. Interns work with a manager who provides direction and oversight for the completion of specific projects.

Will World Vision provide housing?

Unfortunately we do not have the resources to provide our interns with housing or transportation.

However, we are available to answer questions and provide suggestions. For instance, interns in the past have chosen to stay with reputable host families in the area, or rent an apartment together.

See the Housing and Transportation tab for more information.

Do interns have to be college students?

Yes, interns must be currently enrolled in a university, college, seminary, or technical school, or have been enrolled within the past year.

Does World Vision send interns to other countries?

No. All of our internship opportunities are located in the United States.