Short-term Opportunities

Gap Year + Internships

There are 3 million Africans residing in North America and many have yet to hear the gospel. Our US-based gap year and internship programs last from one month to one year, seeking to expose men and women like you to incredible opportunities for sharing Christ’s love with African immigrants and refugees. This is a short-term discipleship and mission training program that will instill both Christ-like character and basic skills for reaching the unreached.

Perfect for college interns with an international focus.

Discovery Days

Spend a weekend on-site in a US city where AIM has an operating ministry team. Join the team for a cross-cultural experience, an ethnic meal, and valuable Q+A time. Get a preview of what diaspora work looks like in general, and observe specific ministries in action – such as English classes or refugee resettlement. Gain a better understanding of the scope, importance, and opportunity of reaching ethnic Africans here in America. Discovery Days runs 3 times a year in multiple locations.

Summer “Dream Teams”

Spend two weeks in Europe while being a part of hands-on ministry through partnership with local organizations. Be equipped to share the good news of Jesus in an intentional manner alongside your teammates, while serving vulnerable communities in practical ways. Many of the people you meet will come from a Muslim background and you may be their first Jesus following friend. DREAM Teams are an excellent way to learn more about diaspora ministry and see first hand the opportunities to reach Africans throughout the diaspora. Applications for each summer team are due by the end of March.

Featured Opportunties

UK Community Outreach Week

 3-11 August 2024

In a town in the midlands of the UK, there is a very small congregation with a very bright light shining and a burning desire to share the gospel with their neighbours- a large community of Africans, mainly from North Africa. This church has started a yearly summer holiday program that welcomes parents and kids to come and enjoy fun craft and sports activities while giving them the opportunity to build relationships and engage in meaningful conversations. If you have a heart for Africans to know Jesus and would like to practice how to be a good neighbour, come spend a week in the UK, engaging with the community while also being trained in outreach.

Virginia / Metro DC Team

Working in partnership with a local Christian nonprofit, you’ll serve in the Washington DC metro area, working among the immigrant community, helping them settle, develop life skills, find jobs, and learn English. Working with Africans and others from around the world, you’ll have opportunities to share the Good News and help believers to grow in their faith.

Student Outreach | Toulouse, France

Toulouse is the fourth largest city in France, filled with delightful food and ancient architecture. It also houses the second largest university student population. If you have a heart for discipling college students, serving in Toulouse allows for endless opportunities to befriend and disciple international college students. There are many unreached Africans on the European continent. They come for a multitude of reasons. One of those is to study. By joining this team, you will be involved in disciple-making through relational ministry and mobilizing local believers to help reach out to African college students and others.

Serve from one month to full-term.

Toronto Outreach

Of people moving to Canada, Africans compose the third largest contingent after Asians (incl. Chinese, Indians and Pakistanis) and Europeans. Approximately 40% of Canada’s Africans live in Ontario, and of these, the highest percentage live in Toronto. As part of AIM’s Diaspora Outreach in Toronto, you’ll play a role in sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ in what the UN reports to be the most ethnically diverse city in the world. You will find numerous ways to connect with African immigrants, including with sports and youth ministry.

US Summer Internships

If you’re from North America and curious about outreach to immigrants and refugees, you could join us in one of our seven outreach locations for a 1-3 month internship program. The objective of this diaspora-focused internship program is to expose men and women like you to incredible opportunities for sharing Christ’s love with immigrants and refugees living in America. Our summer internship is a short-term discipleship and mission training program that seeks to develop Christ-like character and instill basic skills for outreach among unreached people groups. Perfect for college interns with an international focus as well as churches who are looking to start their own ministry with immigrants and refugees.

Urban Oregon Outreach Team

Serve Africans and other immigrants through a community center in an urban Oregon location which offers a number of different services including: ESL, computer classes, citizenship classes, and driver’s education classes. This popular center offers separate classes for men and women as well as a child care program that runs simultaneously for the 1-5 year olds who have nowhere to go during their mother’s classes. Through the platform that the community center provides, and living in community among unreached African immigrants, team members will seek to build relationships that open doors to share the gospel and make disciples.

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Hey! We’re glad you’re here. Are you interested in our US-based internship program, wondering how to involve your church in outreach to African immigrants and refugees, or feeling God stir your heart to serve the African diaspora in some other way? Whatever the case, we want to hear from you!