LIA Summer Internship

LIA Summer Internship 2020

Experience Life In Abundance through our internship program. See firsthand how God is bringing sustainable transformation through his church to some of the most poor and vulnerable people in the world. 

As an LIA intern, you will serve in two LIA program countries for a six week experience of both rural and urban African communities, serving God’s kingdom and learning how to love others wholistically.

Open to US residents ages 19-25 years old.

Registration Deadline December 1
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Trip Timeline

  • June 8 – June 11

    Pre-Trip Retreat in Louisville, KY

  • June 12 – July 4

    Kenya Field Engagement

  • July 4 – July 25

    Ethiopia Field Engagement

  • July 26 – July 29

    Post-Trip Retreat in Louisville, KY


Why should I intern with Life In Abundance?

Sacrificing six weeks of the summer as a young adult may seem like a lofty call. However, our summer program is more than just an internship. Interns will receive empowering training and first-hand experience relieving poverty on mission for an extended period of time. While on the field, interns will be immersed in our transformational development model and be able to attest to the Lord’s gospel transformation in a powerful way.

Who can intern?

Participants must be between the ages of 19-25 and US residents. We seek interns who are adaptable and willing to serve and love where they are needed.

When is it?

Our next LIA Summer Internship takes place June 8th to July 29th, 2020.

Do I have to attend all six weeks?

Yes! All interns are required to participate in the full internship program.

How much is it and how am I expected to pay for it?

The LIA Summer Internship for 2020 is $7,250 per participant. This includes lodging and meals for pre and post-trip activities, international flights, lodging and meals on the field, and training materials. Funds do not include travel to and from Louisville, Kentucky where the internship starts and ends.

We believe our God is the ultimate provider. Because of that, we require that participants support raise in order to attain the funds needed for this internship. We will guide interns in how to have support meetings with friends and family to ask for spiritual and financial assistance for the trip.

Participants who apply for this internship are responsible to raise the total amount of funds. If funds are not all raised through support, the participant will be responsible for covering the remainder of their balance in order to take part in the internship.

What does the cost include?

The LIA Summer Internship cost includes

  • All international travel expenses (international flights, in-country flights, ground transportation etc.)
  • All accommodations, meals, and beverages while in-country
  • Hosting by LIA In-Country staff throughout entirety of the trip
  • All community engagement expenses for 3-4 communities in each country. A total engagement of 6-8 communities covering urban, peri-urban, and rural contexts within two countries.
  • 3 day pre-trip retreat in Louisville, KY
  • 3 day post-trip retreat in Louisville, KY
  • 1-2 country specific tourist/cultural experiences
  • All necessary materials for pre-trip training and in-country training (Training of Trainer sessions)

The LIA Summer Internship DOES NOT include

  • Travel to/from Louisville, KY for pre and post trip retreats
  • Passport Applications Costs
  • Visa Application Costs
  • Required vaccinations and medications for travel
  • Souvenirs, gifts etc.

Where will we be?

The LIA interns will spend pre and post-trip days in Louisville, Kentucky and six weeks traveling to various rural and urban Kenyan and Ethiopian communities in which we currently serve.

What will we be doing?

Our interns will visit various communities that we currently serve and partner in our work. Participants will also receive elements of our training throughout the internship to provide a clear understanding of our model and the work they’ll be doing within the communities.

Where will we be staying?

The team will stay in various guesthouses throughout urban and rural Kenyan and Ethiopian communities.

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact Jason Dilday (