Borrowed Talent is a rigorous, hands-on internship program designed to help students put into practice what they’re learning in the classroom and explore the various facets of overseas ministry. We work closely with students and their faculty advisers to design an internship that will meet their university requirements and fulfill the academic or career interests of the student. Students can choose between a summer, semester or year-long internship.
Interns will live on our Esther’s House campus in the Ncheu region of Malawi and will work alongside our full-time missionaries and Malawian staff. We currently have openings for the following positions
- Pre-school teaching assistant: Assist preschool teacher in planning and executing lessons; assist with after-school tutoring and skills classes; assist educational director with administrative tasks. (Depending on training and interest, intern may teach entire classes on his/her own)
- Computer skills teacher: Teach computer skills to primary and secondary school students, including basic word processing, Excel and typing skills; manage computer lab.
- Supply replenishment coordinator: Manage supply inventory for food, construction materials, medical supplies, etc; make trips to purchase necessary supplies; restock and redistribute supplies as needed.
- Short-term team coordinator: Prepare housing accommodations for short-term teams; communicate with team leader to finalize team itinerary ahead of visit; serve as point person to assist teams once they’ve arrived in country.
- Financial assistant: Assist director of finance with day-to-day bookkeeping, cash disbursements and administrative tasks.
- Communications and media liaison: write regular updates for the Pure Mission blog; take photos and videos as needed; produce long-term storytelling project.
- Nutritional assistant: Assist our Esther’s House cooks with designing and producing nutritional meals; assist our feeding center managers with distributing food.
- Agricultural assistant: Assist with manual labor in the fields and in the gardens; assist with general upkeep of the Esther’s House grounds; assist the agricultural director with developing new farming techniques.
- Youth and sports ministry: Organize and lead the weekly youth group; organize daily sports activities; one-on-one discipleship with older children
- Nurse/ First-aid caregiver: Perform first aid when necessary; provide basic treatment for simple illnesses; perform basic checkups for children and widows as necessary.