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Vancouver – 9 months internship

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Vancouver – 9 months internship

Urban Ministry, Multicultural

TYPE: Internship


September to May


9 Months


6 (min) to 8 (max)


$900 CAD

Short Description

Interns in Vancouver are partnered with North Shore Alliance church, a community involved in working with youth, children, new Canadians, people struggling with poverty and mental health issues, discipleship training, and outreach. Over the course of the internship, you will get to serve in an urban and diverse environment and be mentored weekly by an experience staff. This internship offers individuals a highly relational opportunity to grow in their love for God, people, and ministry with the unique advantage of creating the internship according to your desired goals and needed experience. We'd love to be a part of what God is currently doing in your life by providing space for growth. Our community is able to provide sleeping arrangements during the duration of internship.

Is this you?

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Location Profile

The multi-ethnic character of Vancouver allows leaders to learn how to cross cultures sensitively in order to build friendship and share the good news concerning Jesus. More than half of the population of Vancouver consider English as their second language. How do we partner with other thriving faith communities who worship Jesus in such cultural diversity?

Teams, Interns and apprentices will be placed in environments where passion for God, spiritual growth, and empowerment can be cultivated. How do you become spiritually vibrant and alive when the Church and its people are at the margins of society? You will have opportunity to explore the foundations of their identity in Christ as it relates to their unique personalities, insecurities, and ability to work in a team.


Meet your Hosts

Get to know the team on the ground



Outreach Pastor at North Shore Alliance Church

Born and raised in Vancouver, Dave has been a pastor at NSAC since 1997.  Passionate for raising up the next generation of Christian leaders, Dave spent many years as a Youth Pastor, and now gives leadership to the church in local and global missions.  Dave is married to Joanne and they have 4 young adult children.  A few of Dave’s favourite things/people are: family, Canada, Jesus, soccer, hiking/camping, and the Vancouver Canucks.

Mardi Dolfo-Smith

Discipleship Pastor at North Shore Alliance Church

Mardi has been a pastor for 20 years. She has been involved in discipleship and outreach on a university campus, ministry to people struggling with sexual and relational brokenness and ministry to people struggling with mental health issues. She is currently the Discipleship Pastor at NSAC.


Michelle Jackson

Site Administrator

Michelle has been on staff with NSAC for 6 years and was a travel agent prior to joining our team. Michelle also is the administrator for our youth and outreach ministries and a welcoming person for those who enter our church.

Before you head off

We think having as much information before you go overseas ensures a quality experience for everyone. It's our hope that you'll get a chance to see how God is at work and learn well with our hosts and their partners.

So here's two additional resources for you! >



Download a PDF version of the handbook which you'll find information on what to prepare, bring and expect during your trip.

Welcome Video

Here's a short video to guide you in the process. Watch at home or as a group, you decide!

Looking to join this opportunity?

Click below to fill out an interest form and we will send you more details!

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