Application Process


Application/Program Process

  1. Fill out the online application.

  2. In addition to the application, you will need to send us the $25 application fee and have 2 references sent on your behalf (1 pastor and 1 non-relative) to the Serve Globally office or email at

  3. Serve Globally staff will review your application which includes a background & reference check. The application is then sent to the host in the country of interest and the Regional Coordinators.

  4. Serve Globally staff will connect with mission hosts regarding your ministry setting, your in-country logistics, and budgeting parameters. SG will contact you once you have been approved by the mission host and Serve Globally.

  5. Once approved, Serve Globally will connect you to your onsite internship supervisor to set guidelines.

  6. Serve Globally will send you a liability packet that will need to be completed and sent to Serve Globally.

  7. Serve Globally will work with you and the mission host to create a budget – considering ECC options of stipend and health insurance, travel, and expenses. Fundraising can begin.

  8. Intern will be required to successfully complete assessments, reading, and other needed missiological training with the Serve Globally staff.

  9. Donations will be received through the Serve Globally office. You will get a Donor Elf account to help you track your donations.

  10. Serve Globally staff will work with ECC HR, and Finance to get office paperwork completed for pay, online donations, and health insurance, if needed. Serve Globally staff provides assistance with travel and financial logistics, including a plan for reimbursement of expenses incurred.

  11. When 80% of funds are raised, Serve Globally staff will give approval to purchase flight tickets. Interns will still need to raise 100% of their funds before their departure to their country of service.

  12. Serve Globally and mission host will stay in touch regarding needs, support, financial matters, feedback for volunteer, and process.

  13. At the end of your internship, you will be required to complete and send us an internship evaluation.

Questions? Email us at

Serve Globally
Evangelical Covenant Church
8303 W. Higgins Rd.
Chicago, IL 60631