We are sorry that this internship opportunity for September 2020 was cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation.  We hope to offer this opportunity again in 2021. Please check back in November:

The Africa Trek Internship is a leadership development and discipleship programme. It seeks to develop young people with potential and disciple them to become high quality, effective disciple-makers and leaders who know their identity in Christ and know their calling. The Africa Trek is in a challenging environment and acts as an effective medium in developing leaders efficiently - achieving great results in a short time span. The Africa Trek Internship is a 12-month programme that aims to give its participants experience and exposure to discipleship, missions and leadership.

Africa Trek (AT) Interns can join the internship in January and will complete a 3-month Trek as a regular participant. For the following 5 months, the Intern will participate in the leadership development programme that will be tailored by the AT Ministry Leaders to their specific needs, gifts and skills.

Potential activities may be to complete a course such as the Leadership Matters Course, or the Mentoring Clinic, and Interns will be given assignments to do as well as books to read by the AT Ministry Leaders. The Internship will conclude with a 3-month Trek that the intern will co-lead with another AT Leader at the discretion of the AT Ministry Leaders. If the AT Ministry Leaders do not deem the Intern ready to co-lead a Trek, they will engage in an alternative leadership experience for the final 3 months to culminate the Internship.

Dates 1 year internship starting in May or September
Apply by 3 moths prior to internship start date
Cost Please enquire
Ages 18+ Tailored towards participants aged 18-30
Suitable for single people welcomemarried couples welcomesorry, no familiessorry, no groups

Participants Profile

Participants between 18-30 years of age who are passionate about discipleship & disciple-making and are keen for a deeper relationship with God are welcome. Good, conversational English is essential.


Accommodation will change throughout the internship programme. 


Food will be commune style during the Trek and then vary the rest of the time.  The intern needs to be able to know how to prepare food themselves. 

Unfortunately, we cannot cater for special dietary requirements/allergies on this placement.


Interns must book and pay for their own flights in and out of South Africa (OR Tambo - JNB) for the start and end of the internship. The Trek team will arrange all travel from the airport.


Unfortunately, no allergies/intolerances can be accommodated for on this placement. During treks, you will be travelling frequently, and sometimes engaging in manual labour or sport in African climates. Therefore. you will need to arrive in relatively good health. You must have a valid yellow fever certificate. You are responsible for your own immunisations and malaria medication.


We will be travelling through Southern Africa during the treks and it is the responsibility of the participants to research beforehand what countries they need to apply for visas for ahead of time, and how much it will cost at the borders.

All border fees are to be paid in US dollars, and as a general rule, it is better to have more money than you need in case things change.


Price excludes flights, insurance, any visa/border crossing fees, any possible vaccinations, personal snacks or extra food during the Trek, accommodation before and/or after the Trek and/or any other activities Trekkies want to engage in. Price is subject to change according to the exchange rate.

The price includes OM UK’s Getting into Gear weekend (GiG) in Shropshire. This is a weekend of training and orientation.

As part of our safeguarding policy, you may require a valid enhanced DBS certificate which will cost an additional £20. 

Applicants must be 18 or over. This placement is tailored towards participants aged 18-30.

Different languages will be spoken in the different areas that you will travel to, but the language the Trek group will communicate in is English. Therefore a reasonable level of English is required.

You are responsible for your own immunisations and malaria medication. Your GP will have a good idea of what immunisations are required, but the one necessary injection for the Trek is Yellow Fever. 

Trekkies MUST have a valid Yellow Fever card with them during each Trek.

To apply, please request an application form using the button below.


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