Medical Ministry Experience
The Luke Society offers several internship opportunities for students interested in international medical missions.
The internships immerse students into the Christian medical ministry field where they are challenged to assist in the physical, social and spiritual well-being of community residents.
Internship opportunities are available in Central America, South America, Africa, Europe and Asia. Students can be connected to a specific ministry based on their foreign language gifts and abilities; however, fluency in foreign language is not a prerequisite for all ministry locations.
Students are responsible for all internship-related expenses, including travel. The Luke Society helps to facilitate communication between the students, supervisors and international ministry directors.
Applicants should provide a resumé, list of internship goals, desired dates of service and a geographical region in which they would like to serve. Additionally, they should provide a faith-based testimony of their spiritual background and important Christian beliefs.
All materials should be received at least nine months prior to the intended internship dates. Applications may be mailed to: Luke Society, Attn: Rod Ledeboer, 3409 S. Gateway Boulevard, Sioux Falls, SD 57106. They also may be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This experience truly changed the way that I view medicine and serving others. Before this, I had little experience with community health education and this opened up my eyes to needs of people all over the world to be educated on how to live a healthy lifestyle that will improve their quality of life. The people and the children that I worked with also touched me in ways that I will treasure forever.
— Josie Clark, Northwestern College
2015 Intern to Moyobamba Perú
My internship with the Luke Society was pivotal for me both as a person and as a pre-medical student. My experience abroad not only served to confirm my passion for people and the field of medicine, but also led me to understand and appreciate a culture much different than my own. I learned that love has no borders. Neither language, nor race, nor distance could diminish the love I have for the people I met in Ghana. What I learned in Ghana goes much beyond the medical knowledge I acquired and has served to shape the type of person and physician I aim to be.
— Erica Noyes, Drake University
2014 intern to Kasei, Ghana