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In an effort to care for all of our personnel, families, and mission around the world, EMI has been taking a number of steps in response to the progress of COVID-19.

Location-specific Crisis Management Teams remain in place to monitor COVID developments, inform, and care for EMI personnel. Decisions about official EMI travel (including project travel) domestically and internationally are being made on a case-by-case basis by Office Directors in locations concerned. EMI’s worldwide offices remain in varying states of closure with personnel working remotely or from home.

We continue to actively monitor the situation and will respond to new information affecting our worldwide ministry and teams. We view the COVID-19 Coronavirus as an opportunity to live out the gospel and our faith in Jesus through the ministry of EMI.

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Mid-January to Mid-June

  • Architecture
  • Civil Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering


As an intern with EMI South Africa in Cape Town, you will have an opportunity to participate in the work of EMI, engage in a multicultural office environment, and explore a unique area of the world.  The internship starts with an orientation where you will meet the office staff and fellow interns and get to know the EMI DNA.  Following orientation, you will join a Project Leader and other volunteers on a project trip either in South Africa or a neighboring country.  Your role will be to provide technical assistance to the team and engage with the partner ministry as we develop a design to serve them.

Although projects for this term have not been finalised, typical partner ministries include those providing orphan care, early childhood and youth development, and organisations ministering in informal settlements.  This office completes several smaller in-house design projects each year along with larger trip-based projects.

EMI South Africa interns support both our project trip efforts and internal design work.  Your involvement will likely include work on multiple projects during your internship.  You will work under supervision of South African and international professional volunteers and EMI staff to produce design plans and report documents.  You will have opportunities to gain professional experience in design software such as AutoCAD and SketchUp, as well as hone your critical thinking and writing skills.  You'll be partnered with a mentor to help you grow professionally and spiritually while working to bring restoration and hope to those in need.

The internship begins during the summer season and ends at the beginning of winter. Interns have the flexibility to explore Cape Town and South Africa using leave days included in the internship. We invite you to serve with your skills in this beautiful urban setting! 







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