GAP Year Missionary Internship Programs

Gap (One Year) Missions Opportunities

in Africa, Asia, the Pacific and Americas…

Malawi Gap Year 09 Many people—high school graduate age, college age and professionals—are choosing to have a Gap Year Programs between school and job placement. Teen Missions has many opportunities to go overseas to work with AIDS Orphans Rescue Units (AORU) in Africa or at any of Teen Missions bases worldwide, for one year of missionary service. We appreciate your interest in the GAP (One) Year Missionary Internship Program with Teen Missions International in partnership with AIDS Orphans and Street Children and Motorcycle Sunday School Mission. We hope following information will assist you in deciding if this is where the Lord wants you to serve.

Length of Missionary Involvement:

One Year — (June to June)

Age Requirement:

You must be 18 years old or older.

GAP Year Volunteer Locations:


Australia Honduras Russia
Flag of Cambodia South East Asia Cambodia Madagascar South Africa
Cameroon Malawi Uganda
Ecuador Philippines

North America:


Note: We never place a North American female alone at a base, you would have to go where we have other gap year participants or a North American as staff or interns. We reserve the right to place candidates in countries where the need is the greatest.

Program Details

One Year (Gap) Volunteer Medical in Malawi 2013Part 1 

The first part of the GAP (one—year) internship program is to participate as a mission trip leader (or leader in training) with a Teen Missions summer team. Candidates must attend a Teen Missions Leader Training Seminar prior to the summer missions trip. Placement on a team as a mission trip leader is based on recommendations and on passing a state criminal background check. If you are 18 or 19 you could be placed as a leader in training based on your recommendations. Ideally you would be placed on a summer missions trip that takes you to the country where you would remain afterwards to begin your missionary service.

Part 2 

Once the North American team is over you would report to the base country coordinator to receive your responsibilities.. If you choose a base in Africa, you would have the opportunity to work at one of our AIDS Orphans Rescue Units living in a rural bush setting and working day to day with orphans. At many of our bases you could assist with teaching Sunday school and literacy classes to the children and adults who come each week. All bases will require physical as well as spiritual work.


Total involvement expense is: Summer mission trip cost + 500 a month.

Summer expense is due by the time you leave the country the rest of the funds can come in over the course of the year with the final payment due by September 1 of the termination year. You will also be responsible for passport fees, country visa fees and any immunizations. We will print prayer cards and letters and give you photos and DVDs to assist you in your fundraising efforts.

Missionary & Leadership Training:

Training will take place for three weeks in Merritt Island , FL. You will be trained in the following areas: basic first aid, culture, motorcycle riding, gardening & agriculture, literacy, teaching children, and basic Teen Missions policies.





  1. By one yr is it you come back on the day you left or is I 10-12 months? Parents are wondering:-)

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