LIA Summer Internship 2019

Jun 10 2019 - Jul 30 2019

The LIA Summer Internship is a culturally immersive missions experience created to equip and empower young adults to explore the intricacies of sustainable community transformation in both rural and urban contexts. At LIA, we long to raise up the next generation of Christian leaders by mobilizing young adults into the mission field and equipping them to serve local communities using our “wholistic” model. Our transformational development model serves alongside local churches within each community to target four main areas of need:

  1. Economic Empowerment
  2. Community Health
  3. Social Engagement
  4. Education

The LIA Summer Internship provides an opportunity to participate within the various programs and projects implemented within specific communities we currently serve. Our hope is to give our interns the same heart for church-centered community transformation as God has given us! 

This years intern team will spend time engaging in both Kenya and Ethiopia.

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Jason Dilday
(502) 727-2639



Due 6/3/2019

$2,000.00 Fundraising Deadline #1: Due 3/15/2019
$4,500.00 Fundraising Deadline #2: Due 5/3/2019
$6,750.00 Full Funds Deadline Due 6/3/2019


Jun 10 2019 - Jun 13 2019

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM EDT

Pre-Trip Team Retreat (Mandatory) Required

Louisville, KY

A time for team members to become acquainted with each other and to become knowledgable of trip information & expectations.

Jul 28 2019 - Jul 30 2019

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM EDT

Post-Trip Team Debrief (Mandatory) Required

Louisville, KY

A full trip debrief and team getaway.


LIA Summer Intern Covenant Required

Due 3/15/2019

Required upon acceptance


LIA Trip Participant Packet Required

Due 3/15/2019

Required upon acceptance


Passport Info Page (Copy) Required

Due 3/15/2019

Required upon acceptance.




  1. Sign the LIA Internship Covenant and return by email, fax or mail (to be provided upon acceptance).
  2. Complete the LIA Participant packet and return by email, fax or mail (to be provided upon acceptance).
  3. Valid United States Passport.
  4. Background check completed by your home church.
  5. Complete a TBD personality test prior to the Pre-Trip Retreat (to be provided upon acceptance).


  1. Meet all fundraising deadlines as detailed in the trip description. Final funds must be submitted by May 31, 2019.
  2. Intern is responsible for any travel costs to and from Louisville (pre and post trip).
  3. Intern is responsible for all Passport, Visa application & vaccination/medical expenses.


  1. You must between the ages of 19 - 25 years old.
  2. U.S. Residents only


Back on American Soil!

By Morgan Kast on 8/7/2019

Hello all! I have officially retuned home safely and have been a...

Week 5- Adama & Jimma, Week 6 - Addis & Debre Birhan, Post- Trip Debrief

By Margaret Geraghty on 8/2/2019

Hey from the USA! We arrived safely in Louisville on Sunday...

Karibu Africa!

By Mandy Harrison on 7/23/2019

Hey everyone! Here is an update on how my intership is going this f...