Engineering Ministries International
Canada (EMI) Canada
Name of Organization: Engineering Ministries
International Canada (EMI) Canada.
Address of Organization:Suite 201, 625 14th Street NW,
Calgary, AB T2A 2A1.
Contact Person: Greg Young.
Work of organization: EMI Canada is a non-profit,
Christian development organization mobilizing volunteer architects, engineers,
surveyors, building techs and other design professionals who donate their skill
and experience on short-term mission teams to serve front-line Christian
ministries in developing nations.
Specifically working with ministries that serve the poor, EMI comes alongside
client ministries who are undertaking construction projects, are involved in
disaster response or disaster risk reduction or who are requiring construction
management. In these specialized ways EMI fulfills its mandate to help children
and families around the world step out of poverty and into a world of
hope.Engineering Ministries International is a family of seven international
offices that together have conducted over 1000 projects in over 90 countries
Kinds of internships: Internships with EMI Canada are
typically one school term long, taking place in the Spring (Jan-April), Summer
(May-Aug) and Fall (Sept-Dec). Intern positions have typically been filled by
engineering and architecture students who have completed at least three years of
a professional program. However, interns from other disciplines who contribute
to serve our client ministries with other skills have been accepted and are
always welcome to apply.
EMI Canada interns are based in Calgary, Alberta but travel with a project
team for a 10-14 day working visit to the ministry location near the beginning
of the term. Once the project trip is complete the remainder of the term is
spent completing the project report, design/construction documents and other
deliverables (i.e. materials to aid fundraising) for the client ministry.
Desirable skills:EMI Canada is looking for interns who are
challenged to assist ministries in the developing nations increase their
capacity to serve the poor and bring people to a saving faith in Jesus. Focusing
on construction design professionals but also incorporating the skills of those
in business development, communication and graphic design, interns with
specialized skills of all kinds can complement the core work of an EMI team.
Number of internships: 2-6 each term.
Location of internships: EMI Canada interns are based on
Duration of internships: Typically 3-4 months but two
term internships are possible.
Costs: Tuition, living expenses in Calgary, overseas
travel (airfare, insurance, immunizations, visa) for the project trip -
typically around $5,000-$7,000 for the term.
Accommodation: Client ministries host the EMI project
team by providing accommodations, meals and local transportation during the
overseas project trip. For accommodation in Calgary, eMi maintains an intern
house for less expensive rent but can also arrange for billets. Interns are free
to stay with friends or relatives who live in Calgary.
Insurance: The only insurance cost is travel insurance
during the project trip.
Medical coverage: Project leaders purchase group
travel/medical plans for the overseas project trip. Interns will arrange and pay
for appropriate immunization/boosters necessary for overseas travel once they
have been assigned to a project.
Training: Winter and Fall term interns are required to
attend Intern Orientation at the beginning of their term in Colorado Springs,
CO. This orientation is attended by all EMI interns from all international EMI
Volunteering: Yes, as a non-profit, charitable
organization we utilize the assistance of volunteers in a variety of roles
throughout the year. The specifics of what the intern could volunteer to do will
depend on the skill-sets they possess.
Faith statement: We affirm the Lausanne Covenant
established at the International Congress on World Evangelization, Lausanne,
Switzerland, July 1974. The following statement of faith is intended as a brief
summary of what the Lausanne Covenant affirms more completely and expresses
statements of faith historically held by eMi.
1. We believe the Bible to be the inspired and only authoritative Word of
God. (II Timothy 3:16)
2. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons:
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (I John 5:6-8)
3. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth,
in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through
His shed blood. We believe in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the
right hand of the Father, and in His imminent and personal return in power and
glory. (John 3:16; I Corinthians 15:3-4; I Peter 2:18-24)
4. We believe the Holy Spirit is a gift from God as promised by the Lord
Jesus Christ to those who believe. The Holy Spirit brings about the conviction
of sin and the new birth, bears witness of our adoption, and is the power behind
Christian growth and ministry. (Matthew 3:11; John 14:16-17; John 16:5-15; Acts
1:8; Acts 2:4, 38-39; Acts 19:1-7; I Corinthians 12:7-11)
5. We believe that all people are lost and guilty of sin. Jesus Christ is
the only mediator between God and people. Salvation is brought about, not by
works, but by faith in the work of Jesus Christ on the cross as a sacrifice for
the sins of the world. (Romans 3:21-30; Galatians 4:4-7; Ephesians 2:8-9; I
Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 22:20)
6. We believe in the resurrection of everyone, both the saved and the
lost; the saved unto the resurrection of life; and the lost unto the
resurrection of damnation. (John 5:24, 28, 29)
7. We believe the Church is at the very center of God's cosmic purpose
and represents the Body of Christ on earth (Matthew 28:19,20; Acts 1:8;
Ephesians 3:9-11; I Corinthians 12:27)
Contract: EMI internships are volunteer positions so
while there is an application and acceptance process with stated understandings
in place, interns do not have a contractual relationship with EMI Canada.
Deadline:For a fall internship (mid-August to
mid-December), applications are due end of March. For a spring internship
(January to April), applications are due by beginning of the previous September.
For a summer internship (mid May to mid August), applications are due by end of
January. (See website for exact dates).
Application to: Greg Young.
Further: While we have traditionally engaged undergrad and
graduate level professional design students, we are excited about the
possibility of engaging graduate and post-graduate interns in the broader field