Name of Organization: Wycliffe Bible Translators
Address of Organization: 14 Steinway Blvd., Etobicoke,
ON, M9W 6M6.
Contact Person: Amy Wolverton, Internship
Phone: (416) 675-6473 (Paul Hooper) or 1-306-681-4447
Work of organization: Wycliffe Bible Translators of
Canada (WBTC) is committed to translating the Scriptures for indigenous peoples
and seeing people around the world reading the translated Scriptures. WBTC is an
extension of the church in Canada to help the church fulfill its mandate to make
disciples of all nations.
Kinds of internships: The type of internships would vary
greatly and would depend on the skills and interests of the intern. The
placement would be determined by a collaboration of the intern, the field entity
involved and Wycliffe Canada. Examples of the types of internships are community
development based on the use of appropriate technology, government relations,
various areas of management and/or administration, village language and literacy
work and teachers of missionary children.
Desirable skills: The key component is the character of
the individual (with a special focus on personal integrity and an ability to
work well with others in a "team" approach to work -specifically in a
multi-cultural setting). The next component would be to have a usable skill -
this could be in engineering-related activities, teaching, management etc.
Number of internships: Variable.
Location of internships: We work in about 70 countries
of the world and the specific location is something to be determined by the
intern and the agency.
Duration of internships: 2 months up to one year.
Costs: Interns can raise money to cover all their
expenses or can fund the internship themselves. The cost of the internship
depends on the length of time and location.
Accommodation: The local entity will make arrangements
Insurance: While involved in the Wycliffe [WBTC] project
the intern is insured by Wycliffe [WBTC] for loss of life and dismemberment.
Medical coverage: Ask for details.
Training: The intern will be expected to be involved in
a Wycliffe Orientation Course. This can be completed over a weekend or may be
done with sessions during the week. The specific arrangements would be made with
the local Wycliffe office.
Evaluation: Wycliffe will ensure that every intern is
appropriately "debriefed" at the conclusion of their experience. An evaluation
for Wycliffe College can be done by the overseas entity and should be
Volunteering: There are opportunities to work with the
local office. The type of work and time-involved will be arranged by the intern
and local staff.
Faith statement: Here
Application form: Email the Internship Coordinator at