Spring Internships

Time Frame: February - May
Year in College: Post Grad

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Summer Internships

Time Frame: June - August
Year in College: Junior/Senior

Learn More About Summer Internships

We’re assembling the next generation of child advocates. Each spring and summer, emerging professionals join us at our headquarters in beautiful Colorado Springs to gain experience at one of the largest non-profit organizations in the United States.

Our interns use their talents and skills in a variety of departments within our organization, from IT to Global Program to Marketing. We invest in our interns both professionally and personally because we know that their innovative ideas are worth pursuing. Come join us in releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name!

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Compassion's internship program was selected as one of the WayUp Top 100 Internships in the United States for 2019.

We are now accepting applications for our spring internship!

Our spring 2024 internship will run from February 5 to May 17. The application closes on October 27, so apply now!

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What to Expect

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Learn from one of our full-time Compassion staff, who will develop you both professionally and spiritually.

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Paid Internship

Receive a competitive hourly wage for your work with Compassion.

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Subsidized Housing

Stay with a Compassion-approved host home for the length of your internship at a minimal cost.

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Experience our professional chefs’ tasteful, rotating menu.

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Fitness Center

Work out in our 24/7 fitness facility, fully equipped with locker rooms, showers and classes.

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Make a Difference

Use your gifts and talents to further our cause in releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name.

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Adventure in Colorado

Explore the abundant adventures available in Colorado’s Rocky Mountain range.

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Valuable Experience

Build your skills through hands-on projects while being treated as a true employee.

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Mission Trip

See firsthand the work God is doing through Compassion, as we holistically care for children and youth living in poverty.

“In my internship, I was invested in by those around me, offered space to learn and be developed, and shaped by people who love the Lord.”

— Zandy B.

Mission Trips

Our interns have the opportunity to spend one week in Latin America at local Compassion sites. Interns spend time playing with Compassion-sponsored children, serving local church partners, and learning firsthand about the impact that Compassion is having in dozens of countries worldwide. Paired with their work experience at our U.S. headquarters, this energizing trip provides interns with a holistic perspective of Compassion’s ministry.

The mission trip is an optional aspect of the internship, and interns are responsible for raising their own funds. However, we offer various fundraising resources, including an online donation portal, because we believe the trip is foundational to each intern’s experience. Spring and summer interns participate together in the mission trip, providing an opportunity to connect with fellow child advocates. Past intern trips have included the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Nicaragua, Haiti, El Salvador, and Guatemala. Are you ready to embark on this adventure?

Please note: Due to COVID-19, our internship mission trips have been indefinitely canceled. We look forward to resuming these impactful adventures in the future!

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