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Timothy Internship Program

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

 

WHAT IS THE TIMOTHY INTERNSHIP PROGRAM?

The Timothy Internship Program (TIP) is a practical, hands-on boot camp built on a foundation of true discipleship principles, apostolic team, and personal accountability. What you learn in TIP cannot be learned merely from a textbook or a classroom setting. This program puts you on the front-lines of missions life while teaching you important and necessary skill-sets to be an effective missionary. What makes our training unique, is that it has been developed by veteran missionaries for missionaries

 

WHO CAN ATTEND THE INTERNSHIP?

The Timothy Internship Program is the 2nd step in Go To Nations comprehensive, missionary Equipping Track and is a requirement for all of our full-time missionaries to attend. Go To Nations also extends this program to those who desire to explore missions in a deeper way, and for those needing to complete an overseas field school for their education requirements.

 

WHAT REQUIREMENTS ARE THERE TO ATTEND?

You must be 20 years old or older to apply for an internship. In addition, you must submit to a background check and complete the application process which includes gathering references to complete a recommendation on your behalf. Interns must also meet the deadlines given to each intern team so that advanced preparations may be made. A detailed checklist is provided along with the application to assist with quick and easy completion.

 

WHERE IS THE TRAINING HELD?

The Timothy Internship Program is conducted in a variety of nations around the world where there is an established missionary team with leaders in place to conduct the training. Locations available at this time include Cyprus, Honduras, Kenya, and Thailand. For specific opportunities with dates and locations, please visit gotonations.org/tip.

 

CAN I CHOOSE MY TRAINING LOCATION?

Go To Nations does its best to send you to a location or region of the world that you desire. However, internship teams are limited and filled on a first come, first served basis based on who has completed their requirements and met their funding deadlines. Training locations are also dependent upon leadership availability and the guidelines of the hosting nation. Please note that things are subject to change that may be outside of the control of Go To Nations. 

 

HOW LONG IS THE PROGRAM?

The Timothy Internship last for 10.5 weeks.

 

HOW DO I APPLY FOR TIP?

The first step is to complete the interest form on our TIP webpage at gotonations.org/tip. A member of our GoTeam will be contacting you to answer any questions you may have and to get you started with the application process. 

 

WHAT IS THE COST?

The cost of the internship differs per location but is around $5,000-$5,500 per single and $10,000-$11,000 per couple (additional costs for children). Please refer to a specific location on the TIP webpage at gotonations.org/tip for the total program fee. Please note that program fees are non-refundable.

 

WHAT EXPENSES ARE COVERED?

The program fee includes your lodging, international flights, national flights, trip insurance, three daily meals, purified water, one major tourist visit, and several fellowship activities.

 

WHAT EXPENSES ARE NOT COVERED?

The program fee does not include any laundering costs, laundry detergent, toiletries, personal snacks, souvenirs, or any offering you would like to give to a local project or ministry.

 

HOW DO I PAY MY REGISTRATION FEE?

A non-refundable $200 registration fee is due when you submit your application. The registration fee may be paid online, over the phone, or by mail.

Online: Give directly from the training location shown on the TIP webpage at gotonations.org/tip, When checking out, please click +add instructions to the finance office to memo your name to ensure proper credit.

By Phone: 904.398.6559 (Mon-Thurs, 8:30am-4:30pm EST)

By Mail: Go To Nations, Attn. Equipping, PO Box 10305, Jacksonville, FL 32247. Please memo your name and your TIP location.

 

CAN I SUPPORT RAISE FOR MY PROGRAM FEE?

You are welcome to self-fund, but we do encourage support raising so that your church, family, and friends have the opportunity to partner with you as you pursue your missions calling. Once you are approved to attend TIP, you may create an online campaign from the TIP location's webpage. This campaign may be personalized and will have a unique url for social sharing. With program fees being non-refundable, please wait for approval and instructions before beginning a campaign. All donations are tax-deductible.

 

CAN I BRING MY CHILDREN?

Yes, we welcome families of all sizes. Please ask about special pricing to include children. Families with children 16 years and older can go through the Timothy Internship Program along with their parents. Younger children may be homeschooled, if needed, with the parents taking turns with their tutoring needs. Depending upon the location and availability, a nanny may be an option for an additional cost.

 

HOW SHOULD I PACK?

Interns will be provided with a Timothy Internship Handbook before departure that includes specific instructions on luggage requirements and packing needs per location.

 

WHAT CAN I EXPECT?

Interns will be staying in dormitory or small apartment housing. Singles should be prepared to have one or more roommates. Married couples will have their own room. Training modules are taught by a variety of instructors in a classroom setting with a lecture style including discussions, interviews, and outreaches for practical application and hands-on ministry. There are pre-reading requirements and books that you will need to bring with you. Additional specifics will be provided before departure in the Timothy Internship Handbook.

 

WHAT IF I NEED TO CANCEL OR POSTPONE?

If at any time you choose not to attend the Timothy Internship Program, all funds received by Go To Nations toward your program fee will be forfeited to Go To Nations due to IRS regulations for non-profit organizations receiving tax-deductible donations. If you desire to reschedule for another Timothy Internship Program, your funds will be held for one year. However, you will be responsible for any change fees from the airline if your ticket has already been purchased.

 

 

If you have any other questions, please contact the Equipping Division at equipping@gotonations.org.