BECOME A FELLOW (INTERNATIONAL TRACK)

Interested in becoming a Global Mission Fellow?

Application opens November 15, 2021


Why serve in the International Track? 

Now more than ever, our world needs young leaders who are willing to learn from others, discuss social issues honestly and seek culturally appropriate ways to address issues of systematic injustice. The International Track offers the opportunity for fellows to discuss current world issues as a cohort and serve in a new context, allowing them to put their education and faith into practice.   


Application and Selection Process

I. Discover
Learn more about the program.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
II. Discern
Begin an intentional discernment process using this tool to learn more about how the program’s core values impact a call to mission.

DISCERN YOUR CALL
III. Prepare
Use this resource to collect and prepare the materials needed to complete the application.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST
IV. Apply
Access the online application for the International Track.

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If you have technical issues with or questions about the application, please email missionaryinfo@umcmission.org.

Where can a fellow serve? 

Fellows serving in the International Track are assigned to a placement outside their home country. Fellows may indicate areas of interest in their application, but the final determination on where a fellow is placed is based on the needs of the placement site and how these needs match the skills of a fellow. 

Fellows are invited to serve in placements with our partnering organizations in Central and South America, Europe, Africa and Asia. 

Fellows have specialized job descriptions based on the needs of their host community and placement site. Fellows seek to combat systematic injustice by working with partners who address issues such as:

  • Migration
  • Food sustainability/agriculture
  • Education
  • Worker’s rights
  • Health access
  • Housing security
  • Children/youth engagement

Who can apply?

Fellows in the International Track are:

  • Young adults between the ages of 20 to 30 in the year that service begins
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • Able to communicate in English at a conversational proficiency level
  • Committed to two years of service
  • Willing to live and serve in solidarity with others
  • Dedicated to addressing the root causes of injustice
  • Called to put their Christian faith into action

Note: You must be between the ages of 20 and 30 by Dec. 31 of the year when service begins.

Global Mission Fellows group photo at the GMF 2018 International commissioning service in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Still have questions?

Join us for a conversation about the program.  You are invited to chat with alum of the program and our selection specialists.

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