BECOME A FELLOW (US-2 TRACK)

Interested in becoming a Global Mission Fellow?


Apply to become a US-2

Fellows in the US-2 Track are:

  • Young adults between the ages of 20 to 30 in the year that service begins
  • Have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent life experience
  • Commited 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
  • Authorized to work in the United States of America
Note: You must be between the ages of 20 and 30 by Dec. 31 of the year when service begins.

Where can a US-2 serve?

Fellows work at partner organizations who serve as the local hosts for the fellows, providing contextual accompaniment and a support system beyond the day-to-day job description.

Fellows have specialized job descriptions based on the needs of their host community and placement site. 

Our team is always working to cultivate placements that meet the needs of our local partners, but here are some of the placements available for the 2022 cohort.

  • Immigration Rights Project, Washington state
  • Campus Ministry and Food Insecurity, Michigan
  • Case Management for individuals experiencing homelessness, Michigan
  • Anti-Racism and Justice Outreach in local church, Michigan
  • Youth program coordination, Florida
  • Ministry coordination with families experiencing homelessness, Florida
  • Immigrant Legal Clinic, Florida

Application and Selection Process

US-2 Track Fall Deadline: November 30, 2021

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


I. Discover
Learn more about the program online.

FACEBOOK | YOUTUBE

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 US-2 Track.

APPLY NOW

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

Why serve in the U.S.?

Fellows who serve in the US-2 Track have witnessed the deep-rooted systems of injustice in their own country and desire to advocate for change. Fellows form meaningful relationships within the community as they are mentored by program experts in partnering organizations.

Since 1951, the US-2 Track has sent young adults to cross boundaries and form meaningful relationships to better understand the needs of local communities.  The program’s placement sites offer direct work experience and job training for fellows while meeting immediate needs in the placement context.

Fellows leave their home state during service, giving them the opportunity to see a new community with a fresh perspective while learning about systems preventing change. 


What are the benefits of the program?

  • Simple living stipend
  • Competitive health, vision and dental insurance
  • End of service award
  • Housing and relocation costs
  • Professional development opportunities

Frequently Asked Questions

US-2 FAQ (PDF)


Hosting a US-2 Global Mission Fellow

Are you interested in hosting a fellow?

Start the conversation by accessing our placement site application.


Explore how fellows are putting their faith into action.