Become a 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
  • 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
  • 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 that may be available for the 2023-2024 cohort.

  • Immigration rights project, Washington state
  • Case management for families experiencing homelessness, Utah
  • Youth ministry and civic engagement, Iowa
  • Campus ministry and food insecurity, Michigan
  • Case management for individuals experiencing homelessness, Michigan
  • Anti-racism and justice outreach, Michigan
  • Youth program coordination, Florida
  • Ministry coordination with families experiencing homelessness, Florida
  • Immigrant legal clinic, Florida
Interested in becoming a Global Mission Fellow?

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

I. Discover

II. Discern

III. Prepare

IV. Apply

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
Still have questions?

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.