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The internship program at Show Mercy International was created to provide an opportunity for people to partner with us to MOBILIZE, INSPIRE and EMPOWER people to live on purpose.  This internship also gives interns a chance to set themselves apart for 9 weeks to discover more of who they are and what they are created to do in the future.

Interns are encouraged to pursue their passions, as well as explore other area’s of opportunity while serving alongside the leadership team at Show Mercy.  Please read the FAQ page. Many of your questions will be answered there. Feel free to email us at info (at) showmercy.org with more specific questions.

General Internship


Once you submit your application and $100 deposit and are approved as a Show Mercy intern, you will receive a detailed packet of information on the internship.

The fee for an internship is $3000. Internships are 9 weeks long. The fee is the same regardless of the length of stay. The Field of Dreams does not function as a hotel or guest house. We are a ministry base which provides accommodations for those who come to serve specifically with Show Mercy International. Your internship fees are not “rental fees.” They are donations to Show Mercy used to expand the various SMI outreaches as well as the general ministry of SMI. Think of it. Instead of wasting money on hotels, you can be helping the poor while serving with Show Mercy. Your internship fees also help cover the following expenses:

  • Accommodations – housing shared with roommates. (View Accommodations)
  • Internship/Staff Meal Plan (3 meals per day)
  • Safe Drinking water – bring a reusable bottle
  • Ugandan Staff Expenses (Salaries, Food, etc.)
  • Maintenance and Utilities/Fuel Expenses
  • Vehicle Expenses/Fuel/Insurance/Maintenance
  • Compound Security
  • Administration fees

Additional expenses you should budget for that ARE NOT included in your internship fee:

  • Airfare to Uganda
  • Visa- $50
  • Transportation for official Show Mercy ministry outreaches: Approximately 60,000 Shillings per month (currently $24) This is an estimate and will fluctuate based upon how many projects you are involved in.
  • Transportation for personal outings to Kampala per Trip:
    Option 1– Public Transportation/Taxis/Boda Bodas- Approximately 15,000 shillings ($6) round trip to and from Kampala. Traveling to the city on your days off is an optional expense. You are welcome to stay at the base, but most people love their days off and have a great time in Kampala! We recommend budgeting for these outings.
  • Additional Snacks and Meals while away from Field of Dreams: A basic western type meal and soda will cost approximately 20,000 shillings ($8). This expense will obviously depend upon how often you go out to eat and what you eat. There are different grocery stores which have a variety of snacks. Most Western type snacks are more expensive than African distributed foods. Previous interns have spent $20-$30 per month on extra snacks. Again, this will vary from person to person.
  • Laundry Expenses – There are two options for your laundry. The first is to wash your clothes in the traditional Ugandan style (by hand.) Buckets and water are provided and there is no cost for this option other than the cost of laundry soap and a little sweat. The second option, for a fee of 10,000 shillings per load (approximately $4), you may use one of our automatic washing machines. We ask that you limit your usage to one load per week. There are no electric dryers, only the sunshine and drying lines which is free!
  • Souvenirs- This expense will depend completely on how much and what you buy. Former team members have spent between $50 and $300.
  • Optional Gifts to Show Mercy for projects as they become available. (Some outreaches you may consider donating towards while you are here: sponsoring a feeding, clothing purchases, Bible purchases, sponsoring a child, funding a medical outreach, etc.)

Current Internship Opportunities:

  • Summer Internship: June 5 – August 5, 2018 (dates flexible)

Are you considering serving with Show Mercy long term (7 months or longer)? If so, a 9 week internship is required before a long term staff position is considered with Show Mercy.

Your 9 weeks will give you an opportunity to see and learn firsthand about the mission and vision of Show Mercy. This is also a great time to get to know those you might work with in the future. Relationship and team unity are strong values of SMI. You have to consider those you will be working alongside just as much as your personal passions for ministry. For those considering longer term service, a review will occur during your internship where we will sit down and both discuss and evaluate whether this is the place for you long term.

Whether you are considering long-term missions or simply want to come and serve alongside Show Mercy, we are confident our 9 week internship will change your life as well as awaken the passions inside of you. For more information on what Missions is like with Show Mercy, please visit the additional Missions pages listed on the right of the page. You can find out how to apply, read frequently asked questions and answers as well as seeing the Team Accommodations where you will stay during your internship.

You are about to embark on one of the most incredible experiences of your life!! To begin the application process please visit our Appication Page. You will find the detailed steps on this page! We can’t wait to have you with us in Uganda.


Show Mercy International
P.O. Box 1003
Port Gibson, MS 39150

Phone: (601) 535-2790
Email: info@showmercy.org