Intern opportunities at the Abraham Project in Costa Rica.

Do you have an interest in foreign missions? Have you wondered if God is calling you (short or long-term) to the mission field? Do you want to learn or improve your skills in the Spanish language? Are you interested in what God is doing in Central America? Our internships would allow you to fulfill all of the above while working side by side with long-term missionaries, the Costa Rican Body, and short-term missionaries from the U.S. No ministry or Spanish skills are necessary. If you or someone you know is interested, our intern coordinators, Kenny & Lauren Barrett, would love to hear from you. Contact them by filling out the form below. 

You must be at least 17 years old and able to commit to a minimum of 1 month stay.

Please download the intern packet for an application and more detailed information:

Intern Packet 2017

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Testimonies from Former Interns:

Lauren Conrad

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God taught me many things throughout my time in Costa Rica, but the main thing that came up and impacted me the most was the constant reminder that it is faith in Jesus that saves us, but as a result of that faith our lives and choices should change and should continue to change throughout our lives showing growth. There were many highlights, but one of them was seeing the smiles of the kids when they saw you once you had invested even the smallest amount of time into them. 


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My time at the AP was very different than I expected, but exactly what I needed. God is so faithful to do that! One thing that really blew me away during my internship was the sense of unity with people who didn't even speak the same language as me. The love of God knows no barriers and there is unity in the body of Christ! Though I don't get to spend every day with these people, I will spend eternity with them worshipping Jesus Christ. The AP has definitely affected my life forever. One area of my life I was fighting really hard to commit to. I could not bring myself to start college because of some fear and uncertainty about my calling. Through my time at the AP, the awesome intern coordinators went above and beyond to speak truth over my situation and even help me sign up for classes to get started. It has truly blessed me to this day. They will listen to you and encourage to follow a Godly path. The highlight of my trip was actually the intern team. The coordinators and other interns really made this trip amazing. We had so many laughs and fun adventures, but we really formed great friendships. I loved all the talks we had about the Lord at our Bible Study. It was so uplifting to me! This trip was one of the best things I've ever done and I will treasure the memories made my entire life!

Rachel Sims

God has used the four months that I spent as an intern in amazing ways in my life. He taught me so much about how his kingdom is advancing in the world. He taught me how to see him through the eyes of another culture. Being around those precious children in the homes and the daycare taught me about sacrificial, servant-like love. Another huge blessing from my time at the Abraham project was the life-long friends I made. 

The missionaries and the Ticos (Costa Ricans) that serve God there became such good friends. I will enjoy their friendship and partnership in the gospel in this life, but more importantly in the life to come. It was also tons of fun to learn a new culture, eat new food, and live with a host family.

Being an intern was one of the best adventures I’ve had in my life this far. God surprised me, grew me, and blessed me in countless ways.

What is one thing you wish you would’ve known before coming down?

I wish I had known, before going to Costa Rica, that your bank might charge you a $5 fees every time you use an ATM! Check with your bank about that. You might consider getting your cash out in bulk- especially if you’re there long term.

Kate Speer

God has shown me so many things in the time I have been here: my faith has deepened, restoration has come and the relationships I have formed are for a lifetime. I have found that I am more readily available to listen to God when I am out of my comfort zone, when God can have my full attention. The Abraham Project is a place where God’s healing can flow in the lives of the children that live on the property and where faith abounds. 

The Project is truly a “Project of Faith” and it is evident in the way the staff and volunteers conduct their lives. I have been so blessed to work with everyone at the Project as it has had a lasting impact on my life.

What is one thing you wish you would’ve known before coming down?

If there is anything that I would recommend to future interns it would be to make the most of their time here, to focus on the relationships they make and to be prepared for God to show up in a mighty way and radically change their lives.