Long-Term Service

Path to long-term Service

All those who apply to Interserve and desire to serve overseas should complete the items in the following list. The only exception will be waiving of the requirement for pre-field training for those who have lived overseas for two years as an adult in a cross-cultural setting. The process begins with an application submittal and is completed when the Applicant becomes a Partner. The stages in the process are:

  • Applicant: application is received by the US office
  • Candidate: application has been approved by the US office and Board of Trustees, and the Personnel Director sends the applicant an invitation to Candidate School
  • Appointee: candidate successfully completes Candidate School resulting in being invited to become an appointee and accepting that invitation
  • Partner: 100% of budgeted support is raised (prayer and financial), an appropriate placement is agreed upon by the partner and the International Office of Interserve, attendance of pre-field orientation is completed (if required), final plans are put in motion for departure.

Long-term Application Process

If you would like more information before applying and paying the application fee:

Please request a Preliminary Application Form by sending an e-mail to our Career Track Coordinator, Debra.Williams@InterserveUSA.org.

If you are already know that you want to apply with Interserve:

Please request Full Application Materials by sending an e-mail to our Career Track Coordinator, Debra.Williams@InterserveUSA.org. Please also submit the application fee by postal mail ($50 for singles, $90 for couples) to:

Interserve USA
Career Track Coordinator
PO Box 418 Upper Darby, PA 19082

After application materials are received, processing will begin by sending forms to your references via e-mail.

Next Steps…

  • Have a personal interview either with an Area Director or the Career Track Coordinator at the Interserve USA office or with an Interserve USA representative in your area.
  • Upon approval of your application, we will discuss orientation options with you.

Contact Information

Career Track Coordinator (CTC): Debra.Williams@InterserveUSA.org

Postal Mailing address:

Interserve USA
Career Track Coordinator
PO Box 418
Upper Darby, PA 19082-0418

Phone: 1-800-809-4440
Fax: 1-610-352-4394