Florida Baptist Children's Home -004LAKELAND

  • Home to the headquarters of Orphan’s Heart, Florida Baptist Children’s Homes and The Porch Light
  • Located conveniently between Tampa Bay and Orlando


Interns at Orphan’s Heart’s international headquarters in Lakeland, FL will help further develop our ministry to children across the globe over the course of a 4-12 week internship. Interns will gain organizational leadership and management skills through hands-on experiences and the implementation of creative programs. Projects may include: assisting our Logistics Coordinator with itineraries and logistics related to upcoming mission trips, developing our public outreach and social media impact with the communications department, compiling mailings that pertain to pre-trip orientations, handling donations, entering participant data into a database and more. Our domestic interns are also given the opportunity to travel to Central America for a one-week mission trip if desired.


Interns serving in Lakeland must cover the cost of housing and other living expenses. In addition, they must cover the cost of their one-week mission trip to Central America, which is approximately $1,100 plus airfare (approximately an additional $700 roundtrip from Orlando). *The one-week mission trip is optional for Lakeland interns.

Living Arrangements

Interns in Lakeland are responsible for their own housing, meals and transportation.