Informal discussions about the program can take place at any time with the IWM Program Director to assist in the discernment process.
Written application materials
The written application materials are available at the IWM office and online at www.iwmissions.org. The deadline for submission of application and all required documents is February 1st of each year. Applications will be processed in the order they are received. Please contact the if you plan to submit an application after the deadline.
After completing the written application materials, a formal interview will be conducted with IWM program staff. The interview may include a brief conversation in Spanish in order to assess your level of fluency.
Each applicant must participate in an interview with a licensed psychologist/counselor arranged by the IWM Program Director.
Invitation to Join IWM
The decision to select and invite an applicant into the program is a collaborative between IWM program staff and the Selection Committee of the IWM Advisory Committee. The IWM Program Director will notify the applicants of the decision in writing and require a tentative acceptance or non-acceptance letter from the invited applicant within a month of receiving the invitation.
All of the following forms must be completed and received by February 1st.
Application Form – English (doc)
Background Check Form
VeriFYI Background Verification Release Form (pdf)
Recent Photo of Yourself
3 Letters of Recommendation by references listed on application
Letter of Recommendation Form (doc)
Autobiography Form (doc)
Physical Examination Form
Medical Form – English (doc)
Send the full application
Incarnate Word Missionaries
San Antonio, Texas 78209
or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
February 1st: Application Deadline
February – March: Interview Process
Mid-March: Acceptance of Invitation
Mid- late July: Re-Entry
Beginning of August: Orientation
(CCVI site and In-Country)
End of August: Begin mission site work