About Our Program

HNGR has sent about 1000 students to more than 70 different countries, partnering with more than 300 different organizations.

40 years

Who we are

Established in 1976, Human Needs and Global Resources (HNGR) is an academic certificate program that integrates multidisciplinary coursework, a six-month internship, and whole-person formation through experiential learning.  Students live, work, worship, and serve with local communities worldwide, while accompanying host partner organizations that confront poverty, challenge inequity, transform conflict, pursue justice, and seek fullness of life.  The program cultivates a life-orienting commitment to justice, intercultural humility, compassion, hospitality, environmental health, and peacemaking, as actively reflected in lifestyle and vocation.  

Our Vision

Learning to accompany communities worldwide toward justice and fullness of life

Our Values

A six-month service-learning internship in the Majority World is at the heart of the HNGR experience. The four essential elements of all HNGR internships are:

  • Cross-cultural experience. Broaden your vision of the world through immersion in your host culture
  • Service. Gain experience in development work by volunteering in projects that further your host organization’s work and mission
  • An academic project. Engage intellectually with global challenges, and integrate your major into your internship experience
  • Action-reflection learning. Listen to the voices of the Majority World and learn about faithful responses to the challenges they face

 Recent Internships

  • Church-Based Development
  • Advocacy & Social Justice
  • Gender Equality
  • Peace & Reconciliation
  • Microfinance
  • Child/Youth Development & Education
  • Agriculture/Environment
  • HIV/AIDS & Community Health
  • Land Rights & Access
  • Community Art
  • Water & Resource Development

This is not an exhaustive list. All HNGR internships are specifically tailored to match a student’s interests and desires. For more details, see the Internships page.

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