Mercy Ships is able to begin reviewing applications as soon as all application items are submitted for the applicant. Reviews can take anywhere from one week to several. Timing depends on several factors including necessity of interviews, application workload, and timing of the staffing period.

All applications go through the following reviews prior to final acceptance on board:

  • Medical review – do you meet the health requirements Mercy Ships needs to meet per maritime law?
  • Position review – are you qualified for the position for which you’ve applied?

Other reviews are based on expected commitment length, but may include:

  • Chaplaincy review
  • Academic review (if coming with your family)