As an intern with Casas por Cristo, you will play a vital role in this ministry and have a life-changing experience. We offer a great program that allows you an opportunity to become involved in mission work, impacting hundreds of lives. You'll work directly with families in need, other interns and available teams of volunteers as you build partnerships that give families homes and an opportunity to know the love of Jesus in a very real and tangible way.
As an intern, you will spend the first three weeks of your summer doing on-site training. After this, you will be partnered with other interns to build homes and lead available teams through the building process. When available, you will be guiding a team through the Casas por Cristo experience - helping them navigate the city they’re in, introducing them to the family they are going to serve, directing them through the building process, and problem solving on the job site. You will also have the opportunity to share your testimony with your teams and other interns as you facilitate their mission's experience. There will be several weeks that you will not be leading a team of volunteers. During those weeks you will be partnering with your fellow interns to build a home for a family. The experiences you will have will be a tremendous opportunity for physical, emotional, and spiritual growth.
Dates: May 13th through August 6th
Where: Our México, Guatemala and Dominican Republic locations:
All interns will come to El Paso, TX and train in Juárez, MX, to receive basic construction knowledge. After the training week, interns will be divided and sent to their respective locations, where they will receive additional training in the house model of that location.
Application Due Date: April 1st
Cost: You are required to raise $4,000 for the internship. This cost goes toward your travel to and from the Casas por Cristo headquarters in El Paso, Texas, housing, vehicle, the building of homes, and other expenses. $3,000 of the total amount is due by May 1st. We also suggest that you raise or bring an additional $750 dollars for personal expenses.
- Maturity in Christ
- Be out of high school for one year
- Able to commit to a full three months of service with Casas
- Participated in at least one Casas por Cristo mission trip (If you have not been on a trip, we will work with you to get on a trip before the application deadline)
- Servant’s heart
- Good communicator
How to Apply
To apply, click on the "Application" link below. The application will take about thirty minutes to fill out.
Make sure three people fill out the reference form on your behalf by clicking the link below. One of the references must be from a pastor/campus minister. It is your responsibility to have your references fill out the form. We will only contact your references with follow up questions.
If you have further questions or would like to speak with our intern coordinator, please contact Brigham Dion 915.778.0046 ext. 17, Gail Andrews at 915.778.0046 ext. 14, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your interest in becoming an intern with Casas por Cristo. Please take your time and answer all the questions with honesty. Don't forget to have three non-family members, including your pastor, fill out the Character Reference Form. As soon as we have the application and three reference forms, we will contact you and set up an interview appointment. Thank you, and know that we will prayerfully consider your application and references.