Home Building Internships

The Project Mexico Internship Program allows young adults to come and serve others in Mexico. This experience is invaluable and offers tremendous possibilities for growth and spiritual development for people of all ages. During their stay, interns can look forward to:

  • Gaining a cultural awareness by living and working in a different country.

  • Establishing lasting friendships through living, praying and working together.

  • Making a lasting contribution by giving of yourself in service to others.

  • Acquiring professional experience in the field of missionary work.

  • Experiencing a meaningful time of spiritual education, growth and reflection.

Every summer, we invite many young adults to participate in our Home Building program. Their primary role is to guide and facilitate our volunteer groups as they build their homes. These passionate, caring and energetic leaders are very special and they represent shining examples of dedicated service in the eyes of our volunteers. Our summer interns live on the orphanage property, spend time with our boys and they embody all that is special about our commitment of service to others. In order to be invited, our summer interns must be 18 years of age or older, able to commit about 9 weeks of their summer, must have participated in at least one home building event and must pass our screening process. 

We are presently accepting Home Building Internship applications through November 30th.

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Gap Year Program

The program will be held in Eagle River, Alaska and begins September 15, 2019 and will conclude in August 2020 in Mexico. Interns will go to Mexico in early May to prepare for the summer home building season.

The program will be done in conjunction with OCMC and Saint John Orthodox Cathedral, which will provide a loving, supportive church community for the interns during their stay in Alaska. OCMC missionaries Michael and Jennifer Saur are bringing their immersive missionary experience from Project Mexico to Alaska to help set up and run the program.

Learning service development will include work at the Downtown Hope Center in Anchorage in addition to other social service agencies in Anchorage, Eagle River, and Wasilla. Work with the OCA Diocese of Alaska will be done as well as it becomes available.

There will also be opportunities for Alaskan adventures (i.e. snowboarding, skiing, hiking,etc).

Tuition for the program is $15,000. This covers the entire year and includes travel costs, rent, and a living stipend.

Space is limited, so apply immediately!

To Apply:

Contact program overseer Fr. Matthew Howell FrMatthew@ProjectMexico.org.  


other internship opportunities

Depending on the needs of our organization and available housing, we will invite others to volunteer or to serve as interns. These volunteer opportunities and internships may be specialized or general in skill type, but the experience is always additive and memorable. Internship lengths vary from one month, to three months or even one year. Candidates must have already participated as a volunteer, be over 18 years of age, and pass our screening process.

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