Missionary Internships

What are missionary internships?

Missionary internships are 1-month, full-time missionary trips. These trips provide the opportunity for the missionary to serve and teach 5-days a week in a Hunger House orphanage located in Juarez, Mexico.

Who is eligible to become a Hunger House Missionary Intern?

Our interns must be 18-years of age at the time of the application and must be a Christian.

How much does is cost to become a Hunger House Missionary Intern?

The cost to be a missionary intern is $2000/per person, which does not include travel expenses to and from the Hunger House headquarters, located in El Paso, Texas USA.

For more information about Hunger House Missionary Internships please email [email protected].

Hunger House Mission Trips

Is a mission trip dangerous?

Juarez is listed as one of the most dangerous cities in the world. With that being said, we have worked full-time in the city of Juarez since 2018 and have never run across a dangerous situation or felt threatened. We are well-aware of the areas we visit and take every precaution to keep our staff and teams safe. For this reason, we do reserve the right to cancel a trip if we feel that the city is unsafe or there is an uprising. Although we have never had to cancel a trip, we do recommend you get travel insurance for your flights.

How long does a mission trip last?

Hunger House mission trips typically start on Sunday, and end on Saturday.

How much does it cost to participate in a mission trip?

The cost to participate in a Hunger House mission trip are $600 per person.

Do I need to be able to speak Spanish?

No, you do not need to be able to speak Spanish. We will have translators available for most of your trip. We do recommend learning basic terms. Also, be sure to download the free app, Google Translate. This will help tremendously as you communicate with the kids and the volunteers. 

Who are the trips for?

Our trips are for individuals, churches, youth groups (must be 14 and up), businesses, families. Trips are limited to 15 people per trip. 

Explain how transportation and lodging work.

Our team will pick you up and drop you off at the airport. We will transport you throughout the week to each of our locations. During the week, you will be staying in Juarez at our orphanage. The orphanage will provide beds, clean sheets, pillows, etc for your team. There are separate dorms and bathrooms for girls and boys. Our team from the orphanage will be staying with you during the night, so you will not be alone.

What is the weather and temperature like?

In summer months, temperatures can reach a scorching 110 degrees. Most of our time will be spent outside. Keep in mind, even if we are inside, many of our locations do not have heat or air conditioning. Winter months can get into the teens and 20s during the night and rise into the 60s during the day, so be sure to check El Paso temps when planning your trip.

How do I schedule a trip?

You can schedule your trip by emailing us at [email protected].

All trips must run from Sunday-Saturday. 

Please provide these details in your email:

  1. Name
  2. Specify if this is a church, organization, family, individual trip, etc.
  3. How many people are planning to participate (we can not take more than 15 individuals)?
  4. Possible dates you would like to come.
  5. List any questions.

How soon should I schedule a trip?

We recommend you schedule your trip as soon as possible. We will not hold your dates until we have received the $250 deposit.

How old do you have to be to participate?

If this is a family trip, we accept any and all ages. If this is a group or church trip, individuals have to be 14 years or older. Due to the vulnerability of our children, every individual 14 years and older will be required to complete a background check. This link will be sent by our staff to your group coordinator over email.

What does a mission trip include?

Our trips cost $600/per person and includes lodging at our orphanage in Juarez, three meals a day, and transportation throughout the week. Flights not included.

How does the deposit work?

$250 deposit will secure your week-long mission trip. This deposit will go towards your overall cost for the trip. If you need to cancel your trip for whatever reason, you must cancel 30 days prior to your scheduled trip or you will lose your $250 deposit.

What do I need to pack?

Visit this link to view a list of what to pack and what is not acceptable to bring. 

Tell us about the children you serve.

Most of the children we serve live in extreme poverty. Some of the children have witnessed horrendous things due to violence and corruption within the city, and many have suffered physical and psychological trauma. Most of all, these children want to be loved and they want to play. They will have a thousand questions for you (be sure to download Google translate! Our kids are proficient). This will help with your communication.

How many locations do you have?

We currently have five Hunger Houses across the city of Juarez. We will visit each of these throughout the week.

Will there be time to shop and/or sightsee?

Yes! There will be time where we will visit local vendors and shops so that you can purchase souvenirs. We recommend you bring cash (American dollars are fine), but make sure they are low bills ($5s and $10s).

Do I need a passport?

Yes, non-expired passports are required.

Is there a dress code?

Please dress modestly. We understand that it can get very hot, however, we are serving the Lord and we seek to honor Him in all that we do; this includes how we dress. Shorts and tank tops are acceptable to wear, however, please use your best judgment when it comes to length and exposure. Crop tops are not acceptable.

What if I have a food allergy?

Our team meals are planned ahead of time and are cooked by our staff and volunteers in Mexico. If you have a food allergy, this needs to be communicated in advance so that we have time to prepare our team and our meals to meet your specific needs.

For more information about Hunger House mission trips, please email [email protected].

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