Para Servir 2023

June 5- July 28

The Details

Make a difference by participating in a hands-on internship that will challenge you mentally, physically, and spiritually.  Dirty Feet Missions invites anyone 17 years old and up to participate in Para Servir [literally meaning “to serve”].

 This internship is focused on preparing individuals who want to serve others in their own communities and around the globe. Void of denominational doctrine, we will challenge you, broaden your perspective and expand your faith as you pursue the life God has called you to.

Application Opens: November 1, 2022

Application Deadline: April 1, 2023

Who: Open to ages 17+ and all genders

What: This  internship will have both virtual and in-person participation where you will receive hands-on training to be a missionary and work alongside others to serve a community. 

When: June 5th- July 28th

  • Virtual: June 5th – 30th
  • In-Person: July 3rd – July 28th

Where: Virtual & Panajachel, Guatemala


The How:


The first half of the internship will be completed virtually and focus on preparing to be a missionary in another country with trainings on: mission work and humanitarianism, conflict resolution, and cultural competency. 


The second half of the internship will be completed in person in Guatemala, giving you the opportunity to put your training to work. We will be working with our women’s alcohol and drug rehab center, Casa Hogar de Rehabilitación Ixoqi’, as well as in a rural community we are partnering with. You will have the opportunity to work with multiple missions and humanitarian organizations in the area.

The Cost

It is our goal to make Para Servir as cost effective as possible. The cost includes: transportation while in Guatemala, accommodations, food, translators, cultural and fun day activities, and service projects. Please Note: the cost does not include your airfare.


You are responsible for your own airfare to and from Guatemala as well as short term travel insurance. Our staff will be happy to help you with your reservations.




Don't forget your passport! If you need to apply for one or renew yours please do so as soon as possible.

I’m Interested!

Fill out an application at the link below and our team will reach out to you.

Catch up with our Para Servir interns from previous years and see where Para Servir has taken them!