DEFEND THE ORPHAN WITH YOUR HANDS AND HEART
About our internship
Coreluv’s internships in Haiti are an invitation to live out “pure religion” according to James 1:27. Our internship is designed to provide mission-minded individuals an opportunity to encounter God’s heart for the orphan through a cross-cultural missions experience, personal discipleship, and leadership training.
Must be at least 16 years of age (at time of internship)
Interested in exploring a life of missions
Willingness to serve under the Coreluv vision and values
Able to take initiative with delegated responsibilities
Upcoming Internship Dates: TBD
(Ages 16 and older)
$25 Application Fee – due with completed application (non-refundable)
The total cost: $1,800* plus airfare** (includes in-country travel, accommodations, and meals)
*Interns are responsible for purchase of airfare, averaging $800 round trip.
**$100 COVID testing fee may also be required
50% Tuition ($875) – due 45 days before departure
50% Tuition ($875) – due 20 days before departure
A non-refundable application fee of $25 must be submitted in order to process your application. The application fee will be deducted from the total cost of the internship.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What kinds of things would I do during the internship?
As an intern, you will be asked to serve in a variety of areas, including helping lead mission teams, creating activities for our children, participating in construction projects, helping manage our guest house, and more. There is no skill or talent too small for God to use. Your responsibilities will depend on the present needs in-country. You will have the opportunity to serve in areas that you are passionate about, as well as areas that will challenge you. Keep in mind that you are in Haiti to serve and live a missional life of service.
There will be plenty of time spent serving the children in our children’s villages, the visiting teams, Haitian staff, and our in-country missionaries, but one of the major focuses will be discipleship. Together with your fellow interns and leaders, you will take part in a book study, morning devotionals, and spend time hearing from God in powerful ways. Our prayer is that God will clarify your calling, better equip you to live an overcoming life in Christ, and fan the flame of Isaiah 1:17 to Defend the Orphan for a lifetime!
What about trip payments and airfare?
Payments should be made through your Managed Missions account by selecting “Pay for My Trip” once signed up and logged in. By creating a public profile within Managed Missions, you will be able to create a fundraising link that can be shared by email or through social media. Check payments or donations should reference the internship month and your last name and be mailed to:
502 W. Montgomery Ste 411
Willis, Texas 77378
All interns are personally responsible for purchasing their own flights along with the required flight insurance. DO NOT PURCHASE FLIGHTS without reviewing the date and flight selection information found in your Managed Missions trip content.
What can I expect from Haiti?
Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Frequent natural disasters and poor infrastructure have left the country largely undeveloped and in extreme poverty. Most people live on less than $2 a day. Prepare your heart to be wrecked by all you will see. Our internship allows you to visit and serve in children’s villages and feeding centers throughout Haiti, which may include Maissade and Myan. You will interact with and minister to nationals, missionaries, and children in need of love, support, and compassion.
What is covered?
The cost of tuition covers all in-country transportation, translators, 24-hour security, lodging, and two meals per day (breakfast and dinner) while in Haiti. The internship also includes discipleship training resources (to be passed out in Haiti).
What is not covered?
Coreluv will be providing your basic needs, but you should consider bringing money for miscellaneous purchases such as soft drinks and Gatorades, replenishing snacks, or purchasing souvenirs. Convenience stores are available throughout the trip. Any cash should be brought as small bills (20s or less). Credit/debit cards may be used at airports on travel days and a few select stores in Port-a-Prince.
Additional costs such as travel insurance, additional baggage fees, project supplies, and food on travel days should be considered. More information on travel insurance is available through Managed Missions.
Where will we be staying?
Dorm-style accommodations will be provided. Bedding, pillows, and towels will be provided. We suggest bringing a light to medium-weight blanket as it can get chilly in the evenings. Each participant will have their own bed, with guys and girls having separate sleeping quarters. To ensure your safety, Coreluv housing is gated and surrounded by a security wall with 24-hour security.
What will we be eating?
Coreluv provides breakfast and dinner for all participants. Individuals are encouraged to bring lunch alternatives and/or snacks (tuna, ramen, granola/protein bars, crackers, etc.). Travel snacks should be able to be packed in a backpack to be available during the middle of the day. All meals are freshly prepared by our cooking staff and are served from our facilities.
Haitian food is delicious and typically includes oatmeal, bread, fruit, rice, beans, chicken, and vegetable sides. Because of Haiti’s tropical climate, you will have the opportunity to eat fresh fruit like bananas, pineapple, mangos, avocado, and other delicious produce. If you are unable or unwilling to eat the food we provide, please feel free to bring food and/or snacks that will be more conducive to your diet. Please reach out to us if you have any significant food allergies or concerns about your diet.
Is the water safe to drink?
Because Coreluv cannot guarantee the safety of local water, filtered water will always be available at Coreluv facilities and should be used for drinking and brushing your teeth.
What is the voltage for electricity?
Outlets in Haiti operate on the same voltage as the U.S. It is recommended that participants coordinate and bring hairdryers, etc., to share in order to reduce unnecessary luggage.
What types of medicine or vaccinations are recommended?
Coreluv International advises that you speak with your doctor about the necessary medication and vaccinations. You can also read the Health Information for Travelers to Haiti guide.
The recommended medications include anti-malarial and diarrhea medication. The CDC also provides safety information and recommends vaccinations for travel to Haiti, which include: MMR, DPT, Hepatitis A & B, and Typhoid.
What should I bring?
- One or two nice outfits for church
- Modest shorts & t-shirts (laundry service will be available at our guesthouse)
- Closed-toe shoes (for walking, hiking, and playing sports)
- Flip flops or sandals (for walking to and from showers in the guest house)
- Modest swimwear
- Laundry services are provided weekly. Consider this when packing.
- A light jacket or rain jacket
- Current U.S. passport
- Pen for completing in-flight travel documents
- Hat or bandana to keep the sun off your face and neck
- Insect repellent (bug spray) with 30%-50% DEET
- Hand sanitizer and wet wipes
- Refillable water bottle (will be filled at the guesthouse with clean water)
- Medications (anti-malarial, Cipro, or any other regular medications)
- Bible, journal, and provided book
- Snacks (anything you may want to have outside of meals Coreluv will provide)
- Cash (to be used for souvenirs, snacks, drinks, and/or meals while traveling to, from, and around Haiti; it is not advised to pull money out of ATMs in Haiti). We suggest bringing $200-$300 in small bills.
- Small backpack
What to leave at home
- Computers, iPads, and other valuable electronics
What happens in case of an emergency?
We believe the best way to handle catastrophe is to plan ahead so that it never gets a chance to happen! For this reason, we have implemented rules and travel guidelines that are safety-focused and will be reviewed with teams upon their arrival in Haiti.
Coreluv team leaders are aware of the emergency hospital/clinic protocol for the country in which they are serving. Communication with your emergency contacts is initiated for serious situations requiring the input and evaluation of certified medical staff.
NOTE: We will collect their information from you in the days ahead.
The responsibility of leading mission teams includes the research and review of previous weather history and forecasted weather expectations. Unstable locations are flagged, and trips to these areas during natural disasters will only be for specialized teams.
The quickest way to get a response is to email email@example.com with details of the emergency and a phone number to call. Coreluv leaders in Haiti will be notified immediately so that phone calls between Haiti and the U.S. can be quickly arranged.