Environmental Engineer

The neighborhood of Xochimilco holds close to many pre-Hispanic influences in its culture and customs. The canals, chinampas, and wildlife in this far east side of the city are essentially “the lungs” of Mexico City. This city is the largest in Latin America, with approximately 21.2 million people. Accordingly, Mexico City is an important and strategic location for ministry outreach and church planting. It is also a city, which contains a clear mixture of prosperous and poorer neighborhoods. Community development projects are important in many of the poorer communities.

This community is incredibly unique in its methods of transportation and agriculture. To this day, the people continue to use the land as they did more than five hundred years ago. The chinampas are used a sources to cultivate many native crops that are then sold to the centro de abostos. It is critical to provide continued knowledge and awareness to the community about using and reserving these lands for agriculture.

An environmental engineer position is an outreach opportunity to work hand in hand with local farmers and their floating farms in the canals of Xochimilco. They will also live with a Mexican family and work with a local Mexican church. Trainings outside of ministry will occur every week where our Goers take Spanish classes, participate in workshops with their cohort, and learn practical ministry tools to better equip them for their ministry settings.

Skills: 

·Flexibility
·Ability to work well with people from different backgrounds
·Desire to serve through physical labor and relationship building
·Some Spanish very helpful, but not required
·Experience with agriculture, engineering

Placement Details

Status: 
Open
Region: 
Language: 
Positions: 
2
Start cycles: 
Fall
Winter
Location: 
Mexico
Genders: 
Both
Reference number: 
13110826
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