Gap year opportunities for Detroit Mercy students available

Gap year opportunities for Detroit Mercy students available

Three students work to set up a gardening area outdoors on the McNichols Campus.Are you looking to fill a gap year with experiences that you will never forget?

Check out these full-time options, two of which you can do right here at Detroit Mercy!

Most options last one year and all provide living allowances, as well as professional development while working with inspiring non-profit organizations and health care benefits.

Gap year options:

Assistant Manager for the Titan Equity Nourish Network (TENN)
  • Engage students, faculty and staff to ignite passion and develop new initiatives around food justice and sustainability.
  • Coordinate campus garden operations and events.
  • Assist with produce deliveries to homes in the area.
  • Apply through CEDAM Americorps or Mercy Volunteer Corps (see below), or contact Chelsea Manning, TENN’s manager, at or Fr. Tim Hipskind, Director of Service Learning at Detroit Mercy, at
CEDAM Americorps
Mercy Volunteer Corps
  • National and international placements.
  • Housing provided for communities of 3-5 volunteers.
  • Community support.
  • Unique opportunities to engage social justice issues, particularly related to Mercy’s Critical Concerns of earth, immigration, non-violence, racism and women.
Red Cloud School
  • Red Cloud Indian School is a private, Catholic, K-12 school run by the Jesuits, which serves Oglala Lakota Native.
  • Work in the school (especially in reading and math programs) and in the community possible.
Jesuit Volunteer Corps
  • Gives young leaders the tools and resources they need to take on some of the world’s most difficult challenges and transform their lives in the process.
  • Opportunities to work with healthcare needs, education of children, persons with disabilities, persons in need of housing and food, immigrants and refugees who need legal service, environmental stew.
  • Stephanie Zeller is a Jesuit volunteer working in the University Ministry office. You can speak with her about her experience.