The Hope UC Internship Program at Hope Unlimited Church is focused on developing leaders and providing opportunities for personal, and spiritual growth. It’s all about becoming God’s best version of you, doing what you were created to do, and knowing the next steps to get there. We consider participating in the Hope UC Internship Program both an incredible privilege and a serious calling.
We have partnered with the The Bible Institute as part of our internship program. The Bible Institute is a 2-year program that is fully accredited by the Association of Independent Christian Colleges and Seminaries. We have designed this online school with you in mind so that you can study at your own convenience from any location.
You will have the opportunity to:
Have a personal mentor who is specifically devoted to pouring wisdom into your life and building you up throughout the entire internship.
Take part in learning and developmental opportunities that include freedom classes, book discussions, learning sessions, types and events for Hope UC Staff.
Make personal connections and build peer group relationships with other interns.
Be part of a forward-thinking, risk-taking, sold-out ministry that is making a lasting difference by leading people to become fully devoted followers of Christ.
Develop under some of the best leaders in ministry and work in a team environment that encourages personal and professional growth.
Be equipped with the tools and resources you need to effectively serve and contribute to your team.
Here are the answers to the questions everyone asks about our internships.
What is the purpose of the internship?
To prepare you for your life’s work. You’ll benefit from:
- Personal attention: Be mentored by a dedicated ministry leader who invests in your development, growth, and success.
- Future focus: Discover more about who you are and develop a vision and purpose for your life.
- A growth environment: Absorb the culture of Hope Unlimited Church and experience strong leadership, innovative perspectives, and holistic development.
- Real world experience: God has given you strengths and skills, and we want to give you the opportunity to use them to make a difference.
We focus on three key elements:
- Spiritual Development
- Personal Development
- Professional Development
What areas are available for the internship?
Our internships span over a broad range of areas at Hope Unlimited Church. Choose one of the tracks that best aligns with your gifts:
- Host Team
- Kids Unlimited
- Creative Team
What is the length the internship?
Full-time internships are six months long, starting in January through August.
Will I Be On My Own?
Each intern is matched with a mentor. This mentor is a Hope UC staff member who is specifically devoted to pouring wisdom into your life and building you up throughout the entire internship. As an intern, you will serve as part of your mentor’s staff team. This team will be a major part of your day-to-day development during your internship.
Are there age limits?
We invite anyone who is at least 18 years old who are passionate about making full-time ministry their career to apply.
I'm Married - am I still eligible?
Absolutely! All interns will be responsible for securing their own housing.
Where will I live?
All interns will be responsible to secure their own housing.
How many hours per week are expected?
Internships will require a minimum of 25 hours a week and a maximum of 40. Throughout the application and interview process, you’ll need to discuss all scheduling questions or concerns you may have. Your team will do everything possible to work with you to make sure you have a schedule that works best for you.
What does a typical week look like?
You will work two days during the week, and some evenings as needed. The weekends will involve serving at various worship experiences. Your mentor will work with you to ensure the best use of your time. Applicants must be flexible with their time and ready for the excitement of an internship and the pace of Hope UC.
Will Hope UC Provide Health Insurance?
No, Hope UC will not provide health insurance to interns. As an intern, you have two options to consider when it comes to health insurance. You can stay on your parent’s health insurance plan (if applicable) or you can purchase your own plan through a private insurance company.
Do I need a personal vehicle?
Yes. At this time, we cannot provide transportation to and from your assigned location. You are responsible for maintaining adequate insurance on your personal vehicle and having a current driver’s license.
Will I get a job at Hope UC after I graduate from the internship?
Interns could have the opportunity to interview for staff roles after the duration of their internship.
Where will my internship be?
Internships are available at Hope Unlimited Church in Santa Fe, NM.