TYPES OF SUMMER 2022 INTERNSHIPS
Hope Church is a place that is passionate about God and seeks to offer experiences, relationships, and places where people can find life and purpose through Jesus Christ. As a Hope Church intern, you will be trained in a philosophy of ministry that is founded on biblical principles of discipleship. Serving at HOPE will challenge you to grow in your own faith as you invite people to join you in a life-long relationship with Jesus Christ.
The Hope Kids internship encompasses every aspect of our ministry from Sunday mornings to reach events, as well as camp. An intern will be an integral part of offering life in Jesus to our preschoolers, elementary students, and 4th and 5th graders.
Hope Students offers a full experience in which an intern is placed with a small group of students and walks alongside them for a summer to learn and practice discipleship. An intern will also learn the ins and outs of leading a large group, contact work, and other new skills. We also have the opportunity for one intern to be dedicated to our missional heart as we partake in Compassion trips domestically and overseas. In the application, you are able to specify if you have any experience in these areas.
Special Needs Ministry
As a Special Needs Ministry intern, you will work alongside our team of leaders and buddies to offer an inclusive model of ministry for any person at every stage who needs a modified experience. From infants to adults, this ministry works toward the spiritual, social, and emotional growth of our friends with special needs.
Hope Worship Arts
Hope Worship Arts exists to help people connect with God through the arts and curated community experiences. As a Worship Arts intern, you will play a role in this expansive vision by helping with technical and worship needs as well as weekly activities, including student ministry with the staff team.
The Communications team at Hope Church works together to share the Gospel and the heart of HOPE authentically, clearly, and creatively through a variety of digital and print channels. As a Communications intern, you will partner with the team on various projects, learning and developing practical and professional skills in both creative and communications spaces. Various projects include (but are not limited to) social media, photo and video projects, web content management, and working with Adobe Creative Suite.
Application deadline: January 15, 2022
Offers extended until the first week of February 2022
Start date: May 31, 2022
First Sunday at HOPE: June 5, 2022
End date: August 11, 2022
Intern orientation retreat: May 31-June 2, 2022
Intern debrief retreat: August 9-11, 2022
Student/Kids summer trips: at least 1 out of town trip for camp, mission trips, etc.
Weekly schedule: Sundays – Thursdays (Fridays + Saturdays off)
As an intern, your work is not just inside the building of Hope Church. You are required to have a vehicle to be able to get to various locations around Richmond.
Please specify this on your application, and we will place you in a host home for the summer. The homes are vetted and trusted members of Hope Church.
We do our best to accommodate family vacations with the knowledge that the summer internship is short. Please specify vacation dates on your application and we will be in communication with you before the summer starts about approval.
Since the summer internship program is short, we ask that you bring this request to us, so we can discuss it together and work with you to find the best solution.