Applications for the 2020-2021 year are still being accepted for one male worship intern position. Please feel free to submit your application now as the first step to becoming an intern for the year 2020-2021!

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Intern Application 2020-2021

Meet our Interns

Hope Chapel is a Christian inter-denominational church with a mission to “Share the Love of Jesus with the people of Maui that all may Know and Glorify God”. Our core values as a church come from our emphasis on Biblical teaching; they are Worship, Community, Kids and Families, Life Change. Our 24-member staff serves a membership base of 1,300 people. Our Goal is to equip serious servant-oriented leaders for full-time vocational ministry, and to give each one a deeper sense of God’s calling in their life. Our Purpose is to provide hands-on experience from gifted and experienced leaders in various ministry-related areas within the local church context.


Our vision is to train individuals in dynamic hands-on ministry skills and nurture and develop their unique spiritual gifts and passions. Each year we select single college-age interns (19-26) who will be assigned to a ministry overseer whose gifts and talents compliment theirs. This year we will be selecting 12 interns. Available ministry areas include for this year:

Children’s Ministry (3 Female & 1 Male positions)

Communications and Connections  (1 Female and 1 Male position)

Youth Ministry (1 Male position)

Small Groups/Missions (1 Female position)

Worship Department (1 Female & 1 Male position)

Production & Technology (1 Male position)

Young Adult Ministry (1 Male position) 

See tabs above for detailed information on each position. Our desire is to develop our interns’ unique spiritual gifts and fuel their spiritual passions. Our internship program covers comprehensive exposure to all areas of ministry.

Key Elements

Some of our Interns enjoying hanging out time.

This is an energetic and challenging 50 hour-a-week program designed to sharpen and train our interns so that they are fully equipped to serve God in every area of ministry from the mission field to the marketplace. Each week, our interns spend 40 hours dedicated to their area of specialty. The rest of their time will include serving the church, and facility upkeep. Other opportunities for involvement can include:

Discipleship Training

Weekly Mentoring Program by intentional mentor

Leadership or attendance in our Young Adult Bible study fellowship we call ‘Rise’

Intern retreat


Interns sharing a Breakfast together.

Each intern will be receiving a $400 monthly stipend, for their own personal living expenses, such as food, personal items, recreational activities and miscellaneous spending money. On-campus housing, utilities, and shared transportation is provided by Hope Chapel. Each intern will be responsible for airfare to and from Maui, as well as health insurance coverage for the duration of their internship and personal taxes on any support contributions received. If you need help with additional expenses, you may want to build a financial support network.  A sample packet is available with ideas and suggestions for creating your support partnering network team. Your support contributions may be tax-deductible to the contributor, as long as the donations are being made to a non-profit corporation ( i.e. your home church).


A $400 monthly stipend

082315_0001Fully furnished, air-conditioned 3 bedroom apartments to live in, which we call Jake’s House (6 men in one and 6 women in the other)

Transportation for ministry and personal use


Health insurance for a year

A roundtrip ticket

Clearance from immigration, if not a US citizen

Intern Selection Calendar


Early Acceptance Period: applications are accepted. Top candidates are notified and interview process begins. Top Candidates may be accepted by Apr. 30 or earlier.


Regular Acceptance Period:  Top candidates are notified and interview process begins/continues. Top Candidates may be accepted by June 30 or earlier.


Late Acceptance Period:  Final selections made for any positions that are still open and available until all positions are filled.

August Candidates not selected are notified once all positions are filled.


What are the steps to take to show serious interest in the intern program? 

Intern enjoying a shave ice treat!

Read thoroughly our Hope Chapel website intern link including the application. The beginning process to be a serious candidate is to fill out an application completely and professionally, including letters of reference.

When do you begin receiving applications for the upcoming intern year? Each year in December we re- evaluate and decide what are our priorities and budget for the new year along with what positions to offer. So, starting in early January we have applications available which reflect the upcoming August to August intern program.

When is the deadline for receiving applications? We will be receiving applications all year up until all interns have been selected. We update regularly our website and applications as the positions get filled. This year we will have 3 acceptance periods.

1 Early Acceptance will be available for all applications received in January and February.  This gives you the best chance of being accepted.  Those not accepted are still eligible during the other acceptance periods.

2 Regular acceptance includes all applications received in Jan-April. Those not accepted are still eligible during the Late Acceptance period.

3 Often, not all positions are filled by June.  For positions still open, we offer a Late Acceptance period from May-July, or until all positions are filled. All applications are eligible for acceptance during this period.


On top of Volcano Haleakala


When are applicants informed whether they are offered the position or not? For most positions around April/May we usually have sufficient applicants to determine the top one or two picks for each position which best match both parties objectives. Applicants that don’t make the program are notified as soon as all positions have been filled, often not until August.  Unfortunately we always have more qualified applicants than positions!



Can you apply the following year? Yes

Do you have married couples participating in your intern program? Although we have on rare occasions accepted married couples into the program, the internship is intended to encourage and launch young adults into ministry.  As such our church is not able to accommodate those already married and/or with kids. The internship is intended for young adults ages 19-26 and because of  budget and housing requirements, we are not able to provide, expand or adjust our housing situation to include married couples, nor couples with children.

What about those who are not USA citizens? Because of current Visa restrictions, unless you are in possession of a Work Visa in effect for the dates of the intern program, we will not be able to accept your application.

Do you have a summer intern program? No. Our intern program is 12 months. The intern program generally runs from late August to late August. Because of Covid 19, our 2020-2021 intern program will run Oct.-August.

More climbing fun after a surf day.


Do the Interns have Fun?  Absolutely! There are many special events and outings which are always a blast. We do an annual Intern Retreat from ministry responsibilities, to restore the body, soul, and spirit. These can be anywhere in Hawaii, either on Maui, or possibly one of the other islands.

Nursery – 6th Grade

Positions Available: 2 male and 2 female interns

Children’s Ministry Intern 


A year spent with our seasoned Children’s Ministry staff will expose you to what it takes to run a thriving ministry for kids 6 months to 6th grade.  Through weekday programs, small groups, weekend services and special events, our goal is to reach kids with the gospel message. While spending time one on one with a 6th grader, coloring a picture with a preschooler or teaching a Bible story to a class of 2nd graders we purpose to expose kids to the Savior who offers us forgiveness from sin and a personal relationship with God.  Our method of training is very hands on with lots of time spent planning, preparing, working with volunteers and being in the classroom with kids. Our internship is the perfect component to expose you to the reality of ministry to kids within the church setting.

Our Communications Director Anna with Intern Sarah.

Positions Available: 1 female intern


Communications and Connections Intern – The Communications and Connections department serves as a hub for all marketing and communication to members inside Hope Chapel Maui and also to the community outside the church. The other part of this department involves the follow As an intern, you will use any skills you have in the following areas: social media, graphic design, writing, marketing and team building. You will learn what it looks like to be in full time ministry by serving for a year at this church. If you have a friendly, creative personality, you are a perfect fit for this internship!


Positions Available: 1 male and 1 female intern

Youth Intern (working with 7th-12th grades)

High School Pastor Brad, Jr. High Director Taylor, with Interns JD and Kaelee.


Youth Intern – Hope Chapel Maui Youth (HCMY) is Hope’s ministry to 7th through 12th-grade students. Our heart and mission is to make disciples who make disciples (Matthew 28:18-20) by hosting weekly services, and also different events such as movie nights, outreach events, yearly summer and winter camps and mission trips for the students. As youth interns, you would get to pour into our students, our volunteer leaders, and even parents! You will learn ministry philosophy and the administrative work that it takes to run a youth ministry. Youth interns have the opportunity to teach and preach, plan events, and heavily influence the ministry. If you have a fun personality and a lot of energy, you would fit perfectly in our ministry. You should consider applying for this internship if you have a passion for raising up and discipling a generation who knows, loves, and worships Jesus!


Stairway to Heaven?




Positions Available: 1 female intern


Although Hope Chapel provides people with meetings, programs and activities, these don’t necessarily provide a sense of belonging, friendship, care or accountability. The small group ministry exists to establish weekly gatherings called “Ohana’s” (families) to build meaningful relationships with others while growing in our life with Christ. Our goal is to grow our church smaller while growing larger by connecting the Hope Chapel family into small groups to experience . . .

  • A place to belong and develop personal relationships with others.
  • A place for support and care such as in a time of crisis.
  • A place to hear and interact with God’s Word so that we don’t spiritually stray but become fully devoted followers of Christ.
“Small Group/Missions Intern” Job Description

The Small Group/Missions Intern position assists in all the major projects and ongoing ministry tasks to fulfill the mission/purposes of the small group and missions ministries. This would include such responsibilities as:

  • Overseeing and facilitating “Small Group” & “New Believer” informational tables after weekend services.
  • Making weekly follow up phone calls to visitors and newcomers to connect them into the Hope Chapel family.
  • Assist in the leadership of our beach baptisms and specifically to follow up on the candidates and help them in their growth in Christ.
  • Creating and updating small group promotional brochures and other publications
  • Meet one on one with new believers and growing Christians to help them grow in their faith.
  • Vison cast/inspire our small group leadership by conducting interviews with various small groups and reporting by email devotions what is going on in Hope Chapel small group life.
  • Attend, rally and support the Rise young adult ministry.
  • Be an integral part of the spiritual developement of our young adult community
  • Have the opportunity to lead or co-lead a midweek growth group where their leadership and teaching gifts will be utilized
  • Assist in preparation of Hope Chapel Educational Classes (School of the Bible, School of Marriage, FPU, etc) by making copies of CDs, printing notes, putting binders together, and setting up coffee & any other materials for these classes
  • Be a part of our mission board which includes monthly meetings, casting vision on how we can spread the word about our missionaries and mission opportunities, and attending/assisting in all mission nights.

We are looking for an intern with a pastoral heart, who desires to see new Christians grow and unconnected Christians to become networked into the Body of Christ. She must be relational with a people-oriented gift mix. This intern must have an “inviter and includer” mentality – that is, one who takes the initiative by reaching out to people in all the different events and settings in our church.

Our worship ministry is part of a larger department including the following areas of service: Worship, Multimedia, Special Events, and Greeting.


Positions Available: 1 male and 1 female intern

Worship Coor. Hailey, Interns Isaiah and Lilly, and Worship Pastor Craig M.

  • Assist in service coordination, stage design and work on weekly department responsibilities.
  • Participate as a part of the existing worship teams in order to grow spiritually and musically.
  • Throughout the year talent development and learning leadership skills.
  • Weekly set up and breakdown of musical equipment on stage for practices and services.
  • Preparation of songs for services each week.
  • Weekly meetings with department overseers and mentors.
  • Learn team building skills working with our greeters to oversee the general operation.
  • The opportunity to build strong relationships with other team members as they cooperatively serve the Lord.

Our interns learn the use of Planning Center, PowerPoint and ProPresenter in church presentation, basic soundboard operation, use of lighting equipment, video camera operation and broadcast during the services.


Positions Available: 1 male intern


In our Production & Technology intern, we are looking for an intern who has specific skills, who can use them as needed, in the areas of graphic design, creating, shooting and editing videos, some lighting and sound engineering (some familiarity of digital light and sound board). Our desire is to to see you refine and hone your skills while you are here at Hope Chapel, and learn how technology fits in to service of the Kingdom of God.

Organize and prepare visual media for weekly services and special events using Pro Presenter and Mac operating system. Work with other technicians to prepare and maintain A/V system for weekly services and special events. Knowledge of audio/video files and formats, must have technical aptitude. Must be able to work alongside other technicians for Saturday and Sunday services. We may ask to see a portfolio of your previous work.

Positions Available: 1 male intern

Young Adult Intern (working with ages 18-30)

Our young adult ministry encompasses two areas: assisting in our worship services as needed, and our young adult ministry called ‘RISE’.  Our vision is to see young adults on Maui come to know the Lord, be a part of community, and grow in spiritual giftings to serve the Lord in the church and in our world.  The purpose of our weekend services was borne out of a desire to worship, fellowship, and study God’s Word in a way that would attract the seeker and ignite a passion within the heart of the believer.  These services focus on gospel-centered worship, teaching, and community.  Our RISE ministry, for the ages of 18-30, exists to create a smaller connection of young adults within the larger community of the church.  RISE contains weekly small groups, monthly young adult services on Wednesday night, monthly events, and bi-yearly retreats.We are looking for an intern with a pastoral heart who can come alongside the existing ministry of our church and RISE to reach out to new young adults, disciple the young adult population, and help place young adults in ministry.  We are seeking new and effective ways to build relationships between this demographic and the church.

Lead Pastor Ben with Young Adult Intern Jon


The intern job description allows for the intern to utilize their gifts, whether through music, teaching, or discipleship, in all areas of ministry.  The job description includes the following opportunities and responsibilities:

  • Collaborate and brainstorm with the young adult department on the weekend services and RISE ministry events in weekly planning meetings
  • Develop and deliver teaching series
  • Cross-train in aspects of producing and running the weekend services, including
    • Working with ministry volunteers through connecting and equipping
    • Multi-media work within the service
    • Organise and oversee service programming
  • Attend, support and lead various young adult small groups
  • Create and promote young adult events using social media and graphic design in brochures and other promotional material
  • Connect and disciple young adults one-on-one
  • Plan and develop ministry events, retreat and activities
  • Maintain office working administrative responsibilities
  • Serve and support the RISE leadership team

Our prayer is to see our young adult intern grow in areas of service, leadership, and discipleship, as well as build on the desire to reach out and serve young adults for the glory of God.