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All interns have now been chosen for the 2019-2020 year. Applications for the 2020-2021 year will be available in January of 2020. Please feel free to view the example application to see what type of questions you will be asked to fill out.

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Example Intern Application

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 (2 Female & 2 Male positions)
        • Communications/Outreach/Hospitality/Admin  (1 Female position)
        • Youth Ministry (1 Male and 1 Female position)
        • Small Groups/Missions (1 Female position)
        • Worship Department (1 Female & 1 Male position)
        • Media/Tech (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 w/Senior Pastor
        • 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, recreational activities and miscellaneous spending money. On-campus housing and utilities is provided. 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 use


        • Health insurance for a year
        • A roundtrip ticket
        • Clearance from immigration, if not a US citizen



Intern Selection Calendar

Jan-August Applications are accepted until all positions are filled

April-May  Top candidates are notified and interview process begins

May-August Final selections made, positions accepted

August Candidates not selected are notified

      • 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.


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. It runs from late August to late 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 in beautiful East Maui. Many choose to go to Big Beach in Makena for volleyball and fellowship. During Spring Break many of us choose to head to Oahu for a Christian Ministry conference which is both challenging spiritually and fun, as we explore Oahu.
Nursery – 6th Grade

Positions Available: 2 male and 2 female interns

Children’s Ministry Intern 


Children hold a high priority at Hope Chapel. Our children’s ministry accounts for 25-30% of our weekend service attendance. That’s about 300 children coming through our doors each weekend.

Our goal is to present the gospel in a clear, fun, energetic, age-appropriate way so that kids can clearly understand how to have a personal relationship with Jesus, how to grow in their relationship with Him and desire to share their faith with others. We are intentional in not burning out our children’s ministry volunteers and having fun while accomplishing all of the above.

Interns will go through comprehensive hands-on experience in our children’s ministry. At the end of the internship year, you will gain the knowledge and know-how of what it takes to run and keep an active children’s ministry progressing. We will teach you techniques of children’s ministry. What we can’t teach you, what each intern in our ministry needs to come with, is a genuine love for kids. Nothing is more important to children than the love felt from those around them. Many of the lessons we teach will soon be forgotten, but the love that comes from a relationship built over the course of a year will be remembered forever.

If your desire is to go into full-time ministry, and kids are your emphasis, this could be the perfect fit for you. God bless you as you pray and give consideration to being part of our exciting and dynamic ministry program.

Our Communications Director Anna with Intern Sarah.

Positions Available: 1 female intern


Our communication/outreach intern will be working closely with our Member Care Pastor, who oversees the following functions of the church: Communication, Outreach and Marketing, website, social media, and database management, Office and Office volunteer staff, and Event Hospitality.

Our communication/outreach intern will assist in creating and implementing marketing strategies and advertising to bring new people to Hope Chapel, and to promote upcoming events at Hope Chapel.  This intern will use social media, video, and emerging technologies to further the goals of Hope Chapel and the kingdom of God. They will have times to spread the news of our events to nearby businesses and hotels.
Our intern will learn team-building skills as they work with others to oversee the general operation and various needs of Member Care.  They will also work with our congregation while meeting and greeting our guests through various welcoming ministries, such as the connect center, coffee, greeting, parking, etc.
The ideal candidate might have a degree, background or passion in Communication, Marketing, Business, Outreach, Evangelism, Hospitality or Technology. Graphics and Admin is a large component of this interns workflow, so experience in these areas is important.


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.



Our goal for our students is that they are impacted by the teachings of the Bible in such a way that they have a firm foundation when they run into real life tests of their faith.  Instead of being molded and shaped by society, we take them and shape them and mold them with the love of Christ. We desire to create a safe place for students to be themselves, without fear of judgment from others. Additionally, we aim to make disciples who make disciples.

Because of this, we are looking for interns who want to come along side the Junior High and High School leaders as we develop relationships with students and model to them what a mature Christian is.  We are looking for interns who are secure in their faith, and who have a desire to disciple the students they come into contact with. We are looking for openness and honesty, not perfection.  As leaders, we don’t want to appear without fault, but rather that we are vulnerable, humble servants of God. We are looking for people who are gifted specifically in administration, teaching, discipleship, and creativity.

Our two youth interns will be working with both our Jr. High and High School Ministry. Some of the roles a Youth Intern could take on include:


– Layout of the Mid Week Service plan via Planning Center

  • Leader Communication (Worship Leaders, Recreation Leaders, and Small Group Leaders) via Planning Center

– Parent Communication via Newsletters, and the Remind App

  • Weekly Attendance Record updates


– Graphics work (i.e teaching slides, program design,

– Event Flyers 

– Monthly and Yearly Calendars

  • Social Media Management


  • Day of / Night of Set Up and tear down
  • 7 hours of weekly Facilities work alongside our Facility manager.

Stairway to Heaven?

We hope that our interns will experience what full-time ministry is like, so that by the end of the program they will have a better understanding of the skills, and sacrifices required to work with youth. You will help put together the nuts and bolts of these ministries with our youth pastors and directors, including putting together youth worship services, events, small groups, camps, fund-raisers and mission trips. These real life experiences, with coaching and training as you go, can be a pivotal point to launch your future ministry. 

Hope Chapel is a church on mission with a high view of scripture that drives our values, and yet we are seasoned with a grace and love for one another as we grow. That is what sets our church and ultimately our internship program apart from others. If you have a passion for teens and want to see God develop you as a servant leader, consider an internship with us.




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 or female intern


In our Media/Tech 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 Friday 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.