Immerse yourself in the apostolic culture of New Hope Community Church while sharpening your skills and learning from our growing community!
New Hope interns have the opportunity to serve under our team in a passionate, missional setting, benefiting from personalized responsibilities that will develop your individual skills and empower you to pursue your calling.
“I was being led and taught by highly influential & incredible leaders that have hearts full of passion for the ministry that they are doing. The leadership quality of New Hope is something that I admire and have learned a great deal from. I was loved, cared for, and encouraged so deeply by the team. I not only learned a great deal about ministry & church logistics, but also so much more about who God is.”
— Jocelyn H.
“Interning at New Hope developed a deeper sense of need to reach the lost. That sparked prayers for salvation for people in my own life and challenged me to evangelize people within my family and friends.”
— Zac B.
Interns will meet regularly with our team for accountability, encouragement, and discipleship — as well as grow within practical opportunities to serve in weekly gatherings and groups, and benefit from daily responsibilities customized to draw out your potential and cultivate the destiny in you! Our ultimate goal is to empower you and release you to build God’s Kingdom in the dynamic and creative ways He has designed you.
There are several different focuses for you to emphasize on during your 3-month internship, including preaching, leading worship & music training, event planning, outreach, church administration, and more.
“I learned the importance of delegating tasks and dealing with conflict more appropriately. I now understand that delegation is empowering someone else with an opportunity for them to serve.”
— Tony B.
I do not live in Johnstown and will need to relocate for the internship.
What should I do?
We welcome anyone anywhere who has a heart for revival and is passionate about evangelism & discipleship to intern with us, but it will ultimately be your responsibility to secure housing for your 3-month internship. We will do everything we can to assist you. In some cases, host homes may be available. We want you to intern with us!
What is required from me during the internship?
Each internship is unique and customized for the intern, however there are a few common factors that are required for all New Hope interns including: participating in all weekend gatherings & other scheduled events (unless previously arranged otherwise), actively participating in a New Hope group, reading as assigned by the leadership, attending team meetings, engaging in prayer & fasting and other spiritual disciplines, completing one major focus project (as determined by the leadership that corresponds with your internship focus; e.g., planning & facilitating an outreach, etc.), engaging in weekly, one-on-one discipleship sessions with a coach, and writing a final review at the end of your internship.
Is there an age limit for interning with New Hope?
You must be at least 18 years old to intern full-time with New Hope. Teenagers 12-17 years old may serve in part-time roles.
Is this a paid internship?
Generally there is no financial compensation guaranteed for interning with New Hope. However, we may be able to offer a weekly stipend depending on the circumstance. We recommend you budget at least $75–$100/week for your internship to cover gas and food (cost of housing, if applicable, is not included in this estimate).
Can I maintain a job during the internship?
Yes, you can maintain a job during your internship, and we will try to cooperate with your work schedule. Depending on your work schedule, you may be considered a part-time intern (able to commit at least 20 hours/week to the internship) or a full-time intern (able to have a more extensive commitment).