Internships at Hope

Explore your calling and develop professional skills through an internship at Lutheran Church of Hope! Hope offers a variety of ministry internships as well as year-long apprenticeships at all levels. The internships at Hope are diverse, spanning across multiple ministries and departments, such as production, social media, communications and more!

Our goal is to provide a professional, hands-on experience to equip the next generation with skills to last a lifetime and help bring people closer to Jesus in the process. Perhaps this is the point where God begins to write you into the Hope story. It’s no accident you’re here! 

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Hope Intern and Apprentice Expectations 

  • Work toward fulfilling Hope’s mission by carrying out specific responsibilities and accomplishing goals. 
  • Meet with a designated ministry supervisor regarding expectations, outcomes and effectiveness. 
  • Attend weekend worship and relevant age-specific ministry programming in addition to staff meetings, learning opportunities and community offerings at Hope during the internship. 
  • Complete all requirements through the student’s host school, including the coordination of all required documents, assignments and signatures for both Hope and the school. 
  • Participate in the internship for no less than 10 hours per week for at least 12-14 consecutive weeks. 
  • Provide for their own housing and travel needs. 
  • While not required for admittance, preferred candidates will likely have:  
    • Completed their sophomore year of high school. 
    • Junior-year status by credit or semester hour if attending college. 
    • Two years of school or work after high school if taking a gap year. 
    • The required prerequisites for their host school if attending seminary. 

Available Internships and Apprenticeships 

Internships vary by job description, time of year and location. Please continue to check this page for new internship openings throughout the year! 

Creative Arts Internship 
Spring 2024
Hope West Des Moines

Men of Hope Internship 
Summer 2024 & Fall 2024
Hope West Des Moines

One Body (Special Needs) Intern
Summer 2024
West Des Moines

Production Internship 
Spring 2024

Social Media Internship 
Summer 2024 & Fall 2024
Hope Ankeny

Studio Communications Internship (possible stipend for qualified candidates)
Spring 2024
Hope West Des Moines

The Landing (high school) & Celebration Place (children) Internship 
Summer 2024 & Fall 2024
Hope West Des Moines

Worship Internship 
Summer 2024 & Fall 2024

I’m Interested! Now What? 

Please review Hope’s mission, vision and core values to ensure you feel comfortable affirming what is most important to Hope’s ministries. After that, it’s time to submit an official application! If your application is selected, you will be contacted via email to participate in the interview process. 

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