Community Development Internship

The Hope is Alive Internship Program is an opportunity for individuals to gain a deep understanding of the HIA Culture and Values, while also developing spiritually, personally, and professionally.


You will have the opportunity to: 

  • Receive hands-on teaching from the entire HIA Team.
  • Be assigned a mentor who will oversee your entire internship, pouring into you and building you up.
  • Get up close & personal experience watching how a ministry operates.
  • Ask questions, seek advice & grow in areas you desire to work in.
  • Take part in learning and developmental opportunities that include events for HIA Team members and learning sessions, with the founders and other organizational leaders.
  • Hands-on learning daily from all of the HIA Team. You will be a part of the entire organization! Everyone will play an active role in your development as a Hope is Alive Intern.
  • Attendance at all HIA Staff Meetings, Team Days, and All-Staff Retreats!

What is it?:

  • 6 month paid internship in Oklahoma City.
  • 30 hours weekly.
  • Full rent compensation plus $150 per week.

What is required?:

  • Relocation to Oklahoma City.
  • At least 6 months of sobriety.
  • Full attendance at all required HIA events.

What you will leave with:

  • Full understanding of HIA Culture and Values.
  • Firm grasp of what it is like working for HIA.
  • Sharpened skill sets in your chosen area.
  • The professional experience that will bolster your future resume.
  • Unmatched opportunities for growth and experience.
  • A deeper understanding of who you are as a person while developing a more focused vision & purpose for your life.

PLEASE READ: An internship is not a guarantee of future employment with HIA. However, this program will prepare you holistically for future opportunities within the organization. In addition, your internship can be extended for up to 3 months at a time, if mutually agreed upon by both HIA & intern (YOU). If at anytime you do not keep up with your own HIA Program (as a resident) you can be asked to leave the internship program.

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