Hope City Internships


Launching September 2019

The Hope City Internship is a one to three day-a-week internship opportunity with structured content happening every Friday – with opportunities to receive practical training and experience within a myriad of ministries.

Meet the Pastors


We are so looking forward to seeing you grow in your God-given purpose and gifting this year. As the Lead Pastors here in Frankfurt and Darmstadt, we are here to encourage, equip and empower you on your personal leadership journey. Having served in Hope City Church over many years, we know how invaluable this year is for you. We are keen to make this year of ministry training fulfilling and exciting, and an experience that will serve you for the rest of your life.


Lead Pastors, Hope City Frankfurt & Darmstadt

The Internship

What does the internship entail?

Duration & Location

Hope City Internships are a one-year internship opportunity, running from September 2019 – 19 June 2020.

Internships will primarily be based in your church location, under the care of your Pastors and their leadership team.

The Programme

This is a one to three day-a-week internship opportunity with structured content happening every Friday.

Fridays Each Week

Three Fridays of the month will be based in your church location:

      • The morning will involve online lectures from a wide variety of church leaders and proven practitioners from all across the world (taking place 9.30am – 11.30am).
      • The afternoon will involve practical training and experience in an appropriate department area, under the care of your Pastor and their team.

One Friday of the month will be a full-day intensive.

      • This will be a mixture of Intensive Lecture Days (taking place 9.00am – 3.30pm), with teaching from special guest speakers and Field Trip Learning Experience Days.

Leadership Advances

Two occasions throughout the year there will be a Leadership Advance for 2 nights and 3 days. The first will be at the start of your internship, the other mid-way through the year. These are designed to be a hot-house environment for learning, growth and impartation, as well as bringing a strong sense of camaraderie to the year group where you’ll build relationships that last far beyond your internship.

Departmental Opportunities

Alongside Friday’s structured content, you will gain experience whilst helping a department area significantly advance in the life of the church. This will allow your gifting to come to the forefront as you are mentored by leaders who will provide you with practical training and serving opportunities.

Here’s a selection of some of the departmental opportunities:

Events Management

Worship & Production

Design & Media

Whizz Kids

Neon Youth

YA – Young Adults

Pastoral Care

Financial Administration

Community Outreach

Recovery Programmes

Church Planting

Sunday Services and Mid-Week Events

As an Intern, you will be expected to play an appropriate and active part in the rhythm of your church location’s Sunday services and mid-week events.

Bible Study and Book Reviews

You will participate in a pre-selected bible reading plan throughout the year and a monthly book reading plan, from which you will complete reviews. The discipline of these reading plans is there to see your devotional life and real heart connection with God go from strength to strength this year.

Flagship Events

You will be expected to engage in serving at Hope City’s conferences throughout the year which will allow you to gain valuable experience. These are:

      • She is – Women’s conference (Frankfurt)
      • Society – Young Adults conference (UK, optional)
      • The Heist – Men’s conference (UK, optional)
      • Lead Summit – Leaders conference (UK, optional)

Mission Options

The opportunity to go on a Hope City Mission trip will come up over the course of the year. This would add another dimension to your Internship experience as you work with local churches reaching out to orphanages, schools and street children (This will have an extra fee of €600 on top of the standard internship fee).

Teaching Subjects

Throughout the year you will receive teaching from inspiring speakers and proven practitioners on a variety of subjects. This will be facilitated through three unique environments: Leadership Advances, Full-Day Intensives and Online Lectures.

A selection of the subjects you will cover over the course of the year are:

      • Faith Dynamics
      • Pastoral Care
      • Old and New Testament Overview
      • Moving in the Spirit
      • Systematic Theology
      • The Book of Acts
      • Managing Yourself and Others
      • Prophecy and its Manifestation
      • Developing the Leader Within You
      • The Pastoral Epistles
      • Personal Discipleship
      • Letters to the Church in Revelation
      • The Creative Mindset
      • Church Distinctives
      • Preaching Masterclass

PLUS so much more!

By the end of the year, our aim is that you will have a firmer biblical grounding with a richer understanding of the scriptures and their application in your life and a keen sense of call with an array of practical tools to keep moving forward. 

Term Dates

Term 1 – Friday 13th September – Friday 20th December 2019

Term 2 – Friday 17th January – Friday 3rd April 2020

Term 3 – Friday 24th April – Friday 19th June 2020

Click here for key dates


€800 course fee (which includes the two Leadership Advances).

Payable as a €50 deposit, followed by three termly payments of €250, due before each term begins.

Please note that all travel costs to be where you need to be throughout your internship are also payable by you, as well as the 8 selected books for your monthly book reading plan.

Hope City Leadership College Alumni Quotes


Is the Hope City Internship right for you?

To apply for a Hope City Internship we expect that you meet the following basic entry requirements. You must:

      • Be a committed Christian who loves Jesus Christ as your personal Lord & Saviour.
      • Be aged 18 or over.
      • Be able to provide a pastoral reference from a church department leader who recommends you for the course.
      • Already be actively serving in the life of your church.
      • Be able to provide an understanding of how you will finance your year to cover fees and living costs.
      • Complete an interview assessment with your Pastor who will oversee your internship.

There are two ways non-Hope City applicants can be part of this Internship.

Firstly, with the blessing of your local Pastor, you can come and intern with us. Or secondly, we welcome the discussion with your Pastor on how your church could partner with our internship programme, and run it based in your own church location.

Contact Us

Have more questions? Get in touch.

Hope City Internships Germany

Kaiserstraße 70
Frankfurt am Main