Internships

Interns at the International House of Prayer of Kansas City spend a focused season of their lives worshiping Jesus, studying the Word, engaging in works of justice, ministering in the power of the Holy Spirit, and contending for the full release of the Lord’s kingdom purposes.

Five Internships, Same Goals and Curriculum

The five internships are three or six months long and accommodate all seasons of life. Our desire is to see each intern build strong relationships and lifelong friendships. The purpose of the internships is to further prepare individuals of all ages as intercessors, worshipers, messengers, singers, and musicians for the growing worship, prayer, and missions movement throughout the nations of the earth.

While each internship has a distinctive age limit, length, schedule, and time of day, they all share the same goals and central training components: corporate prayer meetings, classroom instruction, service and outreach, practical ministry experience, and the chance to be involved on worship teams.

Biblical Teaching

Biblical teaching in all of the internships focuses on intimacy with Jesus, ministry in the power of the Holy Spirit, the forerunner ministry, evangelizing the lost, justice, and outreach. Interns also receive practical, hands-on training in the prophetic and healing ministries.

Upon successful completion of six months of an internship, interns may apply to join staff at the International House of Prayer. Additionally, the internship curriculum may be transferred for credit toward the first semester at International House of Prayer University (IHOPU).

After the internship, some will stay and join the International House of Prayer as ministry staff. Many will continue training in our Bible, music, media, and missions schools at IHOPU. Others will return home strengthened in their spiritual life to continue with further study, pursue a career in the marketplace, be a full-time mom at home, and so on. Still others may relocate to Kansas City long-term to work or go to college, while remaining connected to the International House of Prayer family.

Confidence in God’s Love

The Holy Spirit is raising up a generation who love God with all their hearts, minister in the power of the Holy Spirit, and impact their generation. It is not enough to simply hear the call. The “yes” in the heart must be combined with real preparation for this great journey, through skilled instruction, personal encounter, and spiritual impartation.

Many give up on the journey when they feel the despair of their own weakness and failure. But when the people of God know they were created to love Him and be loved by Him, their hearts soar with confidence in His abundant grace.

Our internships exist to equip believers in the Word of God, that they might minister in the power of the Holy Spirit, engage in intercession, and be committed to outreach and service. Our vision is to work in relationship with the larger Body of Christ to engage in the Great Commission, as we seek to walk out the two great commandments to love God and people.

Invitation from Mike Bickle

Why take three or six months to do an internship? To set aside a focused season to seek the Lord and encounter Jesus in new and deeper ways.

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Comparison of Our Five Internships

Intro to IHOPKC

Age: All ages, families welcome

2014 Dates
Track 1: September 4–December 14
Track 2: September 4–December 20

2015 Dates*
January 22–May 2
May 14–August 22
September 10–December 20

*Track 1 and Track 2 run concurrently

Duration: Two 3-month tracks (track 2 optional)

Cost
Track 1: $1,200 per adult, $650 per child
Track 2: $1,200 per adult, $375 per child

Housing and food: Not provided

One Thing Internship

Age: 18–25, singles

2014 Dates
July 17–December 21

2015 Dates
January 15–June 14
July 23–December 20

Duration: Six months

Cost: $4,900

Housing and food: Provided

Fire in the Night

Note: This program runs through the night; sleep schedule is adjusted so that interns are in the prayer room during the night.

Age: 18–30, singles

 2014 Dates
July 2–September 19
September 24–December 19

2015 Dates
January 7–March 27
April 1–June 26
July 1–September 18
September 23–December 19

Duration: Two 3-month tracks (track 2 optional)

Cost: Track 1, $2,200; Track 2, $2,000

Housing and food: Provided

Simeon Company Internship

Age: 50+

2014 Dates
Track 1: September 4–December 14
Track 2: September 4–December 20

2015 Dates*
January 22–May 2
May 14–August 22
September 10–December 20

*Track 1 and Track 2 run concurrently

Duration: Two 3-month tracks (track 2 optional)

Cost
Track 1: $1,200 per adult
Track 2: $1,200 per adult

Housing and food: Not provided

Hope City Internship

Note: This internship takes place in the context of our inner-city prayer room and outreach center. Accommodation is in the inner city.

Age: 18–40, singles

2014 Dates
July 2–September 19
September 24–December 19

2015 Dates
January 7–March 27
April 1–June 26
July 1–September 18
September 23–December 19

Duration: Two 3-month tracks (Track 2 optional)

Cost: Track 1, $1,500; Track 2, $1,250 (Track 2 optional)

Housing and food: Provided