One Thing Internship

The One Thing Internship is a five-month program where young adults can seek the Lord together in the context of a like-minded community. The central place of this internship is our 24/7 prayer room. Interns will also spend time in classes, serve in various capacities around the missions base, participate in small groups, and receive one-on-one discipleship.

The goal of our structure and schedule is to give interns the opportunity to grow in confidence of God’s love for them, as they go deeper in the Word and in prayer. In a generation that is seeking purpose and belonging, we invite you to join others in seeking the “one thing necessary”—to sit at the feet of Jesus and hear His voice.

“One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in his temple.” (Psalm 27:4)

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Program Info

Age: 18–25, singles (no dating during the internship)

Duration: Five months

2017 Dates
January 12–June 10
July 13–December 16

Domestic interns
$5,600 ($400 housing deposit + $5,200 tuition)

International interns
$5,850 ($400 housing deposit + $250 international admin fee + $5,200 tuition)

Cost covers three meals per day, housing, classes, books, internship activities, and a T-shirt.

A nonrefundable deposit of $400 is due within two weeks of your notification of acceptance. This is to confirm your acceptance and reserve a place for you in the program. Remaining tuition is due two weeks prior to the start date of the program. For payment plan options, please email

We accept payments via check, money order, cash, and credit/debit card (there is a 3% processing fee for all card payments). Checks can be made payable to “IHOPU” with the name of the intern and “OTI” written in the memo line. Mail your check to:

IHOPKC Accounting Office
3535 E. Red Bridge Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64137

Housing and Food
Housing provided. Three meals per day at cafeteria included in program cost. Apply soon as housing is limited.

Welcome Packet
Prior to the start of the internship, we send out a welcome packet with the following:

  • Orientation and graduation details
  • List of what to bring
  • Mailing address for interns
  • Policies and guidelines

Intern Graduates
Interns who successfully complete the One Thing Internship may apply for ministry staff at IHOPKC or apply their internship as credit toward the first semester of any school of IHOPU.

View One Thing Internship’s basic weekly schedule »


Phone and Fax
IHOPU Admissions phone: (816) 763-0200 x.7150
Internships phone: (816) 763-0200 x.2600
International Admissions phone: (816) 763-0200 x.3315

IHOPU Admissions fax: (816) 763-0439


IHOPU Admissions Office
12901 S. US Highway 71
Grandview, MO 64030
(next to I-49, formerly US 71)

One Thing Internship Office
3535 E. Red Bridge Road
Kansas City, MO 64137