One Thing Internship

Notice: In the spirit of Romans 13:1, IHOPKC recently closed all facilities to the public. Federal and local governments have limited gatherings and are currently working toward gradual re-opening. Being committed to caring for our community and continuing to submit ourselves to our governing authorities, we have adjusted some of our 2020 internship start-dates.

The One Thing Internship is a six-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: Six months

2020 Dates
August 13–December 19

IHOPU: The One Thing Internship is a program of International House of Prayer University. Tracks 1 and 2 are equivalent to one semester of full-time credit.

Domestic interns

International interns

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

A nonrefundable deposit of $400 is due two weeks after your notification of acceptance. This is to confirm your acceptance and reserve a place for you in the program. Remaining tuition is due by the first day of orientation. Please direct any further payment questions to

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
The One Thing Internship is a program of the International House of Prayer University. Completion of the program is equivalent to one semester of full-time credit toward our FSM and FMA degrees.

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