Hope Chapel is a Christian, inter-denominational church with a mission to share the love of Jesus with the people of Maui that all may know and glorify God. 

Our goal is to equip serious, servant-oriented leaders for full-time vocational ministry, and to give each intern a deeper sense of God’s calling on their life. 

Our core values as a church come from our emphasis on Biblical teaching; Worship, Community, Kids and Families, Life Change. Our 21-member staff serves a membership base of 1,300 people.

Our purpose is to provide hands-on experience from gifted and experienced leaders in various ministry-related areas within the local church.


Each year we select single, college-age interns (19-26) who will be assigned to a ministry overseer whose gifts and talents compliment theirs. Our internship program will cover comprehensive exposure to all areas of ministry. This year we will be selecting 12 interns. Available ministry areas for this year include:

  • Children’s Ministry
  • Communications
  • Youth Ministry
  • Small Groups/Missions
  • Worship
  • Production & Technology
  • Young Adult Ministry 

Reference our intern brochure for detailed information on each position.

Key Elements

This is an energetic, 50 hour-a-week program designed to sharpen and train our interns so that they are fully equipped to serve God in every area of ministry from the mission field to the marketplace. Each week, our interns spend 40 hours dedicated to their department. The rest of the week will include time spent serving the church and upkeep of facilities.

Other opportunities for involvement during the week include:

  • Discipleship Training
  • Weekly Mentoring Program
  • Leadership/attendance in our Young Adult ministry
  • Intern Retreat

Specifics and Finances

Each intern will receive a $400 monthly stipend for their own personal living expenses; such as food, personal items, recreational activities and miscellaneous spending money. On-campus housing, utilities, and shared transportation is provided by Hope Chapel. Each intern will be responsible for their airfare to and from Maui, as well as health insurance coverage for the duration of their internship and personal taxes on any support contributions received. If you need help with additional expenses, you may consider building a financial support network. We can provide a sample packet with ideas and suggestions for creating your support partnering network team. Your support contributions may be tax-deductible to the contributor, as long as the donations are being made to a non-profit corporation ( i.e. your home church).

Hope Chapel Provides—

  • $400 monthly stipend
  • Fully furnished, air-conditioned 3 bedroom apartments to live in, which we call Jake’s House (6 men in one apartment and 6 women in the other)
  • Transportation for ministry and personal use

Each Intern Must Provide—

  • Health insurance for a year
  • A roundtrip ticket
  • Clearance from immigration, if not a US citizen

Intern Selection Calendar

Jan-Feb (Early Acceptance Period): Applications are accepted starting in January— candidates are notified and interview process begins. Candidates may be accepted by Apr. 30 or earlier
Mar-Apr (Regular Acceptance Period):  Candidates are notified and interview process begins/continues— candidates may be accepted by June 30 or earlier
May-August (Late Acceptance Period):  Final selections made for any positions that are still open and available until all positions are filled
Candidates not selected are notified once positions are filled.