Part-Time Zeal Internship

Why an internship?

The goal of our internships is simple. We want to teach you how to encounter God. Spending time with God changes people. Because of God’s nature, to be with Him and stay unchanged is impossible. The challenge is finding the time. Keeping up with our responsibilities in the daily grind is simply part of life. That is why there is wisdom in taking seasons of consecration. In these times, God thrills our hearts with His beauty in a way that equips us to walk with Him faithfully even after the time of consecration.

Our desire is that those who take part in the Zeal Internship will not just leave with hearts bursting with fresh love for Jesus. We go further. We equip them with “holy habits,” to continue an enjoyable lifestyle of prayer & worship that leads to a lifetime of transformation. That’s why we’re building a 24-hour prayer room, a place to behold Jesus until we become like Him.

What is the Part-Time Internship?

The Part-Time Internship is designed to give you the accountability to make prayer a priority in your life in a way that is flexible. Applicants will work with the Zeal Internship leadership to create a personalized weekly schedule. You will be able to take several classes and you will commit to at least four hours per week in the prayer room. It is a 9-hour weekly commitment (4 hours prayer room, 4 hours classes, 1 hour mentoring).  Part-Timers are welcome to as much additional prayer room time as you desire!

Who is the Part-Time Internship for?

For many, especially those over 25, the Part-Time Internship is the perfect option. This program is ideal if you must work or have family responsibilities, but want to take five months to be intentional about finding the Lord in the midst your business, even if you’re out of college. It is also ideal for college students who want to have a season of consecration and help stir up prayer on their campus but still need to take college classes.

Logistically, what is necessary to do the Part-Time Internship?

We have found that people need four logistical things to do the part-time internship:

  1. Time- You will need the time and energy to be able to commit to a 10-hour schedule. Your commitment will last around 5 1⁄2 months. You will need to be at OHOP at least 2-3 times per week. Some of that time will be to attend classes during the weekday evenings. You need to be able to do this for about 5 1⁄2 months. (We go into more detail on creating a schedule in the section below.)You must also note that we have a strict tardiness and absence policy.  There is only a limited number of excused absences and tardies.
  2. Housing- You need to have your own housing that is close enough to the prayer room to make it there 2-3 times per week. (We also offer housing for part-time interns for an additional cost.)
  3. Finance- You also need the funding to pay for the internship. If you need help, you can receive discounts for recruiting friends and for registering early. (See the “Price, Discounts, & Dates” tab.)
  4. Transportation- You will need to provide your own transportation to and from the internship so you will need a dependable car.

How much time do I need to commit for the Part-Time Zeal Internship?

The part-time interns will create a personalized weekly schedule with our leadership team. Our part-time internship is at least a 9-hour per week commitment for 5 1⁄2 months. You will have to come to OHOP at least 2-3 times per week. The part-time internship runs twice per year, along with the full-time internship. We run the Zeal internship in the spring typically from early February to late June. We also run an identical internship in the fall typically from early August to mid-December. (You can see the exact dates under the “Prices & Dates” tab.) You will also have to attend orientation week (the first week of the internship) according to our special orientation week schedule which is to be determined.

How will the Part-Time interns create a personalized schedule?

You will sit down with an internship leader to create a personalized schedule. You will look at the full-time schedule and select which weekly hours you want to commit to. You will commit to this personalized weekly schedule during the 5 1/2 month internship. The schedule is broken down into three types of activities:

  1. activities your schedule must include.
  2. activities we highly encourage you to participate in 
  3. activities you may choose to participate in.

1. Your nine hour schedule must include:

a) at least 4 hours per week in the prayer room (This may be during the time when the full-timers are not in the prayer room.)

b) at least 1 but no more than 3 core classes (described in the “elements of the schedule”)

c) All Internship Fellowship Night

d) a one-hour weekly mentoring meeting with your assigned mentor

2. During your 9-hour schedule, we highly encourage you to participate in: 

a) Revive Orlando Service* (Friday nights)

b) Special Weekend OHOP Training Events that will be posted

3. You may choose to participate in: 

a) Prison Ministry Outreach

b) Cleaning

What elements of the schedule will I have to choose from to create my part-time schedule?

The weekly schedule evolves from internship to internship, so we can give you general information that is less detailed but is certain for all the internship semesters in the foreseeable future. We can also give you more specific information, which is more detailed; however, this more specific information is highly subject to change in the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018.

Generally speaking, we are committed to providing three things1 for all part-time internships in the foreseeable future. You will be immersed in:

1) Prayer and Worship

2) The Word of God

3) Mentoring

Specifically, you can look at our Spring 2017 internship schedule on the tab called “Tentative Spring ’17 Weekly Schedule.” We hesitate to post this schedule because it will be altered for the Fall ’17 and Spring ’18 internships.2 That being said, we post it to show you what the schedule generally looks like so that you will have an idea of what we will be working with. Here is an explanation of each of the elements on that schedule, though the individual elements are subject to change as well:

Prayer Room (Prayer & Worship)- The core of the Intensive is the prayer room. Here, you will engage in vibrant worship, learn to commune with God, deepen your love for Scripture, and shape history through prayers for justice.

Prayer Room Lab (Prayer & Worship)- This is where we will learn how to engage in the prayer room. This is an opportunity to practice a method of engaging in the prayer room. The time will go like this. We will begin without about 15 minutes of instruction on how to do an activity in the side room. Then, we will spend about 45 minutes to an hour you in the prayer room completing that activity. After you spend your time in the prayer room, we will spend a few minutes in the classroom debriefing on the activity.

Practical Lifestyle of Devotion Class (The Word of God)- During class time, we will discuss the practicals of engaging the prayer room. The first unit will be on how to study the Bible. The second unit will be on how to pray and intercede. The third will be on how to worship.

All Intern Fellowship Night (The Word of God & Community)- This is an opportunity to fellowship over a meal while we learn more about the vision of night and day prayer in the Bible.

Evening Core Classes (The Word of God) – These will be classes on OHOP’s core values. Various teachers will teach them. Here are the tentative class topics:

  • Holy Spirit- The Spirit is moving in the church today. This class will teach on the Holy Spirit and His work in the earth.
  • Sermon on the Mount- Matthew 5-7 is Jesus delivering a message about the Kingdom Lifestyle.
  • Leadership- We will explore how to grow as a Christian leader.
  • Five-Fold Ministry Gifting- This class will help you discover your personal calling and spiritual gifts.
  • Theology of Night and Day Prayer- This class covers the why behind the what. This teaching is about why a person would lay down their life for the cause of night and day prayer.
  • Inner Healing- We will explore some of the common wounds that people face so that we can see the Holy Spirit work restoration.
  • Identity in Christ- We will study who Christ created us to be and gain further understanding of who we are as a new creation.
  • Life of David- This class will explore the heart of the great worshipper, David.  David’s life will speak to you no matter what is your place in life.
  • Revelation- This class will give you a sound overview of this book.
  • Intimacy with Jesus- This class will explore God’s love song to His church, the Song of Solomon.  It will spur you on into deeper intimacy with Jesus.
  • Music Class (Prayer & Worship)- This will be an opportunity for you to learn how to lead worship. You will learn about the heart of leading worship and about OHOP’s “Harp & Bowl” model. During this class, you will learn how to play the piano. You will learn about music theory and be coached vocally.

Can I get housing if I am doing the Part-Time Internship?

Yes, we can provide housing for part time interns for an aditional cost.  You will also have to go through an application process including providing housing references.

Can I take the Music Class if I am a Part-Time Intern?

You may choose to take the Music Class as a part-time intern and it will count towards your 9 hours per week.

Should I do the Full-Time or Part-Time Internship?

If it is at all possible, we strongly recommend the full-time Internship over the part-time Internship. The internship is like anything else in life. You get out of it what you put into it. If you do the full-time internship, you will get the full experience. If you do the part-time internship, you will get the full experience. We have found that those who participate in the full-time Internship are impacted greater and for a longer time. Please note that many elements of the Internship are only for Full-Timers.