The Internship

The Internship is a nine-month biblical training program designed to equip and empower men and women at Reality LA to be gospel-centered leaders in every context of life.

Required Coursework

Weekly Class

Sundays 8:30 – 10:30AM
in the church office

The purpose of the class is to develop a greater understanding of the Bible and its doctrine and to learn to apply the gospel to life. The class is also designed to focus on character development, spiritual formation, leadership skills, and the ability to understand and communicate the gospel in every context.


The homework will involve some reading and writing, as well as projects to be completed in cohorts. The homework is designed to guide each intern into a deeper relationship with God, and to help them develop in maturity.


Each intern will have regular cohort meetings with a leader and a group of other interns. These sessions are intended to care for each intern and to further apply the lessons being learned through class, homework, and life.

Optional Volunteer Opportunities

For those interns seeking experience serving within a church office, we have volunteer opportunities available. These are not mandatory. Interns volunteering in the office may serve in one or more of the following capacities:

  • Operations/Administration
  • Media/Communications
  • Kids/Youth Ministry
  • Missions/Outreach
  • Community/Care


When will The Internship take place?

The Internship will begin September 10, 2017, and end June 17, 2018.

What is an intern’s weekly time commitment?

Every intern will commit to the weekly classes, cohort meetings, and to completing homework assignments.

For those interns wishing to serve in the office throughout the week, they must commit to be in the church offices for at least 8 hours per week (office hours are Monday – Thursday from 8AM-6PM).

Interns will also be required to continue their community involvement as well as their volunteer responsibilities on Sundays.

Where will interns meet for classes, cohorts and in-office duties?

All classes and in-office duties will take place at the Reality LA office at 6535 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038. Cohorts will be allowed to decide the time/location of their weekly meetings based on participants’ availability.

How much does The Internship cost?

The Internship registration fee is $150, which covers books and excursion throughout the course. If you will need financial assistance, please email

Will interns be offered jobs at Reality LA after The Internship?

While we’d never rule out the possibility of an intern being offered a job, it certainly shouldn’t be expected. We’re looking for men and women who want to be used by God in every opportunity, whether it leads to a staff position or not. In any case, the investment you’ll receive as an intern at RLA will better prepare you for ministry in all contexts.

Who is eligible?

We are looking for any man or woman who:

  • Wants to grow in their relationship with God
  • Affirms the RLA Statement of Faith
Has been actively involved in an RLA community group for at least six months or has a recommendation from an RLA staff member
  • Has completed the RLA Essentials class
  • Demonstrates consistent character and ability
Has adequate transportation and ability to commit to the program in its entirety

Have any questions?

Applications for the 2017 – 2018 Internship are closed. Applications for the 2018 – 2019 class of interns will open in the spring. If you have any questions about the program not answered on this page, feel free to email us.

Email The Internship team