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 8:00 – 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.

Volunteer Opportunities

There is an expectation for each intern to serve regularly with the Hope Center food ministry. We have a range of available time slots, Monday through Friday, during the day or early in the morning.

For those interns also seeking experience serving within a formal ministry context, we have opportunities available. Interns may serve alongside our staff in the RLA offices.


When will The Internship take place?

The Internship will begin September 8, 2019, and end June 2020.

What is an intern’s weekly time commitment?

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

In addition, interns will commit to volunteering with the Hope Center from 4-16 hours per week. This volunteer commitment will take place at the Hope Center during normal operating hours (Various times Monday through Thursday, 5AM-11PM), with the additional option to gain in-office experience with our staff.

Interns will also be required to continue their community involvement and any 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 Hope Center, 4903 Fountain Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029. Cohorts will meet immediately after class in the church office.

How much does The Internship cost?

The Internship registration fee is $185, which covers books and excursions 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


Applications for the 2019-2020 Internship are now closed.