ODM Internship Program

Want to learn the ropes of ministry in the city while being immersed in urban community? Intern at ODM! 

The purpose of the Open Door internship program is to cultivate leaders in urban ministry settings. Our hope is for interns to gain practical vocational experience through their specific ministry internship, fulfill school internship requirement as needed, and experience an urban environment through group discussions and hands-on activities. We offer 11 week summer internships and 8 – 12 week internships in the fall and spring.

To apply for an internship or to learn more, email Laura Stokes or call 303-975-0101.


Urban Immersion (Summer only, Includes Stipend) - Intern will lead groups visiting for short-term trips to Open Door. Intern will coordinate group activities and lead teams as they learn about urban ministry through city experiences, service projects, and interacting with our community. 

Still Waters Housing (all positions have been filled for summer 2019) - Females only. Includes dinners with residents, assisting with day-to-day activities, informal relationships with residents, role-modeling healthy behaviors/relationships, coordinating events, and prayer. All houses have residents dealing with past and/or current trauma, addictions, mental illness, and homelessness. 

Church Planting -  Serve with a new multi-ethnic, multi-lingual church in a low income, predominantly Hispanic community of urban Denver. Possibilities include outreach, small groups, worship, youth, millennials, preaching, church administration, community development, and more. Intern could be full or part time. 

Street2Life - Intern will help manage operations of the print shop: ensuring client orders are fulfilled, performing quality control, utilizing manual print press, doing life-on-life discipleship with our employees who are coming out of homelessness, addiction, and incarceration. Previous screen printing experience not required; intern may assist with graphic design if qualified.

2018 Intern Team

2018 Intern Team

Interns may choose to work in one or more of the following ministry opportunities:

Family Room - Intern will be on the front lines of ODM, interacting with our homeless and transient community, assisting with receptionist responsibilities, and resource gathering for ODM's community outreach. 

Non-Profit Management - Intern works in the ODM office alongside the Executive Team (administration, grant writing and fundraising). Duties include administrative tasks, grant writing, volunteer management, ministry and project oversight, event planning, statistics, and more. 

Learning Center - Intern works in our Preschool and/or Elementary Program. Kids range in age from 3 to 12. Internship includes teaching lessons, informal time with kids, going on field trips, food prep, food shopping, opportunities for evangelism and discipleship, and learning about the inner workings of an urban childcare center. 

Youth - Intern works with our urban youth program (6th - 12th grade). Internship includes informal time with kids, going on day trips, one-on-one discipleship, food shopping and prep, overnight camps, relationship building, leading various youth activities and outreaches, and learning about an established youth ministry. 

Worship - Intern works with Open Door Fellowship or Westside Church Internacional in leading the worship services, building the volunteer team, and understanding the workings of an inner-city church. *This is a part-time internship and can be in combination with another ministry. 

For more information, email Laura Stokes or call 303-975-0101.