Our Interns are MVPs

Part internship in outdoor ministry and part intentional community, this is an opportunity for exposure to the many aspects of year-round camp and conference ministry, vocational and spiritual discernment, and developing community. 

While you invest in Camp Hanover, we invest in you.


Mission– We focus on Camp Hanover’s Mission: to create inclusive community, inspire each other to live in God’s love, and equip all people to live out God’s call. This is accomplished through serving in the various roles of Camp and Conference Ministry: Programs, Hospitality, Food Service, Maintenance, and Outreach.


Vocation– Interns take time to develop skills to help them in their future and have guidance in discerning what is the “next yes” in their life.


Practice– Camp Hanover strives to create places where people can practice being who God created them to be. Interns have a chance to practice this through building community and developing their own spiritual habits.

Common Questions about MVP Internships

When does the internship run? MVPs will arrive at Camp Hanover the week of August 14, 2023 and serve until June 2024 with the possibility of extending to August 2024.

What will I do as an MVP ? MVPs will work approximately 40 hours per week:

  • 30 of Onsite Service at or for Camp Hanover, including at least one weekend per month
  • 8 hours of Offsite Service with a community partner
  • 2 hours of Spiritual and Community Development

Would I get paid? Yes! Participants will receive a stipend of $175 per week, plus room and board (including laundry, internet, and some meals). Upon completion of the program, participants will receive a $2000 bonus to invest in whatever comes next.

What types of jobs are included in “onsite service”? Participants will serve in all areas of camping and conference ministry, including but not limited to: program (retreats, after-school, challenge course, lifeguarding and/or ropes course as applicable, environmental program, hosting), kitchen, site maintenance, housekeeping, office and administrative, and outreach.

A portion of the onsite service time will also be devoted to a Passion Project of each intern’s choosing to dive deeper into what they are interested in. A Camp Hanover Director will be partnered with each intern to help them develop their passion project and provide support along the way.

How do I apply? See the form below. We’re asking for some basic contact and background information, a few short essays about intentional community and service, and references. We will receive applications on a rolling basis until all spaces are filled.

More questions? Contact Laura Haney, Associate Director for Environmental Ministry, at Laura@camphanover.org or by calling our office at 804-779-2811.

Contact Laura for More Info

Be an MVP!

This is the application for the Camp Hanover MVP internship program for young adults. Applications are received on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.
  • Basic Information

    Tell us about yourself!
  • Tell us about any education you've pursued since high school, including graduations, degrees, certificates, or anything else you think is relevant.
  • Tell us about any experience you've had as a camper or staff at Camp Hanover or any other camps, including dates/years.
  • Tell us about any non-camp jobs you've had in the last five years, including start and end date, responsibilities, or anything else you think is relevant.
  • Tell us about any other programs, internships, certifications, or anything else you have experience in.
  • Short Essays

    Please answer the following questions in 100-250ish words (about half a page to a full page, double spaced, if you're using a word processor to write).
  • References

  • This can be a friend, mentor, or relative who knows you well.
  • This should be someone who has supervised you, either paid or volunteer work.
  • Anything else?