Select Page


Hope Refuge Internship Program


Join us to End Sex Trafficking in America.  Hope Refuge has an internship to learn about one of the greatest atrocities of our time and how you can be a part of ending it.  If you are passionate and have a desire to see Sex Trafficking End in America we would invite you to join our presence based community.


About the Program

Hope Refuge offers a wide variety of fellowship/internship positions with a focus on educating our community how to combat the issue of human trafficking. The Hope Refuge Internship program participants have the opportunity to make a direct impact in ending human trafficking. You will have an opportunity to directly get involved with our operations team and find how to use your talents to end this great atrocity.


Ways you can engage:

  • Worship Events
  • Media creation/editing
  • Survivor weekends (Wellness Retreats)
  • Social Media
  • City wide awareness campaigns
  • Development
  • School Education
  • Awareness Campaigns through films
  • Petition
  • Advocate Training
  • Events and Gatherings
  • Grant Development
  • App Development
  • Graphics
  • Organic Gardening
  • Animal Therapy
  • Construction
  • Legal


We have three different internship programs scheduled for 2017.

  • Start January 15th and end April 15th
  • Start June 1 and end August 13th
  • Start September 15th and end December 15th

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and all postings will remain open until filled. If you have any questions, please email


At the Hope Refuge retreat center in Santa Barbara, CA

You will have an opportunity to apply for areas of that best meets your background and interest. Please fill out the online application if you would like to be considered for any additional opportunities that are on you heart you will be provide an opportunity to share that with us on the online application.


The Hope Refuge Internship program will select approximately 10 – 20 participants. Applicants come from throughout the United States and around the world. Below you will find answers to our most frequently asked questions.

Who is eligible to participate in the program?

The program is open to anyone 18 years of age or older. We welcome applications from individuals of various backgrounds and are passionate to work in the anti-trafficking. These can be undergraduate students to seasoned professionals in a range of fields

Will I be considered if I do not have experience in the anti-human trafficking movement or other social justice initiatives?

Yes.Our desire is to  encourage you to learn more about human trafficking so that you can continue your efforts at the end of this internship. While many of our participants have prior and/or relevant experience, it is not a requirement of the program

What will I be involved in?

To apply, go to the online application and you will have an opportunity to select the areas of your interest from a list of current opportunities. .You will be asked to select the top three areas of your interest.

What are the hours of work?

The strongly prefer full-time availability of 30 – 40 hours a week.

What is covered in the Hope Refuge tuition/internship?

Your participation in the internship program is $850 a month. What does this cover?  I covers room, board and training.  It is not suggested to acquire a part-time job during your internship.

What can I expect from the interview process?

Applicant may or may not go through an interview process. It will vary depending on the position that you apply for and questions that we may have on your application. Applicants may participate in one to three interviews, either in-person or over the telephone before a final decision is reached.

What kind of work can I expect as a participant?

You should expect to participate in areas of interest as well as shared tasks around the retreat center.  Tasks vary depending on the department assigned.

Does Hope Refuge offer housing, assistance or provide any lodging accommodations?

Yes. As part of your internship fees we are able to offer housing.

Would Hope Refuge be able to assist me with a visa application?

We cannot provide any legal assistance with visas or official documents, but we can provide documents of acknowledgment or certification that you are enrolled in the program once you have received notification of acceptance.

If I am not accepted to the program, are there volunteer opportunities?

I do not have the ability to get involved full time at the retreat center and would like to get involved from my home.  We are looking to develop a formal volunteer program for remote and local soon. Please let us know if this is something of interest.  However, in the meantime, please click here and navigate to “Ways to get involved”

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This

Help Stop Trafficking!

Share Hope Refuge with your friends!