Become an EPA Fellow

You’re preparing to graduate.  Your head is full of knowledge and your heart is full of passion. You don’t know the specifics about who, what or where you are called, but you do know that you want to serve God wholeheartedly.

If you’re hungry to dive deep into God’s heart for urban youth, we invite you to become an EPA Fellow. As an EPA Fellow, you will live in East Palo Alto for up to two years and spend at least 25 hours a week working in our programs under the mentorship of our veteran staff. You will also receive subsidized housing, as well as a stipend.

Through curriculum prep, teaching and hanging out with youth, you will become a mentor, teacher, and role model to your students. Deeper relationship with God, diverse community and direct non-profit urban youth work will all be critical components of your time as a Fellow. Ready to join God’s work in our community? Apply to the EPA Fellows program.


Important Dates

April 1st, 2017 -- APPLICATION DEADLINE: All application materials must be postmarked by this date in order to be considered.

April 3rd – 12th, 2017 -- APPLICANT INTERVIEWS: Applicants will be interviewed before any acceptance decisions are made.

April 14th, 2017 -- NOTIFICATION: Interns will receive notification of acceptance via email or phone.

Tuesday, September 5th -- All Fellows must arrive in East Palo Alto by 3pm

September 5th, 2017 -- East Palo Alto Fellowship begins

June 8, 2018 -- East Palo Alto Fellowship completed; opportunity to renew for second year of service

As an East Palo Alto Fellow you will:

  1. Grow personally and spiritually
  2. Receive practical experience in youth ministry
  3. Participate in a multi-cultural team experience
  4. Receive intensive training in urban ministry and issues of race and culture
  5. Build community with like-minded peers
  6. Serve with a strong, well-established organization
  7. Engage in Christian Community Development principles (
  8. Be an inspiring role model
  9. Go on team retreats as well as outings to San Francisco, Santa Cruz and much more

Job Duties - 25 hours per week includes:

  1. Weekly program leadership
  2. Mentoring youth one on one or in small groups
  3. Visit local school campuses
  4. Engage in community with other Fellows
  5. Attend regular trainings, Bible study, BCM staff and prayer meetings
  6. Attend conferences and retreats


  1. Have a strong desire to work with urban youth in a ministry setting
  2. Be spiritually, emotionally and socially mature
  3. Work well as part of a larger team
  4. Be prepared to be challenged on many levels
  5. Have a strong desire to grow in your knowledge of God and your commitment and service to Him
  6. Actively participate in all orientation, training & debriefing activities as well as program responsibilities
  7. Prerequisite: Previous paid or volunteer work in urban ministry


In order to reflect the community we serve, Latino, African-American and Pacific Islanders are encouraged to apply. 

Read the job description here: [MS Word] [PDF]

To apply, download the 2017 Application. [MS Word] [PDF]