Youth, Children's and Families' Ministry Internship
What could this year look like for you?
Do you feel that God might be calling you to a ministry with children, families or young people?
Do you feel under qualified or lacking in experience?
This internship will give you the opportunity to gain experience and training whilst discerning God’s call in a prayerful and supportive environment.
Network: You will be part of a network of Centenary Project Workers and Interns, meeting monthly for a time of sharing, worship, prayer and training.
Mentoring: You will be mentored on a 1:1 basis by an experienced practitioner, who will help you to set goals, support you through your placement and training and help you discern God’s call for your future.
The Future: We want to invest in our interns as individuals and our hope is at the end of your internship you will be more certain of where God wants you to be and better equipped to apply for posts in your chosen field.
Our internship is tailored to you; to give you the best experience.
Area of Ministry
The Centenary Project works in three main areas of ministry: youth work, children’s work, and families work. As an intern you will have the opportunity to explore each of these areas whilst working alongside our experienced Centenary Project Workers.
At the start of your year with the Centenary Project, you will choose from a number of different training options, from the 1 year Aurora course (Certificate in Youth or Children’s Ministry with St Peter’s College - auroratraining.org.uk) or the New Wine Discipleship Year (8 hours a week) to starting a degree course (with Reign Ministries - reignministries.co.uk). We believe that training alongside work experience will provide you with a strong foundation for your future employment.
As part of your internship you will be placed in a parish or mission partnership setting, alongside one or more of our experienced Centenary Project Workers. You will have hands-on opportunities to learn as you serve in your ministry area. You will also be invited to help plan and deliver some central events in the Diocese. Depending on the training provider you choose, you may be required to complete a specific amount of placement hours.
Time & Payment
We understand that some people will have other commitments during their internship year; that is why our programme is tailored to you. We can offer our internship on full or part-time hours for one year. For the duration of your internship you will also be paid the living wage by the Diocese for the hours that you work in your placement.
Please note; if you choose to do a degree course as part of your internship you will need to apply for/source your own funding for your academic fees.
The first step to take if you’re interested in joining our internship is to have a chat to us! Visit our website to get in touch with a member of the team, or
speak to us in person if you see us at an event!
Next step is to complete an application form! This is your chance to tell us why you feel called to do an internship year with us, and to help us find out a little
bit more about you. This will help us decide whether to call you for interview. Instructions on how to apply are in the Application Pack attached below.
At the interview we will invite you to discuss your application and if successful at this stage we will meet with you to agree a placement and set up your