Methodist Internship Programme

When we think about our career choice and our calling we often don't join up the dots between the two. On the other hand, perhaps we think that ministry is reserved for those who work for the church?

Are you interested in an opportunity to explore your vocation, gain invaluable professional experience and grow your faith in a unique setting? Would you like to make intentional links between faith and the working life of a vibrant and busy work place?

If the answer is ‘yes’ then The Methodist Internship Programme is for you!

WHAT INTERNSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE FOR SEPTEMBER 2019?

We have 14 posts located across the UK with the following organisations/sectors:

Roles currently open for applications:

For more information and application pack please go to the bottom of this page.

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No longer accepting applications - roles are filled:

WHAT IS THE METHODIST INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME?

The Methodist Internship Programme is a creative, hands on and innovative opportunity for 21-26 year olds to experience a year of exploring their faith alongside a paid placement in one of a number of highly professional organisations across a variety of sectors. Each organisation is held in high esteem within their sector and will offer you a unique and challenging experience. This, combined with ongoing training and mentoring throughout the year, will develop you professionally, personally and spiritually. Not only will it kick start your chosen career path, it will provide you with valuable skills, learning opportunities and relevant references and will also help you add immense value to your CV and any organisation you go on to work with subsequently. 

All roles within The Methodist Internship Programme run from 11th September 2019 - August 30th 2020. 

It is a paid internship - this is not just a placement or a year out - it is a job. We pay at least the living wage, and other travel expenses associated with the placement.

Please note that we do not currently provide accommodation - if you do relocate, we may be able to provide you with some contacts to help you in your search to secure housing.

WHAT DOES IT INVOLVE?

As an intern, you will have a fantastic opportunity to step into the world of professional work with organisations in various key sectors. This is an internship that is about getting stuck in to the real work of any organisation - you are considered a colleague and definitely won't be a glorified tea maker! Whether that's areas such as face to face client work, research, project management or development, this is an year focused on leadership development and innovation.

Whilst the Methodist Church will pay you a living wage, you will be working at the offices or base of operations of the organisation you choose to apply for (details below). There will be four mid-week residential training events for all interns in or near London throughout the year as well as a dedicated mentor to ensure you are able to explore and examine the complexity and opportunities of expressing your faith through your career. These residentials will be fully paid for by The Methodist Internship Programme and there should be no financial cost directly related to the training for any participant.

Many of the organisations also have in-house training - some also offer qualifications. Our aim is to see each intern equipped, experienced and having a strong sense of direction on completion of the internship.

This is a year about setting and achieving goals, gaining specific skills, being mentored both in and outside the workplace, engaging in teamwork, intentional community and shared learning, as well as professional, personal and spiritual development.

WHO CAN APPLY?

You can apply for an internship post if:

  • You have completed your full-time university studies (bachelor's degree or equivalent) at a university or equivalent institution prior to commencing the assignment. We occasionally accept applicants who are taking a ‘gap year’ in the middle of their university studies, before graduation - if this is you, please email Jude Trenier for an informal discussion before submitting your application.
  • You must be at least 21-26 years old to apply.
  • You must be able to provide a spiritual and character reference from a church or faith community leader within the Christian tradition.
  • All applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK and must hold a current NI number, UK bank account and valid proof of ID (passport or British birth certificate, please go to www.gov.uk/check-an-employees-right-to-work-documents for more information).
  • You must be available to attend an interview at some point in June 2019 - interview dates will be offered approximately two weeks after the closing date if you have been shortlisted. (See closing dates on each individual role as dates vary). 

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