New ONE Intern scheme launched to link faith and work


The Methodist Church is seeking young people to take part in a new scheme to develop their careers and faith. These exciting opportunities for 21-26 year-olds offer a year exploring faith alongside a paid placement with a range of professional organisations across a variety of business sectors.

The ONE Intern scheme combines training and mentoring to support professional, personal and spiritual development, with a programme to grow both the intern's faith and their career potential. Participation will be a considerable addition to CVs as well as an introduction into the intern's career of choice. 

The ONE Internships will run from 4 September 2017 - 31 August 2018. 

Each intern will be paid a living wage by the Methodist Church, along with other travel expenses associated with the placement, but not accommodation. They will undertake mid-week training events and have a dedicated mentor to examine the complexity and opportunities of expressing their faith through their career.

Jude Trenier, who is developing the programme on behalf of the Methodist Church, commented: "The interns will have a fantastic opportunity to step into the world of professional work with organisations in key professional sectors. These internships are about getting stuck into the real work of any organisation - they definitely won't be a glorified tea maker!

"When we think about our career choice and our calling we don't often join up the dots between the two. Living out faith in the jobs and vocations we take up is a key Christian principle." 

Placements with the following organisations and sectors are currently available:

  • Charity - Action for Children

  • Finance - Church Finance Board

  • Research, Advocacy and Politics - House of Lords & Joint Public Issues Team (Methodist Church) - split placement

  • Church and Community - Ponte Sant`Angelo, Rome

  • Research and Development - Association of Executive Coaching

Applications are open to those:

  • Aged between 21-26 years-old in September 2017.

  • Who have completed full-time university studies (bachelor's degree or equivalent) at a university or equivalent institution prior to commencing the assignment; or are recently graduated with a university degree within the last 12 months.
  • Hold at least grade C or equivalent in Maths and English at GCSE.

  • Have the right to work in the UK without restriction for the duration of the programme.

  • Have an active, personal Christian faith in accordance to the statement of faith of the Methodist Church and be able to provide a spiritual and character reference from a church or faith community leader.

Interviews and shortlisting will be take place in June 2017.

For an informal chat or for further details about the internship please contact Jude Trenier trenierj@methodistchurch.org.uk or call 0207 467 3523.

Further application information is available from the Methodist Church website