New ONE Intern scheme launched to link faith and work
19 April 2017
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
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
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
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:
- 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
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
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 email@example.com
or call 0207 467 3523.
Further application information is available from the Methodist
Church website here.