Who is the SUNI Internship for?
It’s for those who have a heart for young people, want to get better at handling God’s Word and have a desire to grow in your love and knowledge of Jesus! Is this you?
Tell me more!!
Are you aged 18-25?
Do you want children and young people to hear and respond to God’s Good News?
Do you want children and young people to discover and explore the Bible?
Do you want children and young people to develop and grow in their journey of faith?
Do you have a desire to serve and work hard?
Do you want to learn some new skills?
Do you want to develop existing ones?
Do you want space to grow and develop your Christian Faith?
Do you want a year to be invested in?
If you have said yes to these questions then keep on reading!!
What type of internship will you apply for?
The Internships available have different aspects but all have core elements to them such as reading the Bible in a year, reading a book a month, intern specific training and monthly meetings.
Here are the options
Schools Intern : This will involve working alongside an E3 Schools Worker in one of the districts as they seek to engage, equip and empower. You can choose to apply to the area(s) that suit you
-North Coast (Coleraine)
-North Down and Newtownards (Bangor)
-East Belfast (Albertbridge Road)
-Antrim and Lisburn (Lisburn)
(subject to change)
Special Educational Needs: Part of the schools ministry within Scripture Union is for the Special Education Needs Sector. If this is where you would like to develop your gifts and teaching abilities then why not apply for this area and get to work alongside our dedicated Special Schools Worker, Anita
You will be serving in schools, taking part in assemblies, RE lessons and SU groups and building up relationships with pupils and staff. Each day will look different with real variety and fun! You need to be able to communicate clearly and have a desire to develop your ability to prepare and deliver talks.
Media Intern : This will involve helping us as an organisation with graphic design work, media presentations, social media updates, website and podcast development. An interest in social media, photography and websites is key! You need to have access to a DSLR camera and have a laptop with your preferred graphic design software. Some graphic design experience is necessary!
Optional Accredited Training
We are excited to offer an additional training opportunity, thanks to our friends at Crown Jesus Ministries
Level 2 Award in Youth Work Practice in partnership with Youth Link
(every Monday AM before Christmas)
The cost is £150
When does it kick off?
The internship will run from Friday 23rd August 2019 to the end of June 2020 but we would love you to get involved in a camp or mission the following summer too! It is a part-time position for 3 days a week. (Usually Tuesday-Thursday) With the rest of your time, we would encourage you to get a part-time job to support yourself, serve in your local church and get some well deserved rest.
So why apply?
This is a year of service, space and investment. A year where you will be given a broad and varied experience of the ministry of Scripture Union. You will gain many transferable skills for future employment and service too! Plus you get to be spend a year with the incredible SUNI staff team!
Have a look at what some previous interns said!
“The SUNI internship was a brilliant opportunity to serve God, sharing his good news with young people across Northern Ireland. I loved my time at Scripture Union. It was a year where I was discipled and pushed out of my comfort zone as I discovered and developed gifts I could use to serve God. It was also a year of great fun!” Reuben Russell
“As an intern I had the opportunity to experience working in a variety of schools across the country, from taking RE lessons in small country schools to leading assemblies in front of hundreds of kids. It’s great tosee how the Gospel can be shared in so many different ways with children and young people in our schools, and the internship provides hands-on experience of engaging pupils with the Good News of Jesus Christ.” Jonny Booth
“My experience as SUNI intern has been one of the best years of my life so far. I had just left school before becoming an intern and had very little experience in writing lesson plans and programmes and delivering talks for any age group. However, with great training from the SU staff, I developed and refined these skills throughout the year and discovered passions I didn’t realise I had. Some of these passions led me to the degree I am currently studying.Not only did this experience shape my skills it also helped my relationship with God deepen through reading the Bible in a year and many of the great books I read each month. You will get to work with some amazing people who are great role models, leading a God- centred life and have the chance to develop new skills and improve on old ones.
Overall I would strongly encourage everyone to say yes to an amazing opportunity of a year you will cherish and never forget!” Amy Darragh
Where have they ended up?
Our interns have gone on to do a variety of things
SU Staff Worker
Para Church ministry
The post is voluntary, although we will reimburse your work-related expenses.
We want to encourage you to involve your local church in this decision and to ask for their prayerful and financial support throughout this time. Working in partnership with churches is integral to who we are at Scripture Union.
The Internship will cost £1000. We encourage you to raise £500 personally and to ask your local church to consider supporting and investing in you by giving £500 (£50 a month over 10 months). You will also be asked to run an additional fundraiser at some point during your internship. £500 must be given to SU before the programme begins and the rest can be given throughout the year.
Unfortunately, SU is not in a position to offer accommodation.
If you have got to the end and think “Yes – this is for me!” then we would love you to download the application form.
Deadline for applications is 12 Noon on Friday 3rd May 2019.
Please post them to Joanne Coulter, 157 Albertbridge Road, Belfast, BT5 4PS
For any questions contact Joanne@suni.co.uk
*Please note that interviews will take place on 22-23 May.*