The SUNI Internship is 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?
Have you a heart for children, young people and family’s to hear the Good News of Jesus?
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!!
It will run from 24th August 2018 – June 2019 and is a part-time position for 3 days a week. 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.
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 that suits you
-Antrim and Lisburn (Lisburn)
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.
Camps and Missions Intern: This will involve working alongside the camps and missions staff to help facilitate and deliver the 43 camps and missions that are run by Scripture Union each year. Much of this role will be administrative so if this is a gift you have then maybe this one is for you!
Optional Accredited Training
This year for the first time we are excited to offer a couple of additional training opportunities, thanks to our friends at Crown Jesus Ministries
1. Gain a Level 2 Award in Youth Work Practice in partnership with Youth Link (every Monday AM before Christmas)
2. Participate in the new and exciting School of Evangelism, gaining a Level 3 Award in Evangelism through Moorlands Bible College, held at Crown Jesus HQ which is round the corner from the SU office (every Monday PM after Christmas)
Both these are optional and both courses are accredited. The cost is £150 for each option.
When does it kick off?
The internship will run from 24th August 2018 to the end of June 2019 but we would love you to get involved in a camp or mission the following summer too!
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! Have a look at what some previous interns said!
“An internship is a really exciting opportunity to grow in relationship with God and learn more from His Word. The SUNI internship allows you to develop a personal daily pattern of how to seek God more in your life. Not only that the SUNI staff workers will support you every step of the way. God may have placed leadership or ministry on your heart. This is a fantastic year long opportunity to see what it really looks like, both administratively and practically. It just could be one of the best years of your life!” Adam.
“The SU Internship is honestly one of the best things I’ve done. Going into the internship I wasn’t a natural public speaker and I wasn’t extremely confident. However, throughout my internship I developed skills and passions which I didn’t realise I even had.
This is an opportunity which should not be missed. The internship provides you with the opportunity to grow in your faith and to be stretched to uncover new skills. During the internship got to take part in delivering a number of RE lessons and SU groups across primary, secondary and special schools alongside a member of staff.
Overall I advice anyone to seriously consider applying to become an SUNI intern. I loved my time as an intern and it was an experience which I will not forget.” James
“I decided that I wanted to still work with children and young people but in a different context…my favourite part…getting to go round lots of different schools and meet lots of different pupils and teachers and learning more about them and their walk with God…I think people should do the internship because it pushes you out of your comfort zone and it also allows you to learn more about yourself and God” Sarah
“Schools ministry, working with the camps and missions organising summers and then also admin jobs…if you have a passion for children and young people and you really want to develop yourself spiritually then I would seriously suggest that you would consider applying for the internship”. Leah
The post is voluntary, although we will provide for your 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 are not in a position to offer accommodation.
Deadline for applications is 12 Noon on Monday 20th August 2018.
Applicants being called for an interview will find out on the Monday 20th in the afternoon. Interviews will be on Wednesday 22nd August and successful applicants will start on Friday 24th August.
For any questions contact Joanne@suni.co.uk