CYC Ministries Internship

Our internship is one of the most exciting parts of the ministry

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CYC Ministries Internship

As part of our Leadership and Development program, and in partnership with the Eastern College Australia, CYC Ministries is excited to offer a one year Internship Program.

The CYC Ministries Internship seeks to engage Interns in ongoing personal formation and development, a broader and deeper understanding of their faith, training in practical leadership skills, all taking place in the context of ongoing community. All this whilst engaging practically in the planning of, preparation for and participation in, all aspects of CYC Ministries Holiday Camps and events.

Below is some more information about the Internship, if you would like to discuss this further, please feel free to contact Tim, our Leadership Development Co-ordinator either by calling the office, or by email

Internship FAQs

When is it?
The internship will run from the end of January through to the end of November, and will take place over three days of the week, including two days of class time, as well as one day a week spent in the CYC Ministries offices working alongside our staff. The internship will also involve several retreats, camps, attending conferences with staff.

Who is it for?
The internship will be aimed mainly at 18 - 21 year olds; those who are undertaking a "gap year" following VCE or University studies. But we are open to accepting people who fall outside of this demographic.

What are the entrance requirements?
The minimum age for the internship is 18 years of age. Successful completion of VCE or equivalent is also required.

All applicants must also meet the requirements of being a CYC Ministries Volunteer, either as a current leader, OR by filling in a CYC Ministries Volunteer Application.

What commitments are expected of Interns?
  • Attendance of weekly classes at Eastern College Australia as per timetable
  • Attendance of weekly Intern day at CYC Ministries offices
  • Attendance of Weekend Intern Retreat (held in late January)
  • Involvement in at least two Holiday Camps throughout the year
What does the CYC component of the Internship look like?
This is the practical component of the Internship, allowing Interns the chance for some ‘hands on’ ministry experience across a number of areas of CYC Ministries.

Interns will take part in practical work; including leadership development and training specific to camping ministry, helping to prepare for Holiday Camops and other events, attending seminars and conferences with staff, as well as other development opportunities.

What does the study component of the Internship look like?
CYC Ministries is excited to be partnering with Eastern College Australia, where Interns will study a one year Diploma of Arts, specializing in Youth Work as part of the YITS Program.

This course seeks to provide faith formation and understanding of the social context young people live in. Throughout the year-long course, students are equipped for ongoing university study while providing employment outcomes in the youth sector.

For more information on YITS or any other questions about Eastern College Australia, check out

What areas can I specialize in with CYC Ministries?
As part of their Internship, Interns will also have the opportunity to focus in on one particular area of our ministry, choosing from involvement in our Teen or Primary Holiday Camps, Worship & Creative Ministries, or Leadership Development events.

This will allow Interns to not only experience all that CYC Ministries has to offer, but also to grow in a particular area that fits with their personal passions and giftings.

What other involvement is there in CYC Ministries?
Beyond the commitments outlined above, each intern would be expected to be involved in at least one other Holiday Camp throughout the course of the year. As the internship is based around the academic year, there will also be flexibility to be involved in Holiday Camps separate to the internship, as well as other CYC Ministries events.

What does it cost?
All interns will be enrolled in a Diploma of Arts with Eastern College Australia. This is at the standard rate per subject and can be fully funded with Fee Help (It can also be paid up-front or in installments to Eastern College Australia).

There are no costs for the CYC Ministries component of the Internship, however, there may be some out-of-pocket expenses involved with things such as transport and food etc.

Is accommodation provided?
No, apart from attendance at the retreat and camp periods, this is not a live-in internship.

How do I apply?
To apply, or even just to find out a little more about our Internship, the first step is to contact Tim Cameron on Applications will only be approved on an interview basis.

When do applications close?
Initial applications will be open until January 25th, 2018. However, places are limited, so the sooner the better!