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World Council of Churches – News Release

WCC INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME 2008
The World Council of Churches (WCC) will welcome five young people (aged 18-30 years) to serve as interns in its Geneva offices from February 2008 to January 2009. Interns bring valuable experiences to the WCC at the same time as they undertake several modules of ecumenical learning.

The next 12 months’ internship period begins in February 2008. In Geneva, the interns will be assigned to one of the WCC working areas. They will carry out their tasks in co-operation with programme staff and under individualized supervision. During their stay in Geneva each intern is expected to plan an ecumenical project to implement in his or her home context when they return in February 2009.

The next generation of interns’ areas of work will be 1. the Decade to Overcome Violence; 2. youth and ecumenical relationships; 3. visitors programme /media relations; 4. faith, science, technology and ethics; and 5. just & inclusive communities.

Successful candidates are people committed to the ideals of the ecumenical movement, who will bring their energy, commitment and a fresh vision to their specific work assignment. Applicants must send, along with their application, background information about their church or Christian youth network that will help them in implementing their proposed ecumenical project.

Closing date for receiving applications for the five internships is 20 September 2007.

More information on the WCC internship programme:
<http://www.oikoumene.org/?id=3187>

Download the application form as pdf (172 KB) or as MS Word document (1.36 MB)

Download the background information form as pdf (119 KB) or as MS Word document (627 KB):

Additional information: Juan Michel,+41 22 791 6153 +41 79 507 6363 media@wcc-coe.org>

The World Council of Churches promotes Christian unity in faith, witness and service for a just and peaceful world. An ecumenical fellowship of churches founded in 1948, today the WCC brings together 347 Protestant, Orthodox, Anglican and other churches representing more than 560 million Christians in over 110 countries, and works cooperatively with the Roman Catholic Church. The WCC general secretary is Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia, from the Methodist Church in Kenya. Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland.

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Oxfam Australia is currently offering a few internship opportunities for young people.

  • Do you love culture?
  • Do you love putting on a festival or an event?
  • Do you love making noise – musically or visually?
  • Can you inspire others?
  • Are you interested in using what you love doing to change the world and overcome social, political and economic injustice?

If you answered YES to some of these questions and you are aged
between 18 and 30, Oxfam wants to hear from you.

Oxfam Australia is offering 16 young vibrant creative types the
opportunity to participate in a one year internship program. This
internship opportunity will commence with a 10 day event in Sydney at
the beginning of October and will be followed by a one year, one day a week commitment.

Do you want to find out more? Visit the Oxfam Australia website for more information and to download a copy of the application form