Category: International Opportunities

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CCA Invites applications for Youth Internship Programme

The Internship Programme of CCA is a year-long ecumenical leadership development training programme to identify, recognise and mould prospective ecumenical leaders in Asia. It aims to provide opportunities for young Asian Christians to develop their leadership skills and strong ecumenical commitment as well as to offer them chances to share their valuable experiences with CCA constituencies.

Applications are invited from young people between the ages of 22-29 to serve as interns at CCA headquarters in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Four young ecumenists, who are committed to the ideals of the ecumenical movement, will be selected from among the applicants sponsored and recommended by CCA member churches / councils. The interns are expected to bring positive energy, commitment and fresh vision to a specific programme area in CCA during the internship.

Selected candidates will be assigned to work with one of the four specific areas during the year-long internship starting from 1 July, 2019 to 30 June, 2020.

The areas of work are:

  • International Affairs, Peace Building, Human Rights and Advocacy

A candidate who would like to work in this area should have strong interests in geo-political issues, peace-building, human rights, advocacy including U.N; Bachelor’s / Postgraduate Degree is required.

  • Communications

The intern assigned to work in this area will be part of the communication team.  Candidates intending to work with CCA Communications should possess excellent communication skills in English; ability to prepare News Releases, maintain social media pages; interests in content writing and developing editing skills; computer skills with knowledge in web-editing, social media, updating of website contents and managing database are part of the specific responsibilities.

  • Mission, Unity, Contextual Theology and Ecumenical Formation

Those who have strong interests in mission and evangelism, theology, and ecumenical formation and leadership development can apply for internship in this programme area. Theological education / background, understanding and familiarity with church unity, ecumenical movement, missiological issues, youth concerns and networks are important factors to work in this programme area.

  • General Assembly Coordination

An intern selected to work in the area of CCA’s General Assembly Coordination Office is expected to work with other staff in the planning and coordination of the 15th General Assembly of CCA which will be held in 2020. Specific requirements: strong organisational skills, knowledge about CCA’s constituencies, ability to undertake correspondences independently.

The selected interns will carry out their tasks under the supervision of a senior programme staff.

General Qualifications / requirements for interns:

  • A university graduate between 22 to 29 years of age.
  • Strong links to respective local churches and involvement in ecumenical movement at the national/regional/sub-regional level.
  • Should be able to work flexibly in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Willingness to develop capacity and handle programmatic / administrative tasks.
  • Strong spoken and written communication skills in English; computer skills.

CCA will be responsible for covering the following expenses

  • Accommodation in a one bedroom independent apartment;
  • A reasonable living allowance to cover expenses for food and other personal needs;
  • Economy class air ticket to Chiang Mai, Thailand and return;
  • Expenses related to Thailand visa and work permit;
  • Medical insurance during the stay in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Applications

Please send applications to gordon@presbyterian.org.nz along with the following documents by 3 May 2019:

  • Short Curriculum Vitae (maximum of 2 pages) describing both educational / professional experience and ecumenical/church involvement
  • Statement by the applicant expressing desire and motivation to work as an intern with CCA for one year.

I Love Taiwan Youth Exchange Programme 2019

26 June – 13 July 2019

PCANZ enjoys a warm partnership with the Presbyterian Church of Taiwan (PCT). Each year the PCT hosts a dynamic programme called I Love Taiwan, which attracts youth from all over the world, who share in the PCT’s youth and children’s ministry and learn about the unique culture of Taiwan.

vine at iltGlobal Mission supports applicants from PCANZ churches to attend this programme, which runs in Taiwanfrom June 26 – July 13. PCANZ applicants need to be at least 18 years old and require PCANZ endorsement to qualify for the $500 travel subsidy. Information about the programme is here,   The online application is here.

Once you receive your full application form from the PCT, email Global Mission Coordinator Phil King to request PCANZ endorsement and to apply for the travel subsidy, phil@presbyterian.org.nz.

The PCT deeply values their relationship with the PCANZ and looks to this programme to continue to develop the ecumenical partnership between our two churches.

This is a great opportunity for young adults from New Zealand to share in a vibrant programme of spiritual sharing, encouragement and cross-cultural learning.

 

WCRC internship programme accepting applications

The World Communion of Reformed Churches is pleased to announce that it has an internship opportunity for a highly qualified young person who is interested in gaining valuable experience working with an international ecumenical organization. The internship will be for 12 months in the WCRC offices in Hannover, Germany, beginning in September 2018.

This opportunity is open to English-speaking individuals of WCRC member churches who are aged 30 or younger, including ministers, seminarians or Christian professionals with an interest in working for their churches or the ecumenical movement at any level. Women and individuals from the Global South are particularly encouraged to apply.

The intern will be given a variety of experiences within the WCRC, working with both of the programme offices, as well as the general secretariat. Areas of work in the internship experience include:

  • Communion and Theology
  • Justice and Witness (including economic, climate, gender and racial justice)
  • Mission
  • Ecumenical Engagement
  • Communicating the stories of the WCRC

The WCRC internship programme is sponsored by the Evangelische Missionswerk(EWM) and covers almost all costs (including travel, housing, medical insurance and a small stipend). However, it is asked that the intern (or sponsoring church) share in some costs (based on ability).

Deadline for applying is 30 June 2018—and all applications must be endorsed by a WCRC member church.

President:
Rev. Najla Kassab

Fully-funded study opportunity in Palestine

Faith in the face of empire: face-to-face in the context of occupation

The Council for World Mission is offering a month-long study programme in Palestine:

10 August 2019 – 10 September 2019

This is a fully funded programme that is open to students of theology who are members of the Presbyterian Church. This is an amazing opportunity to experience the complicated and challenging context of the Middle East under a guided study programme with theological students from around the world. The programme will be hosted at a theological College in Bethlehem, Palestine.

Closing date for applications is 18 April 2019

Programme Brief 2019 – Faith in the Face of Empire

Applications need to be endorsed by the Assembly Executive Secretary. Further information and the application form can be obtained from the Gordon Fitch. gordon@presbyterian.org.nz

 

SHORT TERM INTERNSHIP IN NEW ZEALAND

CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP AND MISSION (CLAM)

At St Paul’s Church, Opunake, Taranaki, New Zealand

An amazing opportunity for 5 or 6 young people to spend 10 weeks from June 20th 2018 exploring mission and culture in New Zealand.

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