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WCC internship programme: A unique opportunity to learn and engage

WCC internship programme: A unique opportunity to learn and engage

WCC youth commissioners at work. Photo: Albin Hillert/WCC

01 February 2018

The World Council of Churches (WCC) invites applications of church-engaged youth to undertake an internship with the council at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva in 2018.

”The WCC Internship Programme offers an opportunity for member churches to help realize the objectives of the World Council of Churches,” explains Joy Eva Bohol, WCC programme executive for Youth Engagement.

”Through the participation of young people who are already actively involved in their churches, the programme’s overarching goal is to strengthen church and ecumenical relations among member churches as well as to create benefits for young people through capacity building, ecumenical formation, international and multicultural exposure, among other things,” Bohol adds.  ”This way, we can help strengthen the work of the fellowship in moving towards visible unity, promoting common witness and Christian service, and by fostering renewal in unity, worship, and mission.”

With application deadline 15 March, the internship programme offers an 18-month programme for four young people aged 21-29. Interns are assigned to work for 12 months at the WCC offices in Geneva, Switzerland in one of the programme areas of the WCC. This is then followed by a six-month work placement in the intern’s own country.

Available work areas include Communication, Health and Healing, Just Community of Women and Men, and Commission of the Churches on International Affairs.

For more information, please contact Youth@wcc-coe.org.

Application guidelines, WCC Internship Programme 2018

Youth in the ecumenical movement