The WCRC internship programme gives highly qualified young people an opportunity to gain valuable experience working with an international ecumenical organization.

The programme 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.

As part of the programme’s leadership development goals, interns are given a variety of experiences and responsibilities within the WCRC. They provide project assistance for both programme offices, participate fully in staff teams, and are assigned executive-level projects for completion (with supervision). Areas of work in the internship experience include:

  • Advocacy
  • Communications
  • Ecumenical Engagement
  • Justice (including economic, climate, gender, and racial justice)
  • Mission
  • Theology

Applications for 2023 interns are currently invited. The deadline for application is 10 February 2023, with internships beginning from June.

  • Download the Internship Application Form: PDF, Word Doc

The WCRC internship programme is sponsored by the Evangelische Mission Weltweit (EMW), as well as donations from member churches, 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).

Read about current and previous interns: