Choose your own ministry adventure!

In 2021, the new SU Victoria Internships offer the opportunity to specialise in ministry with Children and Families, or Youth and to serve in a placement with your church, school, or with an SU ministry.

This is a flexible, exciting opportunity for anyone in Victoria, or beyond, to be empowered, trained and equipped for youth work and ministry leadership, and make a real impact in the lives of children, families and young people.

  • Grow your leadership
  • Get equipped for ministry
  • Be shaped to make a difference in God’s Kingdom

What is the internship?

A year-long, exciting, intense, hands-on ministry experience. It’s a partnership between you, your placement and SU Victoria’s training staff. It includes practical ministry in your church/school/placement, weekly training days with SU Victoria, support from a supervisor, encouragement through mentoring, and the opportunity to be involved in an SU ministry.

“I learnt so many new skills that I noticed really influences my ability to serve in ministries. I have really grown in confidence and in my ability to lead groups.”

— Elmie, Youth Ministry Intern

What will interns do?

We aim to see interns:

  • Participate in the weekly SU interns formation day: reflecting on and being trained in youth work practice, and being part of the staff life of the SU Melbourne office
  • Commit to self-improvement and development of new skills through constructive feedback and reflection
  • Participate in one-on-one supervision sessions to track development and well-being
  • Grow in spiritual development through regular Bible engagement, prayer, being mentored and involved in a Christian community

Interns will:

  • Be coached by SU Victoria one day a week, and be part of two residential intensives (each intensive is two days long)
  • Participate in a weekly ministry experience, with support from your supervisor
  • Explore theories and concepts of faith formation, mission and leadership
  • Be a team member at a school, MAD Camp, SUFM, Theos or SU camp, participate in team planning, preparation, delivery, and debriefing of programs
  • Be equipped with ideas, skills and strategies for ministry with children and families
  • Make personal connections and build relationships with other interns
  • ... and more!

Who is it for?

We are seeking applicants who best fit the following:

  • A love for God and a desire to grow in knowing and serving Christ
  • A desire to work with young people. Experience in youth work or leadership of younger people preferred
  • An ability to work in a team and contribute to the objectives of the team
  • Willingness to work under SU’s aims, beliefs and working principles and ChildSafe practises
  • Self motivated with organisational skills and the ability to work unsupervised
  • A sense of fun matched by a capacity to demonstrate mature and professional role modelling to young people
  • A desire and the commitment to complete all training, practical and assessment components of the internship
  • A desire to learn and reflect on the job. Able to respond well to constructive feedback with a determination to improve and develop new skills

“I loved the way the internship combined learning with practical applications in ministry. I gained a greater understanding of where God is calling me.”

— Jack, Children & Families Ministry Intern

When and where?

Weekly routine:

  • One day Intern formation day at SU Melbourne office, at a regional hub, or online if remote
  • One day in a school context (or church)
  • Meet with a mentor monthly to check-in

Where could it lead?

  • Continuing to volunteer with your church/ministry with greater leadership and responsibility, or employment if there is an opportunity available
  • Employment in another ministry organisation.
  • Volunteering in a leadership capacity with SU camps and missions.
  • Formal academic studies and training at Bible College.
  • Work in schools, chaplaincy
  • Local council and Community Development

Want to apply?

For more information contact or call us on (03) 9482 5700