The Faith in Politics Internship Scheme is recruiting now.
The Catholic Parliamentary and Public Affairs Internship Scheme, which began in 2003, provides up to eight recently graduated Catholics with intensive experience of political and social action in a spiritual context. Four interns will be placed with Christian MPs at Westminster, one in a parliamentary support role within the Secretariat, two in public policy and social action with CAFOD and CSAN, and one in a media internship with the Catholic Communications Network (CCN).
In addition to educational work experience, all of the internships also involve individually guided retreats and spiritual guidance throughout the year. Each intern will take part in a course in Political Theology and Catholic Social Teaching, run by the Bishops' Conference, as well as exploring the political landscape and the Church's involvement in social action through a series of events.
To apply for the Internship you must:
1. Be a Catholic
2. Be academically strong, having achieved or expected to achieve either a good 2:1 or a First.
3. Have UK Residency or indeﬁnite leave to remain in the UK
All internships run from September 2017 - July 2018 and include accommodation and subsistence allowances.
Full details and an application form can be found here: http://faithinpolitics.org.uk/
The closing date for applications is midday on Friday 10 February 2017; the Assessment Days will be 14 and 15 March 2017.
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