Internships 2019/20 – Open for applications!

The New Life Internship programme allows young adults to commit themselves for 12 months, part time or full time, to get involved in the life and ministry of New Life Croydon.

The programme is primarily designed for young adults from New Life and other churches who want to get involved in the day to day running of a large local church, learning more about its ministry and operation. It would be ideally suited for those on a gap year or those who are just completing their further education. It may also suit those who are studying or working part-time. If you’re a bit older, don’t worry, we’d also consider your application too!

As well as receiving practical training, there will also be a focus on discipleship and personal development. Interns will get hands-on experience serving as required within their chosen areas.

All interns must be committed Christians and would be committed to the life and work of New Life.


Areas of Ministry

Interns are able to get involved in one or more of the following areas of ministry:


Supporting New Life’s youth worker, Stephen Bryars in all aspects of youth work including Friday Night Youth, Sunday morning Power House and pastoral care.


Supporting New Life’s children’s worker, Louise Abrahams in all aspects of our kids ministry including Sunday morning Power House.


Working with New Life’s music director, James Beatt in different areas of worship music & production including Sunday services and working in our studio.


Working with our Buildings Manager, Neil Clay to maintain the building and ensure that it is a safe place for people to worship and work. You’ll help with DIY repairs and redecorating and learn useful practical skills.

Time Commitment

Potential interns will need to identify whether they wish to be part-time or full-time. If they are part-time, they will need to confirm the days of their availability and will need to be available on the same days each week, ideally including Mondays. Ideally, we would want interns to be available to work from September 2019 to August 2020. We do try to be flexible so if you would need to start your internship later or finish earlier we will still consider your request.


How much?

Unlike some intern programmes, the New Life intern programme is completely free of charge. Those doing a part time internship are encouraged to consider getting part time employment to help cover their living expenses.

For those doing the full-time intern programme, in certain circumstances New Life may be able to assist with basic living expenses.  This will be discussed at interview and agreed in writing before the start of the programme.

Involvement in the intern programme is not linked to possible future employment by New Life, however New Life would be prepared to give an appropriate reference to a future employer.

Want to apply?

If you are interested in applying to be a New Life Intern or want to know more please fill out the application form by clicking the button below.