What is the Christ College Internship?
The Christ College Internship (Internship) is a structured field experience learning program that integrates with linked classroom units within the Course of Training (COT) to develop our Graduate Attributes.
The Internship is overseen by Christ College, and is delivered through a network of approved Partner Churches and trained Coaches. Theory and practice are integrated every semester by linking classroom theory with planned field projects, and challenging field learning experiences with reflective classroom assessments. This enables Christ College to cultivate the ideal conditions for transformative adult learning and work-ready graduates over the four years of the COT.
What does our Internship aim to do?
We look forward to offering an Internship program that:
What are the benefits of our Internship?
What does the internship look like?
Approved Candidates for the Ministry in the Presbyterian Church of Australia (Candidates) will automatically qualify for the Internship after completion of the first year of the Course of Training. It is important that anyone wishing to become a Candidate start the application process before or as soon as they commence study at Christ College. Candidates should make arrangements to speak with the Academic Registrar and Director of Internships regarding the process. Students who are not Candidates are eligible to apply for entry after the completion of the first year of the Course of Training (with an average unit score of a credit or above). They will undergo a separate application process attesting to their character, competence and ‘call’ for pastoral leadership.
The Internship requires 10 hours per week for 40 weeks over three years. Each Internship year has a distinctive project comprised of multiple parts, all of which are linked to specific Graduate Attribute Descriptors over the page. Linked classroom units will be undertaken prior to each Internship year, or as co-requisites, and provide theoretical frameworks and practical tools for field projects.
Interns will be formally assessed in a variety of ways. They include:
Plus other linked assessments that vary in their focus and form from year to year
Want to find out more?
If you have questions regarding our Internship program, please contact Jonathan Pratt, Director of Internships, at firstname.lastname@example.org.