Thank you for considering becoming a partner with us for the Unreached Network Internships. If you’d like more information on how you might host an Unreached Network Intern, please email us at email@example.com and we’d be happy to discuss this with you.
The internship is a one-year local-church based programme focusing on cross-cultural experience and training including a 3 month overseas placement. For more detailed information about what this internship entails, visit unreached.network/internships
From Each Placement:
Agree to host an intern
Gain approval from your placement’s overseers
Define your own aims and objectives
Appoint a Placement Coordinator
Connect with the wider Unreached Network team
Write an advert
Define your programmes’ contents in line with your objectives and that of the Internship.
Interview and select your interns
Complete the Memorandum of Understanding
Complete regular reviews with the Intern and with Unreached Network during the programme
Debrief with the Intern and with Unreached Network at the end
Financial and Practical Commitments
The UK Placement:
Help with finding accommodation
Offer to provide for expenses such as food, accommodation and travel
Optional: buy the course books for use by other interns in following years
The overseas placement:
Help with arranging transport to and from the airport
Help with finding accommodation at a level which is appropriate for the intern’s funding capacity.
Budget advice for food and living expenses
Consideration of whether it is possible to provide any of the above free of charge or at a greatly reduced budget.
Take responsibility for all legal requirements needed to host the intern on placement.
Obtain written consent from the church/placement trustees and oversight.
Specify requirements for DBS certificates and safeguarding training.
Help with the recruitment and interview process will be provided
- A Placement Coordinator should be assigned to act on behalf of the church or project's overseers. We would ask that this person:
Has sufficient time available to oversee the internship.
Is able to work towards the aims and objectives of the intern, the placement and the Unreached Network.
Is able to put together a timetable which has a cross cultural focus and allows for flexibility and initiative.
Is willing to act as the point of contact for Unreached Network and the intern.
Is willing to be part of the interview and selection process.
Is willing to conduct regular reviews with the intern for the duration of the internship and a full debrief at the end of the internship and feed back regularly to Unreached Network
Feedback any significant concerns to the placement or church overseers and Unreached Network
Discuss safeguarding concerns with the placement safeguarding officer or the Intern’s safeguarding officer from the home church as appropriate.