Applications for the Faith in Politics Catholic Parliamentary and Public Affairs internship scheme close on 28 February 2020.
The scheme, which has been running since 2003, uniquely offers a foundation of Catholic faith and spiritual formation for those who believe they may have a vocation to public service in politics or public affairs. Interns commit to a varied year working in Parliament or in the public affairs teams of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, the Catholic Education Service, and CAFOD.
They explore the political landscape and the Church’s involvement in social action through a series of events, including a visit to Rome on pilgrimage, to learn how the Vatican works, and how the UK relates to the Holy See.
Interns undertake the first year of a part-time Master’s Degree in Catholic Social Teaching at St Mary’s University, Twickenham. Importantly their journey begins and ends with a retreat, and spiritual guidance is an integral part of the year. The group lives at More House in Kensington, and at the end of the year they join a network of over 100 alumni.
If you’re interested, or would like to tell your students and youth groups about Faith in Politics internships, visit their website www.faithinpolitics.org.uk
Applications close on 28 February 2020.