Youth Ministry Discovery Internship


What is Youth Ministry Discovery Internship?

The Youth Ministry Discovery Internship is a one year Part-time programme designed to help you gain foundational knowledge and skills for ministry and to help you answer the question whether you are called long-term to vocational youth ministry – all based in your home church!

You’ll get to interact with other interns around the country; as well as having a supervisor, a mentor and receiving input from Carey and Baptist youth ministry Coaches.


Internship Summary – What’s involved?

The Youth Discovery Internship year combines distance learning, block courses, and hands-on experience and centres around:

Serving – Intentional ministry and leadership development in a church context through a minimum of 10 hours’ service per week

Studying – Tertiary level study in Bible, theology, Mission and Ministry of approximately 10 hours per week including participation at block courses and formational learning times throughout the year.

Supporting – Supervision and mentoring by experienced practitioners. Support and feedback through Carey’s Field Education process. Discovery interns also journey with a cohort of other students supporting one another.


Key Relationships

Throughout your year you will develop key relationships that will support and nurture including:

  • Your church/organisation
  • Your Mentor
  • Baptist Youth Ministries
  • Carey Baptist College Field Education Coordinator and Youth Coach


Ready to get started?

To apply and find out more contact Carey’s Youth Pastoral Leadership Coach, Sam Kilpatrick


Alumni Stories

Elisha Hartley

The Youth Discovery internship has made a huge difference to my life. Through this internship, I now have a better understanding of how a church works, and what it looks like to run a ministry.

The Discovery Internship has given me the time and knowledge I have needed to find out what I am called to.