Internship Programme (1 year)

Do you want to give a year of your life to reach students, disciple leaders, or serve in a supportive operations/administrative role? Are you preparing for the next phase in life and want to commit a year to God through full-time ministry work? 

Maybe you are not sure about what you want to do for the rest of your life. Perhaps you are considering Christian ministry as a profession and would like to have a feel of what it entails. Whatever your situation, God can use Cru’s Internship Programme to grow you in your character, convictions and competence. He can use you to impact others with the Gospel.

Criteria:

  • Singaporeans preferred
  • Christian, for at least a year
  • Minimum education level: Diploma
  • Agree with Cru philosophy
  • Good moral conduct
  • Reasonable degree of self-assurance and an ability to handle pressure
  • Prepared to raise personal financial support
  • Attending a local church
  • Prior experience with Cru ministry in witnessing and discipleship is advantageous

Note: Field ministry staff are required to perform religious functions such as Bible teaching, praying and sharing the Christian faith

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How long is the internship programme?
Internships are for 1 year. For example, if you start your internship with us in April, it will be from April to March in the following year.

Are there any requirements for doing an internship?
Applicants must have a minimum educational background of a diploma, at least 1-year old as a Christian, in agreement with Cru philosophy, good moral conduct, attending a local church, and preferably with Cru ministry experience.

When do I need to submit my internship application form?
For campus ministry internships, application form must be submitted by 15 May every year as the ministry follows the tertiary academic cycle in Singapore. We may accept applications at our discretion but we cannot guarantee the processing of any application submitted after 15 May. Whenever possible, you are encouraged to send in your application form as early as possible to allow for sufficient time to raise financial and prayer support for your ministry work before it begins.

For non-campus ministry internships, you can apply anytime. However, in order to join the Internship training conducted from August to October, application forms must be submitted by 15 May. Otherwise, you may miss the year’s Internship Training and will have to complete it the following year.

Once we receive your completed application form, you will be contacted for an interview 3 to 4 weeks later. All reference forms must be submitted before the interview can be scheduled.

What will happen after I am accepted as an intern?
Upon acceptance, you will work on support raising for a period of time before you report fully for your assignment. The duration is dependent on your employment start date and ministry assignment. You will attend 2 days of Orientation in August followed by Internship training from August to October.

How much support will I have to raise?
Please email hr@cru.org.sg for more information.

Will I receive any training on how to raise support?
Yes, you will be trained and coached upon acceptance. A coach will be assigned to help you through the process. While this person will not be raising the support for you, he/she will give you weekly instruction and encouragement along the way. He/she will also help you to keep on track towards your goal of being fully funded for your internship.

Will I have any help and encouragement during the MPD time?
During your MPD time you will be assigned a coach who will help you through the process. While this person cannot go on appointments, dial the phone, sent texts, or write emails for you, he/she will give you weekly instruction and encouragement along the way. He/she will help keep you on track toward your goal of being fully funded for your internship.

What if I don’t raise all of my support?
If you cannot raise sufficient support before your assignment begins, you can continue to do so. However, we hope that this will not be the case so that you can focus on your ministry work and not have to juggle too many demands at the same time.

What if I have student loans and other debt?
Being in debt does not automatically disqualify you from serving as an Intern. However, do ensure that with your intern salary, you would be able to comfortably finance your debts and will not be hindered from giving generously.

So what does an intern do?
There are many different intern assignments. If you are assigned to a field ministry, you will focus on outreach and discipleship daily. If you are working in an operational role, you can allocate up to one day per week to field ministry. Your supervisor will discuss your responsibilities and reporting relationships with you, which will be detailed in a Position Focus document.

What kind of personal development can I expect at my assignment?
You will be part of a team to receive training in your area of ministry and have in-depth exposure to the ministry of Cru.

What are the job responsibilities of a field intern?
The following are responsibilities of a field intern:

  • Walk in the Spirit and grow towards Christ-likeness
  • Exhibit good emotional, mental and physical health
  • Practice and model personal and group ministry skills of prayer, evangelism, follow-up and discipleship through discipleship groups and one-to-one personal time with disciples and ministry leaders
  • Assist in planning and implementing a strategy to start or expand a movement
  • Provide leadership to disciples by mentoring/coaching them to help fulfil the mission/vision and Strategic Planning Process of the assigned committee, field and strategy
  • Maintain healthy financial and prayer support with a growing base of supporters
  • Meaningfully involved in a local church

I have decided to join Cru Singapore Internship and have just submitted my application form. Can I start informing my potential supporters of my support needs?
No. You should not share your support needs until you have been interviewed and accepted as an intern. However, you may share that you are applying to join Cru Singapore and awaiting the interview. You may also add that if accepted, you will need to raise your own support.

What if I wish to continue to serve in Cru Singapore?
You will need to submit another formal application to join us as a full-time staff.

Who can I contact if I have questions or need help?
You can contact your ministry’s Cru staff directly, or you can contact us at hr@cru.org.sg.