The Ideal Intern

You may be a graduate in a creative media subject or someone with a flare for creativity, you may be a school leaver with a passion for online outreach, you may be be an evangelist of any age with a heart for the lost and a love for the digital space.


You will be a team player who is happy taking instructions and working with others.  

Church Congregation

Your Christian Life

You will be a Christian with a servant heart and a supportive church community behind you.


You will be able to affirm the evangelical alliance basis of faith which is also our charity’s statement of faith.


You will be committed to living a Christ-centred, distinctive life of Christian witness in accordance with biblical principles.

The plan for the Year

A typical Week

  • Monday: Morning — Theology Training
  • Monday: Afternoon — Technical Training
  • Tuesday: Learning with South Coast Training Course
  • Wednesday: Media Production
  • Thursday: Media Production
  • Friday: Mission / Day off. *
  • Saturday: Mission / Day off **
  • Sunday: Church / Day off. **
  • * Mission engagements may occur on other days of the week.
  • ** Interns will have to be flexible about when they take their days off (though we will prioritise local church attendance and having a regular weekend off wherever possible).

Typical flow of the Year

Autumn Term

  • Shorter Missions
  • Weekends away with Churches and CUs
  • Gearing up for Christmas outreach

Spring Term

  • Event weeks at Universities
  • Longer missions to Churches in the run-up to Easter

Summer Term

  • Delivering on Larger Media Projects

Pastoral Care

Each intern will be placed in a Christian home. These families and individuals understand that, while interns need their own space, they are more than landlords.


There are many good churches in Eastbourne and many pastors who are already thrilled at the idea of having interns in the town. Settling down in a loving church family will be a priority and Speak Life is committed to ensuring that happens.


Each intern will be assigned a mentor from our ministry team for weekly catch-ups that go beyond work concerns.

Eastbourne View


We will connect you with host families known to us in Eastbourne. Alternatively you are welcome to rent for yourself or with friends.


Start Date:

Monday 9th September 2019


Term Dates:

Autumn Term: 9th Sept  – 20th Dec 2019

Spring Term: 6th Jan – 3rd April 2020

Summer Term: 20th April  – 30th June 2020


Eastbourne has a good variety of great churches you could make home during your year with us:

  • All Saints
  • All Souls
  • Elim
  • Holy Trinity
  • Kings (Hampden Park or Centro)
  • Living Stones
  • South Street Free Church
  • Victoria Baptist
Meet the Nativity


The total cost to Speak Life of having each intern is £9000 per year. (Accommodation, food, travel, computer, and living expenses are the main costs). Speak Life will cover the majority of this cost, but we invite the interns to cover a proportion too.

Suggested costings:

  • Speak Life contribute £5000
  • The Intern’s support network contributes £2,500
  • The Intern (or their family, or church) contributes £1,500

Help Raising Funds

We will work closely with you in the run up to you joining us in Eastbourne to help you raise your financial and prayer support. This will include helping you to set up a Stewardship Recipient account, suggestions on how to draft letters to trusts and details of some trusts to write to as well.

Bursaries will be available for those who will struggle to raise this money. We don’t want cost to exclude anyone from considering the internship, so please say if money is an issue.

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