The Catholic Parliamentary and Public Affairs Internship Scheme, which began in 2003, provides eight recently graduated Catholics (who have included Durham graduates) with intensive experience of political and social action in a spiritual context. Four interns will be placed with Christian MPs at Westminster, one in a parliamentary support role within the Secretariat, two in public policy and social action with CAFOD and CSAN, and one in a media internship in Archbishop’s House Westminster. In addition to educational work experience, all of the internships also involve individually guided retreats and spiritual guidance throughout the year, studying Contemporary Ethics and Catholic Social Teaching at Heythrop College, as well as exploring the political landscape and the Church’s involvement in social action through a series of events.
Applications opened on 1 December 2015 and will close on 22 February 2016. For more details, and to apply, see www.faithinpolitics.org.uk
Please note that the deadline for applications has been extended from that originally published.