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Applications are now open for Student Internships at Knox for the 2021-22 academic year!

COVID19 is looking like it will have still have a significant impact on university studies this Fall and could greatly impact the upcoming year of post-secondary learning.   Inspite of this, and also exactly because of the greater uncertainty for students this year, Knox Church is making a renewed committment with our Internship program for 2021-22!  

This will be the fourth year of the KNOX STUDENT INTERNSHIP program and we're excited about the possibilities of having students come alongside us in ministry again with their talents, skills, and enthusiasm.

It's worth noting that Student Interns from the past two years rose to the challenges of helping out at Knox in extra-ordinary ways, all of tthem continuing involvement in our community of faith past their internship time-frames and some by extensions through additional summer internships.   Past and present student interns have continued and expanded their involvement through assisting with livestreaming and/or pre-recorded worship services, posting events on our website, Facebook and Instagram, teaching online Sunday School, recordings of Children's Time, Songs, and Readings for our online worship, updating our electronic email list, and upgrading our online database of photos.   Our Interns have truly helped Knox Church navigate necessary pivots throughout the pandemic! 

For the upcoming academic year, we are looking for young adult student interns (up to a maxium of 3) to help us adapt to our continued changing circumstances, including opportunities of assisting our church community find a 'new normal' as we hopefully get beyond the pandemic.    As we've experienced the last couple years, Knox Church values and needs the expertise and energy students are able to offer.   Maybe you could be one of them too! 

We are looking for students with an interest to serve in an urban church setting, explore their spiritual gifts, develop leadership skills, and grow via mentorship with our Minister and other leaders at Knox Church. 

Potential ministry experience is varied and could include opportunities in any of the following areas depending on the candidates’ gifts and interests:                                                                    

  • children’s ministry
  • social justice
  • social media and tech support 
  • adult education
  • worship
  • young adult ministry
  • administration support

Applications will be received until July 15th, after which interviews will take place. Successful applicants will be selected and informed of their internship by August 15th for a September start-up.

The Knox Student Internships will take place over two semesters, with flexibility built in for time off for Reading and Christmas breaks, as well as family functions. 

Interns will receive Bursaries totaling $1500 for the academic year ($750 at the beginning of each semester) in exchange for 3-4 hrs (average) of work per week.    

It's significant to note, especially considering the enduring effects of the pandemic, that potential applicants do not necessarily need to reside in Ottawa, though we do expect all interested persons to be enrolled at one of the major Ottawa universities (Algonquin, Carleton, St. Paul, UofO).   Our experience the last two years has shown that Interns can often fulfill many responsibilities through online activities.   For example, Interns with a focus on Children & Youth have been instrumental in assisting with our Online Sunday School, and Interns focussing on Social Media and Tech Support have clearly been able to do website, Facebook, and Instagram updates online, and even assisting with aspects of livestreaming and pre-recorded worship services.  Be assured there are ways in which we're able to find opportunities for Interns to serve!  

For more detailed information, open the Application for Internship document below.   

For further questions about the Internship at Knox program, contact the Minister at Knox, Pastor Jim Pot.  For Jim's contact information, click HERE.

To apply, complete the various components of the application and send to pastor.jim.pot@rogers.com