Being an intern at Life Church is an exciting way to explore your gifting, serve in a church and grow in your faith through wholehearted Christian commitment. Through your internship year with us we hope that you will develop your biblical understanding, a passion to see God’s mission fulfilled and personal growth in your character.


At Life Church, we have passion specific internships so you can focus on area’s where you feel God is calling you and you can grow in your ministry throughout the year.

Student Internship

Our Student focused Internship, as it suggests is student focused. Edinburgh is a large student city, and with Life Church being right at the heart of that! This is a chance to develop your skills in leadership and bible study, care, management, event planning, prayer and worship. You would also be expected to have a basic admin and social media ability.

This internship would require an early involvement as Freshers Week is early in September and we love putting on events for the new and existing students. Your primary focus would be on the student ministry but would also be expected to provide general support for the vision of the church.

We will support, encourage and mentor you, and also give you the chance to put you passion into practice, with the current student activities we have and allow you to develop your creativity with new ideas.

Outreach Internship

Our Outreach focused internship would develop your skills in mission, leadership, care, and admin.  Our church mission is to reach the lost, serve the broken, and make disciple makers. This internship will be living this out to the full. You would be serving your church community, and go beyond that with our city outreach programs – linking to The Turning Outreach in Edinburgh and possibly beyond.

This internship would require good communication and admin skills, as you would be very involved with community. Part of your role would also include the management of ChurchSuite, our church software.

You will have the ability to explore your role and passion for outreach and mission within the church and we will support, encourage and mentor you in these gifts.


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent personal organisation and attention to detail
  • Discretion and sensitivity
  • Self-motivated, strong ability to work on own and with teams
  • Ability to balance and prioritise a variety of tasks in a changing environment
  • Good use of IT software including Microsoft Office, Google Apps, Skype etc. plus social media

Personal Study

We want to invest in you throughout your internship year, and part of that includes discipleship and leadership training through Training Hub. Training Hub is a 10-month training programme filled with theological teaching, leadership development, practical training and spiritual growth.


Your internship is both about investing and developing you and releasing your giftings.  Therefore, interns will work day to day under the supervision of the intern manager, and have regular contact the lead pastor. You will also undertake reviews throughout the year, training and discipleship. We would also insure you get regular mentoring for accountability.


Internships are possible for between 2 – 4 days per week, depending on the interns’ availability, plus being in church on Sunday. The Intern will have a fairly structured time table which can be reviewed during the year. You may also be required on occasion to evening and weekend hours.


Our internships are offered as part time to enable to ability for additional part time work. You may also wish to complete fundraising and ask for support from your home church. Accommodation with a church family may also be available at a less than market rate.

How much do I need to budget for?

These figures will act as a guide to help you calculate a budget.

  1. Rent: £300.00 – £600.00 per month in a single room in a shared house.
  2. Transport: Edinburgh Bus Ridacard costs £53.00 per month.
  3. Food: £150.00 per month.
  4. Extra Spending: £120.00 per month.

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Application Deadline: Friday 10th May 2019