The EdComm Internship program aims to:
- promote teaching as a Christian vocation by providing a school experience over the course of a year
- enable Anglican and other Christian schools to support and enrich the Classroom/Chaplaincy/Christian Studies/Co-Curricular programs with Interns.
The Benefits for Interns
- gain practical experience in a school setting
- have supported practice in leading a CRU/Christian group
- experience the classroom/Chaplaincy/Christian Studies/Co-Curricular programs
- interact with the content of the online learning program and be challenged to consider how to integrate faith and education across the curriculum and the whole of life in a school
- be able to use this course in their CV for future employment.
The Expectations of Interns
Interns will attend a four hour Orientation morning in early February (date to be advised) at St Andrew’s House, Kent St, Sydney. It will be held before O-week and before your school placement starts in mid to late February. The Orientation program is designed to prepare Interns to begin their time in schools in a positive way and give some understanding of the exciting possibilities and practicalities for the year ahead. (Morning tea and lunch is provided.)
Interns will participate in the online EdComm Internship Learning Program designed to maximise their learning and enrich their experience in the school placement.
A commitment of approximately 45–60 minutes per week is required during term time. The Program is divided into eight modules – two modules to be completed per term.
The program gives Interns the opportunity to participate in a supportive online learning community where they interact by posting forums and engaging in discussions. Their learning is supported by readings, video clips and podcasts, and is demonstrated through the completion of learning tasks.
Interns are expected to support each other by submitting forum posts and completed modules on time and giving thoughtful feedback to each other throughout the year.
Working with Children Check certificate
Interns need to provide a current Working with Children Check certificate to the school, prior to commencing the placement.
The Intern can complete the application online, then visit a Service NSW Centre to confirm their ID, and the certification will be emailed to the Intern https://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/child-safe-organisations/working-with-children-check
Communication with EdComm
Support from EdComm will continue throughout the year, through the online learning course and face-to-face visits, culminating in a debrief meeting and lunch towards the end of the school year.
Interns should reply to emails/text messages from EdComm staff members in a timely manner (2-3 days)*
*Exceptions – holiday breaks, ill health and other extenuating circumstances.
- Prospective Interns should provide a CV and cover letter clearly outlining why the school placement is of interest.
- Prospective Interns will also be required to take a copy of their CV to any interviews. Ensure that your CV and cover letter include an outline of your experience in working with children/teenagers.
- Prospective Interns will be interviewed by staff from the school. EdComm staff have no influence on the decision of the school.
- The placement days may be one to two days per week, usually 7.5 hours per day in term time only, commencing in mid to late February.
- Each school will vary in their expectations. The school placement Supervisor will provide a timetable, dress code, school policy documents etc.
- Any payment arrangement between Interns and schools is confidential between the two parties – EdComm have no knowledge of these arrangements. This should not be discussed between Interns as offers vary between schools.