internships

INTERNSHIPS

We are open to people considering taking part in an internship with our team whether you have a specialised area of interest and ability, or are happy just to help wherever there is need. 

Our internship programmes last for a minimum of 3 months and up to 10 months, and are designed to make a meaningful contribution to our service while giving excellent practical experience, professional, personal and spiritual development, networks and insight. 

The internship involves living in Portsmouth (unless the intern already lives locally and prefers to stay at home), serving at our Spirit in Sport base and with our outreach activities, as well as supporting our partner organisations in the city.

This would be a fantastic opportunity for anyone who would like to work in a committed team of people with a passion to serve the local community with local organisations and churches, get stuck in wherever the need is most, and develop spiritually, professionally, and physically.

A Typical internship week

TIME MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
AM
Team / 1-2-1 catch up
Home Ed Sports
Set Up & Coach
Group Bible Study /
Discipleship Training
Sports Leader
Qualification
study
Silver Sports
Set Up/support
Saturday Sports
Set Up/support
PM
Activities Planning
School Sports
Set Up & Coach
Table Tennis
Set Up/support
Equipment checks/transfers
External Ministry
External ministry
Rest
EVENING
Monday Night Football
ref/organise
Rest
3x3 Basketball
ref/organise
Rest
Rest/external ministry
Rest

Specification

Enthusiasm to work in a christian community organisation which seeks to support the needs of the community through a range of sports and community initiatives.

Can do attitude. We aim to provide most fulfilling experience that supports your interests and areas you wish to grow in, but we also expect an open mind and willingness to do various tasks where needed to help the team in what we do.

An interest in sport and appreciation for being physically active is desirable. An interest in serving and supporting the community, especially those harder to reach, is most important.

You don’t have to be a christian to be a part of our team, but respectful of our faith and open to embodying principles around integrity, humility, excellence, perseverance, teamwork.

Willingness to engage with different people of all backgrounds across the community, being welcoming with compassion and withholding judgement.

To listen, have patience, and where possible show empathy while putting the needs of others before your own.

Establish and respect personal and professional boundaries at all times while representing the organisation.

Reliability and punctuality in your approach to the work timetable and tasks set.

Organisation and communication skills including willingness to complete administrative duties with an attention to detail.

Flexibility, adaptability and time management in an environment which is subject to shifting and multiple priorities, and changes in direction.

Ability to positively represent the organisation to the public at all times and respect confidentiality of our organisation, the team, and the people we serve.

Commitment to volunteer for a period of time and frequency as agreed with the team.

To respect and be open to instruction of authority while also using initiative and be comfortable in bringing ideas and suggestions to the team.

Learning and Development

Development Programme

NATIONAL AND LOCAL CONFERENCES AND EVENTS

CULTURAL EXPERIENCE

ASSIST WITH OUR WEEKLY SPORTS LEAGUES ​

Enrol as a trainee Sports Camp sports coach

Help prepare spaces & equipment for community activities

Input into marketing and publicity

HELP DESIGN NEW INITIATIVES, EVENTS AND LEAGUES

CONNECT WITH AND SUPPORT OTHER LOCAL ORGANISATIONS​

Be an ambassador for our charity

PROVIDE ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT​

Attend Bible study and church

Participate in mentoring and development reviews

Help maintain our building space

Essential & desirable qualities

ESSENTIAL

Desirable

Basic Facts

Between 3-10 months from September

In and around Portsmouth. Accommodation provided in Portsmouth if required.

Our commitment to you includes the following:

  • Delivering different ministry strategies, serving and hospitality, through training and practical involvement;
  • To be equipped for local organisations and churches and to encourage and inspire local church ministry to and through sport;
  • To develop a particular skill or interest or a full range of general skill-base
  • To be directly supported and supervised but also out of your comfort zone
  • Accommodation, food and general living expenses or travel expenses if living locally and travelling in.

60% direct work with Spirit in Sport and 40% with other local charities and organisations, attending and serving at church, cultural, physical and personal activities, and rest. 

For an application form or for more details please contact Chris Cox at Spirit in Sport at chris@spiritinsport.org.uk 

Interviews are scheduled for Autumn.

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