Internship at Step
Step has an Internship Program where people can spend a whole school year working with us. Interns have usually just left school or university but it is open to people of all stages of life. The role will vary for individuals based on their interests and talents but interns will normally work in school and in the office, learning key skills that will be beneficial to various career paths. We will offer training throughout the year and the program will provide the interns space to theologically reflect.
If you are interested in finding out more about our Internship Program, please email or speak to Terrie. Details on how to do that are on our contact page. Or alternatively, you can find more information on our flyer, which you can find by following the link here.
Step has had numerous interns over the years. Here's what just a few of them have to say about their experience
church youth worker in Hemel Hempstead and volunteers with Step
Being an intern at Step was one of the best years of my life. They gave me the space to figure out who I am, not only as a person but as a woman of God. But they also pushed me to do more than I ever thought I'd be able to do. I came to Step feeling broken and lost and through their love and encouragement they helped me find my way and figure out what I should be doing.
youth Pastor at holy trinity brompton (HTB)
My internship years with Step were some of the most influential of my life and shaped my sense of self and calling in a deep and purposeful way. I was surrounded by exceptionally gifted leaders who were able to draw a better leader out of me. There was a deeply authentic sense of friendship and family in the team, which made it a really safe place to learn and grow. I felt 100% invested in and valued for who I was as a person, and not just for what I could do in the team. I am the youth worker I am today because of the skills and values I learnt at Step and I will be ever grateful to God for them and the years spent as part of the team.
primary school teacher
My year with Step showed me that God really did have a plan for my life that was much bigger and much more exciting than my own! Through my internship God grew in me the skills and qualities to inspire young people in a classroom environment. I got a real buzz out of the teaching, especially when I was encouraging teenagers to talk about issues surrounding their lives and beliefs. It also enabled me to think creatively about the best way to approach topics with pupils. Not only did I meet and work with some incredible young people, I worked in a team who was wholly supportive in my walk with Jesus and enabled me grow deeper in my faith. To top it all off, they made me laugh every day and we ate a lot of cake!
Commercial archaeological consultant
The year I spent with Step was one of transformation for me. It felt like I took my faith out of the box where it had been cherished and nurtured but rarely challenged and certainly not set on fire. It’s here I learnt to talk naturally about my faith, as an expression of love rather than a duty, and began to lose the fear of how doing so might change how people saw me. I learnt the value of infusing the day with worship and prayer, throughout the ordinariness of it all. And I loved being able to build relationships with students and with the team.
My year at step was so influential in my later life. It developed my skills in training which I still use every day, gave me some huge lessons in attitude, showed me how to utilise my creativity in a white collar environment and helped me on my path of belief and my relationship with God, which changed from a rules based relationship to an action through example.
lead guitarist in Verra Cruz
Working with step was such an amazing time in my life. Time and time again we saw God opening doors for us to share about Jesus in natural ways- always with the questions coming from the kids. As a musician I learned how to connect with a room full of people. I learned how to rely on the Holy Spirit's power to work through our weakness. We also laughed a lot, drunk coffee, and listened to Pearl Jam in the office whilst pretending to work!