ELC INTERNSHIPS

Elim Leadership College (ELC) has three internship programmes each of which build on learning gained in the previous years to form a logical progression from years 1 to 3.  Integration of theory and practice is of primary importance throughout.  Teaching is delivered through online lectures and three 5-day block courses in Auckland.  Interns are guided and supported in their practical ministry by their local supervisor and mentor.

Thinking about internship for 2019?

Steps to becoming an Intern

Compare what you learn in each year of internship: Internship Programme Overview

1st Year Internship 

Qualification: Certificate in Christian Ministries (Internship) (Level 4) [Ref: 2772]

1st Year Programme Overview 2019

1st Year Application Form 2019

Include these completed sections of the Police Vetting Form with your application:

Police Vetting Form Sections 2 and 3

This is a full-time, 1 year programme.  The content of this programme is divided into two main areas, theoretical (60 credits) and practical (60 credits).  Students learn by linking theory and practice in a supervised and mentored internship within their local church.

This first year of internship aims to enable learners to gain a broad knowledge and understanding of Christian leadership and ministry on a very practical level.

Hours: 34.3 hours per week, 15 hours practical ministry and 19.3 hours lectures and assessments.

Topics covered:  Leadership foundations, theology, reading and interpreting scripture, communication, leading small groups, working with volunteers and ministry in action.

Course Fees:  $5,100 domestic students; $8,000 international students. Student loans and allowances are available through Studylink.

Programme Dates:  Semester 1: 13 February to 5 July 2019; Semester 2: 22 July to 29 November 2019.

For further information click here for the 1st Year Internship course overview.

Supervisor and Mentor Handbook 2019

2nd Year Internship

Qualification: Diploma in Christian Studies (Christian Leadership)(Level 5) [Ref: 2793]

2nd Year Programme Overview 2019

2nd Year Application Form 2019

Include these completed sections of the Police Vetting Form with your application:

Police Vetting Form Sections 2 and 3

This programme builds on the foundations laid in the first year of internship (direct entry into the Diploma is at ELC’s discretion, and is not recommended).   Interns further develop their church ministry effectiveness and leadership skills as well as gaining transferable skills and personal attributes that will stand them in good stead throughout their lives.

Hours:  34.3 hours per week, 15 hours practical ministry and 19.3 hours lectures and assessments.

Topics covered:  Leadership (including critical/evaluative thinking), discipling, practical theology, communicating God's word.

Course Fees:  $4,845 domestic students;  $7,750 international students. Student loans and allowances are available through Studylink.

Programme Dates:  Semester 1: 13 February to 5 July 2019; Semester 2: 22 July to 29 November 2019.

For further information click here for the 2nd Year Internship course overview.

Supervisor and Mentor Handbook 2019

3rd Year Internship 

Qualification: Diploma in Christian Studies (Christian Leadership)(Level 6) [Ref: 2773]

3rd Year Programme Overview 2019

3rd Year Application Form 2019

Include these completed sections of the Police Vetting Form with your application:

Police Vetting Form Sections 2 and 3

This 1 year, full-time programme builds on the first two years of internship. It is designed for those in ministry and/or church leadership positions, or who are ready for a senior management or leadership position, both within the Elim movement and in other churches throughout New Zealand.

Hours: 34.3 hours per week:  15.5 hours practical ministry and 18.8 hours lectures and assessments.

Topics covered:  Project management, exemplary leadership, emotional intelligence, leading through crisis, and practical ‘how-to’s’.

Course Fees:  $4,590 domestic students; $7500 international students.  Student loans and allowance are available through Studylink.

Programme Dates:  Semester 1: 13 February to 5 July 2019; Semester 2: 22 July to 29 November 2019.

For further information click here for the 3rd Year Internship course overview.

Supervisor and Mentor Handbook 2019

Email us on info@elc.org.nz and if you need more information about internship options.

International Students

Elim Leadership College (ELC) welcomes international students who are attending a local church in New Zealand. You must have completed all aspects of the Application form which require the support of your local Pastor, a Mentor and Supervisor.  The Police Vetting forms must be completed with the requested verified 2 forms of identity.

Additionally you must have the right to study in New Zealand evidenced by a visa and purchase medical and travel insurance.

International applicants must have a satisfactory level of English communication.  Where this is in doubt, students will need to pass a Standard English test.  The minimum level required is shown in the table below:

Programme of Study IELTS (or equivalent) score
Certificate in Christian Ministry (Internship) Level 4 5.5
Diploma in Christian Studies (Christian Leadership) Level 5 5.5
Diploma in Christian Studies (Christian Leadership) Level 6 6.0

ELC is a signatory to The Pastoral Care of International Students Code of Practice and together with your local church (Pastor, Mentor, Supervisor) will support you throughout your year of study.

Study Visa Information: Years 1,2 & 3

Pastoral Care of International Students Code of Practice 2016

Information on living in New Zealand

Information on living in Auckland