A twelve-week summer internship with a Christmas break, targeting potential leaders in the arts, media, politics, public service, law, academia, and education. It emphasises intellectual rigour and discernment, character formation, and involves work-experience in a range of entities that make up civil society, with options for parliamentary placements. Classes unlock centuries of Christian theological insight on the world and the role of Christians in human society. Interns sharpen their thinking by reading primary sources of formative social, cultural and political theorists in context, finding parallels in art, music, and literature. They are trained in public speaking, debating, writing for specific audiences (op-ed, speeches, précis, and briefs), and media presentation. Graduates join an active network of alumni already shaping the future direction of Australia.
Cost: $4000. Price includes accommodation, meals, excursions, programme materials, and transportation to and from Canberra airport.
The programme runs once a year with a maximum of twelve interns.
Leadership and Civil Society Residency, Summer 2018: PART I, November 25th - December 21st 2018, AND PART II, January 3rd – March 2nd 2019
Applications open: March 1st 2018 – September 30th 2018
Notification of selection: October 25th 2018
Graduation: March 2nd 2019
Summer 2018: PART I, November 25th - December 21st 2018, AND PART II, January 3rd – March 2nd 2019
Application closes at September 30th 2018