What is an Internship?

An “internship” is an opportunity offered by Northcross to potential pastors and other ministry workers called “interns”, to serve for a fixed, limited period of time.
Interns are usually tertiary students and most internships last for 6 months, 12 months, or a maximum of 3 years if a Bachelor of Ministries.

What do interns offer the church?

  • Ministry support
  • Diverse skills, talents and abilities
  • Pathways Interns: 15 (1st year) 18 hours (2nd year) hours per week
  • Laidlaw Interns: 8-10 hours per week
  • Carey Interns: Course depending

What do we expect from interns?

  • Interns must be involved in spiritual growth themselves (outside of academic study) i.e. attend a church service each week and be part of a small group.
  • Attend set ministry meetings and events
  • Be available for required mentoring
  • Complete a weekly timesheet
  • Serve in at least one main ministry
  • They have been baptised, or are prepared to be baptised, prior to commencing their internship.


  • Matthew McLaughlan

    I became
    an intern here at

    "because last year I had this radical encounter with Jesus while I was doing a gap year programme called Headspace. We got the opportunity to work with some youth and this is when I realised and found I had a huge passion for young people and seeing them live for Jesus. Then I found out about Pathways College and liked the idea of 15 hours study and 15 hours ministry and getting to apply what you learn. Soon after contact with Pathways I asked them about cool churches, they recommended Northcross and few other churches around. I got in contact with Han and now here I am! I’ve had an amazing year and would highly recommend it to anyone considering interning!"