BaptistCare HopeStreet's Urban Internship is a year-long program run from March to December, designed for Christians wanting to explore ministry or vocation in an urban setting.

The Internship gives you hands on experience, exposure to leading practitioners, missional leaders and thinkers, weekly teaching and significantly shapes aspects of the lives of those who participate in this opportunity for personal growth and formation. 

The HopeStreet Internship is run in partnership with Neighbourhood Matters, an organisation forming reflective practitioners for service in the ecology of the urban neighbourhood.

Internship Details

  • 6-8 hours per week volunteering in an area of focus
  • Weekly Input Class (with two end of year reflection assignments)
  • Monthly dinner with key staff and guests
  • Four books (set weekly readings)
  • Staff mentoring and coaching

Cost: $2,500 

The HopeStreet Urban Internship is COVIDSafe, and will operate in accordance with government advice and regulations.

“The internship is an amazing opportunity. It is a year of spiritual and practical growth, learning and witnessing how the gospel is outworked in community. To experience and be part of the process is incredible and life changing.” - Ellie Croft

Leadership Team

Rev. Dr Karina Kreminski loves forming people for leadership and is a sought after speaker at churches and conferences on neighbourhood, community mission and activism. She has a doctorate in missional formation and currently teaches at Morling College in Sydney. Karina is the author of a book called Urban Spirituality: Embodying God’s Mission in the Neighbourhood.

Dr Armen Gakavian has mentored young leaders and men from disadvantaged backgrounds in Australia and Armenia. His PhD was in cultural identity and longing for place. He has researched and lectured in social change, social inclusion, genocide studies and leadership. He is currently Coordinating Editor and Associate Director of Ethos: EA Centre for Christianity and Society.

Glen Spencer is the Manager of HopeStreet Inner City. He is an educator and minister, and has been in pastoral ministry in Baptist churches for almost 20 years. Glen is an innovative, creative and strategic thinker committed to listening deeply to the Spirit, practicing justice and compassion and seeking to partner with God in his renewing and restoring work in the small patch of the world where he is placed.

Jess Davidson is the Manager of Women’s Services and has worked in the community sector for over 16 years. In addition to previous experience in crisis management, residential programs and youth work, Jess has also facilitated multiple family group programs, spoken at national and state conferences, and contributed and spoken at NSW Parliamentary hearings. She’s an active member at her church.

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Application Process

The 2021 HopeStreet Urban Internship commences on Monday 1 March 2021 and concludes on Friday 17 December 2021.

1. Request an application pack via the link below.

2. Submit your application, including any supporting documents, by Monday 16 November 2020.

3. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview.

4. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application in writing by Friday 4 December.

To find out more information about the Internship, please contact Glen Spencer, BaptistCare HopeStreet Inner City Manager by email or phone: (02) 9358 2388 | 0490 301 479