Anglican Church of Canada

Address of Organization:
80 Hayden Street, Toronto, ON M4Y 3G2.

Website: Website

Contact Person: Clementina Thomas

Phone: 416-924-9199, Ext. 361

Email: Email

Work of organization: As a partner in the worldwide Anglican Communion and in the universal Church, we proclaim and celebrate the gospel of Jesus Christ in worship and action. We value our heritage of biblical faith, reason, liturgy, tradition, bishops and synods, and the rich variety of our life in community. We acknowledge that God is calling us to greater diversity of membership, wider participation in ministry and leadership, better stewardship in God's creation and a stronger resolve in challenging attitudes and structures that cause injustice. Guided by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves to respond to this call in love and service and so more fully live in the life of Christ.

Kinds of internships: Theological students preparing for ordained ministry or professional lay leadership in the Anglican Church of Canada to be pastoral assistants to our international partners. The internship allows the theological students to increase their awareness of global concerns; further their commitment to the Anglican Church's mission and ministry; and allows them to gain some cross-cultural experience.

Desirable skills: Theological students recommended by their bishops and colleges, who have at least two years of theological training in an Anglican college, and seeking ordained ministry or professional lay leadership within the Anglican Church of Canada.

Number of internships: 3 to 5 annually.

Location of internships: Africa, Asia, Latin America/Caribbean.

Duration of internships: 3 months usually in the summer.

Costs: Personal effects, passport, boosters for childhood vaccinations. The Anglican Church of Canada pays for travel to placement and to Orientation and Debriefing Programs; visa fees and vaccinations required for location of placement recommended by a travel clinic.

Accommodation: Accommodation is provided by international partners. The Anglican Church of Canada provides a modest living allowance to cover food and travel within the country of placement.

Insurance: Yes. The Anglican Church of Canada provides travel medical insurance. The Anglican Church of Canada does not provide insurance for baggage or personal property.

Medical coverage: The Anglican Church of Canada does not have a medical insurance plan for short term placements. Travel medical insurance is purchased by the Anglican Church of Canada through the travel agent for the duration of the internship.

Training: Yes. In early January, the intern attends an 11-day Orientation Program administered by the Canadian Churches Forum for Global Ministries, located in Toronto.

Evaluation: The intern is required to submit a final report of the experience. The intern is also required to attend a weekend (3 day) Debriefing Program, usually in September or October, administered by the Canadian Churches Forum for Global Ministries.

Volunteering: No

Faith statement: No

Application form: Here.

Deadline: October 31.

Application to: Clementina Thomas.

Contract: Interns are required to agree and adhere to the Sexual Misconduct Policy applicable to national staff and volunteers of the Anglican Church of Canada. Interns are not required to sign a written employment contract with the Anglican Church of Canada.