Jaar in Geneve voor jonge mensen

De Wereldraad zoekt vijf jonge mensen in de leeftijd van 18 tot 30 jaar voor het bureau in Geneve. Ze kunnen er het oecumenische handwerk van dichtbij meemaken gedurende de periode van februari 2009 tot januari 2010. Men wordt geacht goed Engels te spreken en in de gelegenheid te zijn ervaringen terug te koppelen naar de eigen kerk of een netwerk van jongeren. Geïnteresseerden moeten voor 15 september reageren.

Hieronder volgt het bericht dat de Wereldraad van Kerken (WCC / World Council of Churches) hierover heeft laten uitgaan. In het bericht staan links waar men verdere informatie kan vinden.


The World Council of Churches (WCC) will welcome five young people (aged 18-30 years) to serve as interns in its Geneva offices from February 2009 to January 2010. Interns bring valuable experiences to the WCC at the same time as they undertake several modules of ecumenical learning.

The next 12 months' internship period begins in February 2009. In Geneva, the interns will be assigned to one of the WCC working areas. They will carry out their tasks in co-operation with programme staff and under individualized supervision. During their stay in Geneva each intern is expected to plan an ecumenical project to implement in his or her home context when they return in February 2010.

The next generation of interns' areas of work will be 1. accompanying churches in situations of conflict; 2. youth and ecumenical relationships; 3. visitors programme and media relations; 4. faith, science, technology and ethics; and 5. the WCC Commission on Faith and Order.

Successful candidates are people committed to the ideals of the ecumenical movement, who will bring their energy, commitment and a fresh vision to their specific work assignment. Applicants must send, along with their application, background information about their church or Christian youth network that will help them in implementing their proposed ecumenical project.

Closing date for receiving applications for the five internships is 15 September 2008. As the ability to work in English is a necessary qualification, applications must be written in English.

More information on the WCC internship programme:

Download the application form

· as pdf (94 KB):

· or as MS Word document (802 KB):

Download the form to be filled in by the local church group supporting the application

· as pdf (82 KB):

· or as MS Word document (622 KB):


The World Council of Churches promotes Christian unity in faith, witness and service for a just and peaceful world. An ecumenical fellowship of churches founded in 1948, today the WCC brings together 349 Protestant, Orthodox, Anglican and other churches representing more than 560 million Christians in over 110 countries, and works cooperatively with the Roman Catholic Church. The WCC general secretary is Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia, from the Methodist Church in Kenya. Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland.

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