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The Salvation Army Hope Internship Program


The Salvation Army Hope Internship Program is an initiative designed for students who are passionate about social justice and making a difference in the community. The program will strive to teach students the skills needed to be innovative, strategic and influential leaders, now and in the future.

About the program

The Hope Internship Program is a year long learning and engagement opportunity for student, where they will be inspired and educated by experts in personal finance, community engagement, fundraising, marketing, business, government, and advocacy, in a supportive, safe and inclusive environment.

Participants – called Hope Interns – will participate in regular face-to-face or online workshops and will work on community engagement, fundraising and advocacy projects throughout the year, supported by a network of professionals from the Salvos and the local community.

On completing the program, Hope Interns will showcase their achievements and celebrate with their families, friends, and school community at an end-of-year celebration.

They will also receive a Certificate of Completion and be formally acknowledged for their leadership and contribution to local community, by the local community.

An Internship Program will be open for emerging student leaders who will be in Year 10 in 2023.

Program themes

  • Term One: Learning and connecting
  • Term Two: Red Shield Appeal and community fundraising
  • Term Three: Community engagement
  • Term Four: Social Justice and Advocacy in the community

Mandatory requirements for completion:

  • Attend a one day Get Activated: Hope Internship Workshop in March 2023
  • Attend and participate in monthly gatherings after school
  • Develop, execute and evaluate a new community project
  • Meet regularly (once or twice a fortnight) with your project team during the school term

At the end of the program, Hope Interns will:

  • Sharpen their leadership and influence skills
  • Become active agents of change in the community
  • Lead and facilitate their own community-based events, activities, and programs
  • Learn skills that will prepare them for future education and employment

What makes a Hope Intern?

  • You want to grow in confidence and skill as an emerging leader
  • You are motivated, inspired, and passionate about making a difference in your community
  • You want skills that will equip you for the workforce
  • You are already actively involved in your school and/or local community

Note: All applications must be submitted online by 5pm on Friday, 25 November 2022.

Want to apply?

If you would like to find out more about the Hope Internship Program, please fill in the form below.
Or download our program brochure and scan the QR code:
Download Hope Internship program brochure

If you have any questions or comments, please contact:
hopeinternshipprogram@salvationarmy.org.au

2023 Intern Application

To apply you must:

  1. Have consent from your parents or guardians
  2. Be endorsed by your school (Your year co-ordinator or by your school principal)
  3. Be available to attend an interview in November 2022
  4. Be in year 10 in 2023
  5. Able to commit to some work after school hours and some weekends

*Application Letter document please upload: write in 500 words why would you like to participate in the Hope Internship Program and what do you hope to learn and achieve during the internship

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