EPic Internship:

EPic Internship is a ministry training experience for Christians who want to take a year out to explore and develop their gifts in a range of settings.  Run by Eden’s Project a professional youthwork charity serving young people in the area surrounding Sudbury in Suffolk.  The successful applicant will be provided with accommodation, food and pocket money.  You will also have a placement in a local church, receive discipleship training and have further optional opportunities with other local ministries (e.g. football, music, children’s work, etc if any of these areas are also of interest to you).  The internship runs from September to July. 

Typical Week

  • Youth clubs – learn and practice youthwork skills at the youth clubs we run in 3 different locations.

  • Weekly prayer meeting which focuses on the youthwork ministry.

  • Weekly discipleship studies - led by Eden’s staff and local ministers.

  • Weekly personal mentoring – to support you and help you gain the most from your time.

  • Office admin - gain experience in a wide range of office based skills that are a vital part of keeping a Christian ministry running.

  • Personal study – to develop your knowledge and ministry effectiveness.

  • Church ministry – you will be placed in a local church and have ministry opportunities and wider support during your internship.

  • A typical week will be 30 hours usually spread approximately 6 hours per day over 5 days.

Optional activities

  • Music - help run our fully equipped music practice & recording room.

  • Football – help support our 2 football projects.

  • Help other local ministries (e.g. Children’s work, schools work, community café, etc)

Occasional events

  • Special events like Eden’s end of term ‘Scoffs’ youthwork outreach dinner nights and the termly Soul Café outreach nights run by Fellowship Football.

  • Retreat – a time away to get closer to God and spiritually recharge.

  • Promotion of the charity at local events e.g. Party In The Park.

  • Holiday - you will get a minimum of 1 week at Christmas, 1 week at Easter and a further 1 week during your internship.


EPic Internship usually commences in early September and will finish in late July (exact start dates can be negotiated at interview to suit your needs and we can consider shortening the length of the course if you need this to fit in with your future plans). 


The main cost of the internship is kindly being sponsored by Churches Together in Sudbury & District, this covers your accommodation, food and a weekly pocket money allowance.However, you will need to cover any other expenses you may have e.g.travel, your holiday and free time, additional external training course you might like to undertake during your internship.


To apply for the EPic Internship request a copy of our application form by emailing info@edensproject.co.uk there is no application deadline as each application is considered as soon as it arrives so it is in your best interests to apply asap. For any further information please contact: Stuart Ayling, Eden’s Project, 45 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2EU. Telephone 01787 375247.