In the last few years interns have helped organise the International Medical Student Conference (IMSC, see here for the application page for the 2013 IMSC). The 2013 conference saw nearly 30 medical students and junior doctors from over 20 countries come to London to be encouraged and equipped to live and speak for Jesus in medicine, and to lead their student groups in their own countries.
Previous interns doing this include Will Taylor and Liz McClenaghan who were studying for an intercalated degree in London, and able to give a couple of days a week for most of the year to help plan and organise the conference. Hannah Johns did the role while doing locum work following her F2 year. But it's not essential for the IMSC intern to be a medic or CMF member - for 2013, Tom Roberts was a history graduate! For 2014's IMSC, Emma Pedlar, another medic will be working with us while intercalating. For 2015 onwards, we would welcome applications from anyone committed to supporting this crucial work to help Christ's kingdom grow across Europe and Asia!
We hope that working here would not just be helpful to CMF and the IMSC students (it is, hugely!) but also give you experience and training in different sorts of ministry. We'd love to encourage and support you to get experience in writing, ethics, speaking, evangelism, administration and so on, as well as enjoying being part of the team.
The work is voluntary, but we do provide travel expenses to and from the office, and cover the costs of training events (like 'Confident Christianity') and conference, as well as an overseas Summer Team and CMF's own Summer School.
So please do prayerfully consider whether this could be for you! And please get in touch. It'd be great to chat further! Email or ring 020 7234 9681 and ask to speak to Giles or Laurence.
We've also had students spending a year with us as an intern in other roles; Lizzie Groom worked with the publications department, and Von Madanire worked as the student editor of 'Nucleus'.
Some of you may not be able to intercalate in London; get in touch anyway, as we may be able to help you do something locally. In the last couple of years a student (Soo Young Lee) was able to work on our electives database while based at home, and a junior doctor (Kerry Lim) worked to support her local medical student group.
Some of you may not be able to work with us for quite as long - maybe only a month, or even a week. There are plenty of opportunities to help out for this sort of time period, either here in the office or based at home.
Please think and pray about whether this is something you could do. Do ring or email for more information. If you would like to spend time doing some voluntary work for CMF (whether in the office or elsewhere), please fill in the application form (this includes space for you to say what you would like to spend your time doing, when and where, and we would also like contact details for a referee).
Email it to Giles, and we will get back to as soon as possible to let you know whether this is possible!