Catholic Parliamentary and Public Affairs Internships

A year-long internship scheme that uniquely offers a foundation of Catholic faith and spiritual formation for those who believe they may have a vocation to public service in politics or public affairs.

Interns on the Bishops’ Conference ‘Faith in Politics’ scheme commit to a varied year exploring the political landscape and the Church’s involvement in social action. This occurs first and foremost in their work placements with Members of Parliament and CAFOD, the Church’s overseas aid agency.

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What is unique about the Catholic Bishops’ Conference internship is how faith
becomes an integral part of daily life, rather than an additional aspect to it.

Richard Cleary
CAFOD Internship 2015-16

At-a-Glance Requirements

  • Be a committed Catholic with integrity and a strong sense of vocation to social action.
  • Be academically strong, having achieved or expected to achieve at least a good 2:1.
  • Have UK Residency or indefinite leave to remain in the UK.
  • Do you meet these requirements then why not Apply?

Applications are now closed. Applications will open again in early 2023.

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A year working at the heart of public service and spiritual formation Learn more

Work with a member of parliament across a variety of parliamentary issues. Learn more

Work within the team responsible for CAFOD’s parliamentary engagement. Learn more

There are four key pillars central to the 'Faith in Politics' experience: faith, learning, pilgrimage and community. Learn more

We are here to answer any questions you might have about the internship scheme. Learn more