Building Future
Christian Boards

A chance for Interns to develop practical governance expertise

A chance for experienced Board Members to pass on their wisdom

A chance for us all to build up His Kingdom

Boardrooms need the voice of young Christians.

This is a chance to gain real-world experience, prepare for future Board positions and positively influence the strategies of Christian organisations.

The need for faithful mentors is growing.

As an experienced Board Member, you have the unique opportunity to sow into the next generation of young Christian Board Members, equipping them for the future.

At our heart is a desire to release young Christians to live out their faiths in boardrooms across Australia so that God’s people will be built up and His work fulfilled.

The Board Internship – A chance for Interns to develop practical governance expertise The Board Internship – A chance for experienced Board Members to pass on their wisdom The Board Internship – A chance for us all to build up His Kingdom

What is
it about?

The Board Internship (TBI) is a joint program from CMA – a ministry that seeks to maximise the effectiveness of Christian organisations – and Korus Connect – a Christian NFP that partners with like-minded people and organisations to transform communities. It places young Christians under 35 in the boardrooms of Christian NFPs and Churches for 12 months, during which they receive hands-on experience, one-on-one mentorship and become genuinely part of the Host Board’s operations.

Program Breakdown

“This year, I have collaborated with my fellow Interns to contribute to a Board working group; received formal training through attending a Board Development Day and numerous breakfast briefings; as well as receiving much wisdom from my assigned Mentor.

I recommend this Internship to anyone wanting to learn about organisation management and strategy from a new perspective.”

to be
an Intern

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Where do I apply?

Applications closed on 1 April for the 2021/2 program year. We will be reopening the application process for next year in early 2022. If you wish to receive an email notification when applications reopen, please fill out the ‘Get more info’ form below, and write ‘Notify me when applications reopen’ in the message.

Who can apply?

Intern applicants must be under 35, able to provide a referee from their church community and have a current resumé.

Read more about the selection process in the Intern Info Pack here.

How much does it cost?

The program is free of charge for Interns.

Participating Host Boards pay an initial $1,000 towards the cost of the program.

What do Interns receive at the end?

Interns who successfully complete the program will receive a certificate of competence, opportunities for referrals to appropriate board openings, the option of being listed on the CMA Directory and further networking opportunities.

Sponsorship Opportunities

If you would like to sponsor the cost of an Intern going through the program or otherwise make a financial contribution, please send an email at and we will contact you.

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