Applications are open to anyone age 18 to 30 from any country. Good health and reasonable physical fitness are necessary as the internships are physically demanding. Proficiency in both reading and speaking English is required.
Our semesters start in January and August each year. They run for approximately 17 to 18 weeks (roughly 4 1/2 months).
Semester 1 starts early morning Saturday January 7th through to graduation on May ?th. Interns can depart Oliver Tambo international airport in Johannesburg anytime from May ?st in the afternoon.
Semester 2 starts early morning sunday August ?th through to graduation on December ?th. Interns can depart Oliver Tambo international airport in Johannesburg anytime from December ?th in the afternoon.
Both semesters are very similar and so are designed to be done only once.
We typically only take 6 to 8 interns each semester. As a team here at Moolmanshoek LDC, we carefully pray about each applicant before making a placement offer. Our intention is to keep the number of interns small so that we can mentor and disciple more thoroughly and engage in the life of the intern on a deeper level. Our aim is to get to know YOU and journey alongside you for this time. It is one of our greatest honours and joys to be part of each intern’s life and watch the Lord work through them.
All interns live on site in comfortable staff housing, typically with two or more interns sharing each room. Separate accommodation is provided for male and female interns. We may have some limited facilities available for young married couples.
Living at Moolmanshoek LDC is like living in a national park, surrounded by thousands of hectares of private game reserve with an abundance of native animals and birds all around.
There are over 40kms of hiking trails on our property.
We have one swimming dam, an absail site with a daunting ladder, a high ropes course with a foofie slide (zip line), volleyball, and are currently making plans to open a cosy coffee shop with a great selection of books to read.
Food is a signature item at Moolmanshoek LDC. Every time we cook for camps, we take careful consideration to make sure that each meal is prepared fresh from scratch with generous portions and plenty of healthy options. We supplement many of our meals with home grown fresh herbs and cultivate some of our own vegetables.
When camps are here at Moolmanshoek LDC, the Interns eat with the campers and staff after helping prepare the meal. We usually have our camp meals outside in our big outdoor lapa, weather permitting. Eating with campers offers the interns the opportunity to get to know the campers on a more intimate level, and to share what God has been speaking to the interns. We highly encourage interns to take advantage of this opportunity to pour into the lives of those around them and impact the campers.
When no camps are in, breakfast and lunch are typically self-serve. Dinner is cooked by our chef for interns and staff with the interns helping as needed.
We eat dinner together every night around a big communal meal table with interns, staff and any guests that may be visiting.
We raise funds through our camping ministry and the interns hard work throughout the year to subsidise the intern cost. Our strategic intent is to keep fees as affordable as possible without sacrificing the high quality and impact the program continues to have.
Prices are in South African Rand and include all meals, accommodation, transport including transfers from and to Oliver Tambo International airport, utilities, tuition and course materials.
International interns: please see “international interns” tab for additional costs.
The internship fees above are assuming payment in full prior to the start of your semester.
There is an option to pay as you go (subject to approval of a mutually agreed payment plan) for an extra 12% (ex: R32 460 instead of R28 980). Payment plans are typically the total amount due divided into equal monthly payments throughout the semester.
Some limited sponsorship funds may be available to assist those families with severe financial difficulties, after fundraising is done through their local church and family members.
Applicants who believe they really need to be here as an Intern may apply as a step of faith, regardless of their financial situation or the affordability of fees. In that case, please indicate on the application form that you are yet to raise funds and may not be able to immediately accept a position if one is offered.
No two semesters are identical, just as no two interns are the same. Our aim is to create a framework for the Intern program that allows for the interns to grow spiritually, utilize their strengths, and further improve their weaknesses. We ask that interns remain open and flexible to what each day holds, and remain eager to grow. We believe the Lord with tailor each semester specifically for each intern in attendance.