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The best thing about the CAP Internship is being able to get a behind-the-scenes look at one of the fastest growing charities in the UK. 

Edd Parker, Head of Research, Development & Innovation, CAP (CAP Internship 2010) 
Will you join us for a year and see transformed lives, thriving churches and an end to UK poverty? 

The CAP Internship is a one-year paid internship. You’ll get unique access to learn from a charity that’s helping thousands of people escape poverty in the UK every year.

Not only will you gain professional experience in the non-profit sector, but you’ll also get top quality development opportunities to learn from CAP’s award-winning leadership team, including CAP’s UK Chief Executive, Paula Stringer.

You will be placed in a team within our Debt Operations, Fundraising & Communications, Church Network, Learning and Engagement or Technology & Transformation departments, where you will be a key part of the team and will make a real contribution to CAP’s work.

Our internship year runs September-August. Applications for our September 2022 intake are now closed. We will reopen applications for September 2023 in January 2023.

Please note: Internship placements are limited, so please express your interest as early as possible to give yourself the best chance of obtaining a place.

The CAP Internship will be important and influential to you, as much as you will allow it… Spiritually you are bound to grow in faith and understanding of your role when it comes to serving as a man, or woman, of God. 

Ben Frankish, Service Selection Lead, CAP (CAP Internship 2019) 


We’re on the lookout for 16 individuals to join our programme in September 2022.

Yes. Our recruitment days for 2022 have passed, but we’d still love you to apply if you’re interested.

You’ll join around 400 passionate Christians who share your heart for the poor at CAP’s head office in Bradford. You’ll spend your time working as a key member of a specific department within the charity. You will get to take advantage of seminars, coaching and input from the leadership team on development days, with others on the Internship.

Wednesday 8 March and Wednesday 3 May 2023.

We’re currently holding assessment days online, using Google Meet (you don’t need a Gmail account to access this). The day will involve an interview and getting to know more about CAP.

Monday 4 September 2023 — Friday 2 August 2024. 

On the programme you’ll be employed by CAP and paid a basic salary for the hours that you work in your department each week. The training CAP will provide is within your working day, and you’ll receive free top quality teaching and investment from a range of leaders within CAP, including input from the CEO of the charity, and other members of the Core team.

The normal hours you’ll be expected to work are Monday to Friday, 8:45am to 5pm. Development days are timetabled in throughout the year. There are lots of other optional things you can choose to get involved with as well, such as volunteering at CAP training days and supporter events. You’ll have a mixture of compulsory bank holidays and flexible holidays throughout your time with us.

Our spiritual rhythm at CAP varies but each day there are allocated times in which we take part in some of the following: corporate worship and prayer, team prayers, reflection, and praying for our clients.

Our In it together’ programme encourages all our staff to be involved in fundraising for the charity. As interns we suggest setting a target of around £3,000 but we will work with you to help you make a plan for your fundraising, breaking it down into manageable chunks that you’ll be confident you can achieve. From our experience in fundraising and supporting others in their fundraising, we’re well placed to offer ideas, advice and encouragement. Raising the funds is not mandatory but is very much encouraged, and your place does not depend on you meeting your target.

No. Many like to make the most of sharing accommodation with others on the programme, and we will put you in touch, with your consent, with those taking part in the Internship. We will also help provide information about suitable accommodation within the local area.

The CAP Internship programme is often a springboard that empowers people to go on and succeed in many different spheres. Many have gone on to work for a range of other charities and churches whilst others have started careers in fields such as engineering, law, IT and accountancy. Some have even gone on to gain jobs at CAP, staying with our team for the longer term.

I’ve always enjoyed leading and grew up with a passion for fighting injustice, so when I heard about the CAP internship I immediately applied. This programme helped me to identify and develop my strengths, challenged me to grow and learn new leadership skills. It’s amazing to see how much CAP invests in those who do the internship and I’ve been able to excel in my career as a result. 

Kiri Saunders, Project Manager, CAP (CAP Internship 2017) 

Upcoming interview days

8 March and 3 May 2023.

Will you join us for a year and see transformed live, thriving churches and an end to UK poverty?

Download an application form now