Internship and Mentoring Program

The Justice & Peace Office (JPO) of the Archdiocese of Sydney is offering a once in a lifetime opportunity for passionate people wanting to practically deepen their understanding of social justice issues and Catholic Social Teachings (CST).

This 8-week program (8 hours per week) seeks to give you an opportunity to learn from the JPO team on how to channel your passion – and oftentimes anger with the structural issues affecting you – into dynamic social justice projects and movements. Under the framework of Catholic Social Teaching (CST), you will learn how to work in solidarity with each other and with the most vulnerable in our community to promote the dignity of all people and the greater common good.

During your time, you will be involved in one or more of JPO’s project areas where you may conduct research, draft reports and articles, contribute to policy brief writing, manage contacts, attend and partake in meetings and become an integral part of the JPO team. Projects include Mental Health & Addictive Behaviours, Refugees & Asylum Seekers, Aged Care, Climate Change & Environmental Sustainability, Reconciliation and Housing & Homelessness.

To submit your application to the program, please contact Cailey Sharp –

*Applications for 2023 are now closed. Next intake commences March 2024.
“My experience at the Justice and Peace Office was truly exceptional. The work environment was not only excellent but also marked by unwavering support from my mentors and supervisors, who welcomed me with their extensive knowledge. Throughout my internship, I had the privilege of contributing to the development and organization of the “Caring for Creation Guide” for parishes, an integral part of the Justice and Peace Office’s Laudato Si’ Action Tool Kit. Additionally, I played a role in orchestrating the launch event dedicated to promoting environmental stewardship and care for creation.
This experience has endowed me with a wide array of invaluable skills, encompassing networking, event planning, adeptness in public speaking, research capabilities, analytical proficiency, as well as a profound understanding of legal and policy intricacies. These skills are not only an asset in the immediate context but will undoubtedly serve me well throughout my life.
I am profoundly grateful for the opportunity to complete my internship at the JPO and wholeheartedly endorse it to others seeking a rewarding and enriching experience.”
Emma Stenz, Past JPO Intern