The Lachlan Macquarie Internship is a unique program designed to cultivate a greater appreciation and understanding of the Christian worldview and how it intersects with policy and culture. The course is offered selectively to post tertiary Christians who are considering how their lives might be of service to the world around them. Interns come from a variety of backgrounds but with a similar passion to influence society with beauty, truth and justice.
Successful applicants receive scholarships, which provide them with accommodation, food and the highest quality of academic tutelage. The course is set in country NSW (near Canberra) for a 14-week period so that interns can devote themselves to study, building relationships and living in community without the distractions of everyday life.
The internship covers a historical account of theology, philosophy and politics before engaging with law, media, journalism and Australian culture. Entertaining dignitaries is an ongoing part of the course that allows opportunities for mentorship and networking amongst influential Australians. The course also includes a mystery week, interning in Parliament house, debating and several practical workshops with leaders in their respective fields.
Throughout the program there are plenty of opportunities to rest and relax or play sport together and go on bushwalking adventures so that interns can stay focused and refreshed.