El Rancho interns will experience hands-on training along with academic understanding. This creates a "teach and do" culture where all of the interns are expected to take risks to stretch their faith and grow in their understanding of God. We believe that each verse of the Bible is an invitation into an experience with the Lord and interns are challenged to live the New Testament. This produces an environment where interns practice the things they are being taught while our staff mentor you through the process, and all this takes place in a setting of Christian hospitality and service.
We will challenge you to step out of your comfort zone and impact the world around you for Jesus.
"The greatest among you will be the servant of all"
Servanthood is a great foundation for effective leadership in the kingdom
Interns will be trained to be capable and effective in each of the following areas. Serving in these areas also allows us to significantly reduce the internship programme fees, keeping them well below what would be expected for any full-board course of study.
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 programme continues to have.
Internship cost is just $2950 per semester.
Prices are in New Zealand dollars and include all meals, accommodation, your place on our Great Kiwi Experience trip, transport including transfers from and to Wellington International airport, utilities, tuition and course materials.
Plus you need to budget for:
* Airfare to/from Wellington Airport (if you live elsewhere in New Zealand or overseas)
* $990 contribution to your place on the Taste of Australia Tour (includes airfares).
* money to live on for a week or more during mid-semester break (unless you have family or friends in New Zealand to stay with or you have a place on Taste of Australia). Economical options are available for those with limited finances - for example interns sometimes road trip together, stay at other Christian camps.
* some spending money for personal items, souvenirs, etc
International interns please see the section below for a few other items you should budget for...
The internship fees above are assuming payment in full prior to the start of your semester although we are open to discussing a pay as you go option.
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.
Candidates who believe they really need to be here as an Intern may apply as a faith step, 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.
International interns also need to budget $400 to $500 for:
* New Zealand visa application fees (typically $165 for the working holiday scheme visa).
* travel and emergency medical insurance (typically under $300 to cover your trip and stay in New Zealand).
The Internship Fees per semester (paid up front) are $2950 New Zealand Dollars. As a guide only, the equivalent amounts in other currencies (as of Dec 2016) are listed below:
$2051 US Dollars, $2770 Canadian Dollars, $2838 Australian Dollars, €1947 Euros, £1672 British Pounds
Since the Internship is around 21 - 23 weeks long, international applicants here for only one semester may come to New Zealand for the internship on a Working Holiday Scheme Visa if they are from Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay and Vietnam.
This visa allows interns to remain in New Zealand for up to 12 months from the date of first entry so it is possible to travel throughout New Zealand and to work as needed after the internship.
For residents of Australia, a suitable visa is readily available.
As an intern you'll also be part of the The Great Kiwi Experience tour in your semester, so you'll get to see and experience some of the best tourist spots and breathtaking scenery in this part of New Zealand. We also fly you to meet the Attunga team so you can experience a taste of Australia as well.
Total Cost Example in NZ dollars
As an example, here are the various costs totalled in NZ dollars:
* $2,950 internship fees
* $990 Taste of Australia (Airfares to and from Australia included)
* $165 New Zealand Visa (could be another $100 or so depending on specifics)
* $300 Travel and Emergency medical insurance (could be up to $200 more or less depending on your insurer and what coverage you choose)
The total amount in New Zealand dollars would be NZD $4450 plus spending money for personal items, souvenirs, etc
" Pray, pray and pray some more "In many ways it will be one of the hardest things you'll do in your life but if you give it everything, it will be that time you look back on as the most formative and significant in shaping who you are (not just what you end up doing) in the years ahead.
It's taking a step to say "God, everything for you....teach me...mould me...break me a little if you need to, but don't leave me the same as when I started"For some of you that's mostly about your past, dealing once and for all with brokenness that's a result of your decisions or someone else's that have affected you, often in ways you may not fully understand but you know something's not right.