Internships

Meet Renee Hein and Edward Ruediger our 2018 Interns.

Tandara Internship
Tandara Camp is a non profit organisation and an arm of the Lutheran Church of Australia Victorian
District. It was built by the young people of the District and opened in 1969. Since then it has had many
improvements and today offers heated dormitory style accommodation with en-suits for 120 guests, large
recreation hall, lounge room and meeting room, BBQ area and large grounds in a most beautiful area of
the Grampians.

Internships
2019 will be the sixth year Tandara has offered Internships. Through the program we have seen young
people grow to a new level of spiritual maturity and then into leadership roles in the Community. Tandara
will be offering an opportunity for several young people to undertake this year of opportunity, with a
possibility for the best to be considered for any vacant roles in our Victorian camps at the conclusion.

What we do
Tandara is a camp offering fully catered accommodation for schools, family groups, Church groups and
special interest groups. It is also a conference centre. It is situated on the edge of Halls Gap in the
Grampians in a relaxing and peaceful environment where Kangaroos, emus, deer an occasional Koala,
kookaburras and a vast array of bird life and native flora intertwine to produce a unique experience.

Why become an intern?
An intern year is very different from any other you will experience. It is a year of serving others, a year to
focus on God and a year of personal discovery and growth. It is a year of learning about relationships with
others, encouragement, conflict resolution, listening and a year of change.
The main responsibility of the interns is to assist in the day to day running of the campsite. This means food
preparation and handling, cleaning and maintenance work, teaching programs to school children and
providing Christ centred hospitality to all groups during their stay. However an Intern year is much more
than this.
Interns are led through experiences based on deepening their faith and growing together as a team. The
range of topics include organising work priorities, hospitality first aid, providing customer service, , working
with people with disabilities, procedures, leading outdoor activities, risk analysis for activities, group booking
and much more.

Where does an Internship lead?
Many Interns go on to become effective leaders in their local communities, some have gone into church
work and some have become school teachers. Now we encourage the best to apply for continuing
employment in our camps, subject to vacancies at the end of the Internship.

What’s in it for you?
It is a year of opportunity, a year of growth both spiritually and personally. It’s a year to acquire a whole
range of life skills to use as a springboard into a successful and satisfying future in camping and hospitality.

What will Tandara provide?
You will be paid under the hospitality award but then accommodation, meals; education expenses will be
deducted leaving you with an allowance.
Share a furnished accommodation with all utilities paid (except phone)
Certificate 3 in Sport and Recreation.
Contribution towards Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology (10433NAT) through Australian
Lutheran College. Interns will be asked to contribute to their Cert IV study Fees at Commencement date.
($1000.00)
Team and one to one mentoring
Hospitality training
Leadership training
Training in meal preparation and food handling/diet requirements/food allergy
First aid training
Opportunity to be involved in the Halls Gap Community.

Sacrifice
An internship year at Tandara is very different to any you would experience. God refines and matures us
through the tough times. Life at Tandara involves repetitive work, living and working in a small staff
community in a country setting. You need to be willing to sacrifice your personal time and space, and to
be on call. You will miss important family events throughout your year at Tandara. You will be required to
spend the first month of your internship settling in to the Tandara community this will include weekends of team building events.  The blessing comes from being a servant, being willing to put others first, and being teachable.

What do I do now?

Application forms are available Here