Leaders Internship

This course is running at later dates as well. View details to find out more.

Become the leader you were created to be.


Do you know that God has called you to serve and lead others, but aren’t sure where to start?

Join us for your Leaders Internship in breathtaking Tauranga, New Zealand.

This course is designed to raise up leaders in their character, skill sets, and vision to prepare them to serve in the various areas of ministry at YWAM Furnace NZ and wherever the Lord leads. There are two parts to the Leaders Internship: the training phase and the application phase.

The three-month Training Phase will be a time of growing in healthy foundations for leadership.

You will be trained in the culture and values of YWAM and YFNZ, encouraged to develop a personal vision, receive key leadership teachings, and discover how to lead out of your strengths. Practically, you will be coached through topics such as self-leadership, raising personal support for long-term ministry, team building and conflict resolution, communication, project planning, and leading others in prayer, sharing the gospel, discipleship, and practical service in our community and in the nations.

During the Training Phase, we will discuss and evaluate together the next best step for you. You are invited to apply to continue serving and leading in our community for the nine-month Application Phase.

The nine-month Application Phase is a time to practically apply all that you have learned during the Training Phase.


During the Application Phase, you will have the opportunity to serve in the various ministries of YFNZ, lead students that come for a Discipleship Training School (including outreach), take on new responsibilities and projects in the community, and continue to be poured into by our Leaders Internship team.

Haven’t done your DTS yet? The Leaders Internship is a Secondary School with YWAM Furnace NZ, which means that a Discipleship Training School is a prerequisite. Discover your call to leadership during your DTS and then join us for the Leaders Internship!

This course is also known as the School of Ministry Development.


Course Fee

3500 NZD

Training Phase housing, food, educational, and activity costs (3 Months)

It does not include: Visas or personal expenses such as toiletries, snacks and postage, etc.; Airfare and bus/shuttle needed to get you from Auckland to Tauranga (we DO provide Tauranga Airport and bus stop pick-ups)