Internship and Summer Fellowship for Public Witness, Office of Presbyterian Witness, Washington DC
Description: This ministry is structured to provide opportunities for young adults to experience a broad range of experiential, professional, and vocational learning in the ecumenical and interfaith political advocacy community in Washington, DC. This is an excellent training ground for students to learn more about social justice work as well as explore strategies for activism and advocacy in the twenty-first century. This experiential opportunity allows your students to gain heighten exposure and knowledge concerning opportunities as they discover a wide variety of ministry options. A major focus is to empower Presbyterians to exercise their rights and responsibilities as Christian citizens to speak truth to power.
Interested students should contact internship coordinator Nora Leece: email@example.com
Congregational Internship, Old Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church, Laurinburg, NC
Description: Old Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church (founded 1797) in Laurinburg, N.C. is seeking the services of a seminarian for a TEN week mentored internship. OLHPC is a congregation of some 120 members—vibrant, embracing, seeking and somewhat eclectic—offering both a traditional and non-traditional process of ministry. Rather than “play church,” the membership works to “be” church.
The internship will cover part of a period when the Pastor is on sabbatical and so will be guided by three retired pastors whose ministerial experiences with students and associates is substantial. The intern will be expected to assume a full spectrum of pastoral roles–regularly leading worship, preaching occasionally (not fewer than 3 times), visitation, education and youth involvement, as well as immersion in the greater community. Study and reflection on experience will be guided. Housing is provided as is a generous stipend of $5000.
Check out Old Laurel Hill’s Facebook page for more!
Serious inquiries and application should be directed to the Pastor, The Rev. Decherd Guess at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Internship in Mission and Outreach OR Christian Discipleship, Covenant Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, NC
Timeframe: Summer 2017
Description: Covenant Presbyterian Church seeks summer interns who wish to learn about and engage in the ministry of Christian discipleship in the context of a large, urban Presbyterian congregation.
The summer interns for Mission and Outreach and Christian Discipleship will enjoy a broad range of experiences in ministry, and should be committed to growing in a life of Christian faith and interested in exploring how to help children, youth, and adults grow in their journeys of faith.
Interested students should send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com by February 28
Congregational Internship, Peace Presbyterian Church, Lakewood Ranch, FL
Description: Still a relatively new church (chartered in 2009), Peace is growing steadily, building a first sanctuary in 2017, developing a strong congregation of retirees and young families, and seeking more pastoral leadership to support the head of staff who has been with the congregation from the beginning — 11 years. Our worship service is lively and liturgical, with weekly communion and a spectrum of music from Glory to God. This position would allow opportunity to preach, offer pastoral care, teach, engage mission and social justice, see a building program at work, build relationships with youth, and offer guidance to us in our social media outreach. Our great need is the vibrant Christian witness and perspective of a younger person in ministry.
Interested students should contact Rev. Elizabeth Deibert: firstname.lastname@example.org
Congregational Internship, Faith Presbyterian Church, Rincon, GA
Description: Faith Presbyterian is looking for an intern with theater experience who can help us live our DREAM with a two week theater camp from July 10-21. The congregation has won a $10,000 denominational DREAM grant to support this ministry opportunity. The intern and solo pastor, Rev. Mary Beene, will prepare for and direct the camp. Throughout the summer, the intern will also have the opportunity to practice small church ministry. There will be opportunities for preaching, pastoral care, program development, worship planning, Christian education, evangelism and anything in particular that the intern would like to emphasize. Rev. Beene also has a spiritual direction practice, so an intern could work on his or her own spiritual practices and development and/or think about bi-vocational ministry scenarios with a tri-vocational pastor.
Start and end dates are flexible, but it is important to have time to plan the camp early in the summer and to have a chance for evaluation and follow up after July 21st. Housing can be arranged if needed for a student and/or a family.
Learn more: www.faithpcusa.com
Interested students should contact Rev. Mary Beene, email@example.com
Congregational Internship, Bremen First Presbyterian Church
Timeframe: Summer and Concurrent semester formats available
Description: A pastoral internship at BFPC involves every aspect of church life: worship (planning services, producing the bulletin, leading worship, offering children’s sermons, preaching); education (helping plan and lead adult and/or youth church school, as well as offering mid-week learning opportunities); fellowship (monthly covered dish meals and seasonal “fun” events); pastoral care; mission and outreach, both local and global; participation in session meetings; evangelism; website maintenance; and upkeep of building and grounds.
The internship will include weekly meetings for theological reflection with the supervising pastor, and regular meetings with a Supervised Ministry Team from the congregation.
Interested students should contact Rev. Bobbie Wrenn Banks: firstname.lastname@example.org
Congregational Internship, First Presbyterian Church Auburn
Description: Primary responsibilities of this full-time internship will include regular worship leadership and preaching, pastoral care visits in both the hospital and home setting, and attendance at regular committee, session, and staff meetings. We then hope to give the intern an opportunity to tailor the experience of this internship to his or her gifts and interests. Our church is home to a vibrant campus ministry, youth ministry, children’s programs, outreach ministries, and much more. Our congregation is also unique in that it is led by a clergy couple who serve as co-pastors and heads of staff.
Interested students should contact Rev. Kathy Reed: email@example.com
Intern with Children and Families: Decatur Presbyterian Church
Timeframe: Full Year
Description: Gain valuable experience in ministry with children and families at Decatur Presbyterian Church
Interested students should send a resume to Rev. Jamie Butcher: firstname.lastname@example.org
Congregational Internship, Faith Presbyterian Church of Blue Ridge
Timeframe: Summer 2017 preferred, but Fall, Spring, and Full-year formats are also possible
Description: Faith Presbyterian Church is the only PC(USA) Congregation located in Fannin County, GA. Chartered in 2004, we are a growing, dynamic congregation serving our neighbors in Fannin County and beyond. The Pastoral Intern can anticipate extensive hands-on leadership in all aspects of ministry including worship leadership, pastoral care, administration and community outreach. Our Summer program includes weekly worship services, Adult VBS, extensive participation in the Summer Feeding Program (Seamless Summer) and outreach to the many visitors who come to the beautiful North Georgia Mountains. Supervising pastor Jim Simpson has 30 years pastoral experience in Scotland and the USA and is himself a graduate of Columbia Theological Seminary (D.Min, 2000).
In addition to the required SM510 stipend, housing for the intern will be provided rent-free (fees for utilities and internet will be collected).
Interested students should send a resume to Rev. J. Simpson: Jim.Simpson@tds.net
Congregational Internship, First Presbyterian Church of Moultrie
Timeframe: summer internship
Description: This internship is designed to provide a broad experience in congregational ministry, with specific responsibilities to include:
Interested students should contact Rev. A. J. Mealor: email@example.com
Congregational Internship, First Presbyterian Church Peachtree City
Timeframe: internships can be arranged for Summer, Fall/Spring semesters, or full year formats.
Description: First Presbyterian is an open and affirming congregation of grace and welcome with 225 members and an average worship attendance of 175. We seek a Pastoral Intern who will work with the Pastor and Music Director to craft and lead worship each week, including at least two preaching opportunities. Interns are also responsible for helping to shape programs for the spiritual formation of our children and youth. This internship will also include the opportunity to do pastoral care and meet with the Diaconate. Finally, the intern and pastor will work together to adapt the Internship to meet areas of strengths and weaknesses and shape positive pastoral identity.
interested students should contact Rev. Morgan Hay, firstname.lastname@example.org
Montreat Conference Center Summer Internship
Time Frame: Summer 2017
Description: Ministry Team, MOUNTAIN RETREAT ASSOCIATION
PURPOSE OF THE PROGRAM: to provide a summer field education experience for students in the M.Div. and/or dual degree program and to provide for the social and spiritual nurture of the college staff of Montreat Conference Center; to participate in the leadership of worship sponsored by MCC; and to contribute to the faith development of young people in the Clubs program. Summer staff are not only involved in meaningful work during the summer but are also gaining valuable experience as part of a leader development program.
GOALS: The ministry to the Montreat summer staff will revolve around Worship, Hospitality, Relationships, Pastoral Care, Community Life, and Christian Education. See the full position description below to learn more about each of these goals.
Presbyterian College Chaplaincy Internship
Time Frame: 10 month, year-long internship
Description: Under the supervision of the Director of Religious Life & Service, the intern will engage in activities and assignments that support ministry in a liberal arts college. This is an opportunity for a current seminary student or recent seminary graduate to gain experience in College Chaplaincy, a unique blend of advising, empowering, directing and equipping students for meaningful learning experiences.
Qualifications: Bachelor degree is required a Master of Divinity is preferred.
Dates: August 1, 2017-May 31, 2018
Compensation: room and board, stipend, continuing education allowance
To apply send a cover letter, résumé and list of three references including contact information to: Presbyterian College Religious Life & Service, 403 S. Adair St., Clinton, SC 29325 or email materials to email@example.com by March 15, 2017