Internships

College Ministry Discernment Internships

Funded by the generous support of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry and the Young Clergy Initiative
  • Purpose and Description
    • Interns will have opportunities to fully participate in hands on, real life ministry so that they may more fully understand the ins and outs of life in ministry. Internships will be designed to guide interns in discerning a possible call to ministry. Specifics of the experience and learning outcomes will be tailored to the intern in consultation with the host site to allow for clearer understanding of the type of ministry the intern is exploring. Possible opportunities include: teaching, preaching, worship planning, pastoral care, youth, children, administration, music, community outreach, missions and more.
      All internships will be located within the bounds of the Western PA Conference. Specific placements will be determined through the interview process, in consultation with the intern.
  • Eligibility
    • Applicants must be at least one year post-high school.
    • Applicants are not required to be United Methodist, but must be able to articulate a possible call to ministry.
    • Must have or obtain the required background checks: including Child Abuse Clearance, Criminal Record Check and an FBI clearance.
  • Internships begin June 1, 2018 and end August 15, 2018
  • More Information and Application
  • Application due by January 31, 2018

Seminary Ministry Internships

  • Purpose and Description
    • All interns will have opportunities to preach, teach and participate in church leadership activities. Specific learning outcomes and experiences provided will be further determined by the intern and host site. Internships will be located within the bounds of the Western PA Conference. Specific placements will be determined through the interview process, in consultation with the intern.
  • Eligibility
    • Applicants must have completed at least one term of seminary.
    • Preference shall be given to students who are originally from Western PA, but may be attending a seminary outside the Conference. All seminary students not under appointment are encouraged to apply.
    • Must have or obtain all of the Conference and State required background checks.
  • Internships begin June 1, 2018 and end August 15, 2018
  • More Information and Application
  • Application due by January 31, 2018

Other Internships

  • Will be posted here as available.
  • Past opportunities have included internships focused around camping, missions, technology and youth.