The Office of the Chaplaincy provides funding up to $4,000 for select students to complete summer internships as a means of helping students integrate their faith commitments with their professional aspirations. These internships are intended to deepen students' faith in a tangible way and to provide opportunities to work in a field of service that they are considering as a vocation.
The internships may be in a domestic faith-based or non-profit organization or within a church, parish, or other religious institution. The selected agency must provide an internship supervisor who will meet weekly with the student for mentoring and reflection. Students will be required to meet regularly, in person or via skype, with a Chaplaincy staff member for the duration of the summer internship.
Chaplaincy staff are available to help students discern potential internship locations. Students who would like to explore the possibility of a Chaplaincy-funded summer internship may contact the Chaplaincy staff to schedule a meeting.
2013 Summer Interns
William Buckley, ’14
Internship: St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre, N.Y.
Meredith Hawkins, ’14
Major: interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in global health
Internship: Child Abuse Response & Evaluation (C.A.R.E.) Center in Oklahoma City, Okla.
Shaleeta Hicks, ’14*
Major: interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in health instruction and social justice
Minor: women, gender, and sexuality studies
Internship: Richmond City Health District
*dual appointment between the Office of the Chaplaincy and the Center for Civic Engagement
Perry Lowder, ’14
Major: business administration with a concentration in marketing
Minor: Latin American and Iberian Studies
Intern: College of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Illinois-Chicago
Major: Latin American and Iberian Studies
Minor: teacher education
Internship: Church Hill Activities & Tutoring (CHAT) in Richmond, Va.
Alex Witt, ’14
Major: religious studies
Internship: Paradise Lutheran Church in Thomasville, Pa.
Ellen Wright, ’14
Major: interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in expressive psychology
Internship: BiNA Farm (Believe. imagine. Nurture. Achieve) in Norfolk, Ma.