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Summer Internships

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 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 with the student for mentoring and reflection. Students are 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 Summer Internship may contact a Chaplaincy staff member to schedule a meeting.

Chaplaincy Summer Internships are one of the eight programs that comprise UR Summer Fellowships.

2015 Cohort

Emma Johansson, ʼ17
Major: cognitive science
Internship: ChoiceOne Pregnancy and Sexual Health Resource Centers in Levittown, Pa. and Lawrenceville, N.J.

Jennifer Kaplan, ʼ17
Major: business administration: marketing
Minor: healthcare and society
Internship: Jewish Family Services in Richmond, Va.

Erin Vidlak, ʼ17
Major: music and business administration: arts management and innovation in entrepreneurship
Internship: St. William the Abbot Roman Catholic Church in Seaford, N.Y.

Maddie Wittich, ʼ17
Major: Political Science
Minor: Education & Society
Internship: Camp Highroad in Middleburg, Va.

2014 Cohort

Michele Martin, ’15
Major: political science
Minor: economics
Internship: Office of Health Innovation, Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va.

Kylie McCormick, ’17
Majors: dance and business administration
Internship: Tuloy Foundation, Inc. in Muntinlupa City, Phillippines

Caroline Merritt, ’15
Majors: psychology and dance
Internship: Sarah Dooley Center for Autism, St. Joseph’s Villa in Richmond, Va.

Magdalena Mysliwiec, ’16
Majors: international studies and business
Internship: Step Ahead in Khao Lak, Thailand

Casey Nolan, ’16
Majors: political science and business administration
Concentrations: Accounting and Management
Internship: The 410 Bridge in Alpharetta, Ga.

Remington Pomaranski, ’16
Majors: anthropology and international studies: world politics and diplomacy
Minor: linguistics
Internship: Michigan Abolitionist Project in Utica, Mich.

2013 Cohort

William Buckley, '14
Major: music
Minor: mathematics
Internship: St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre, N.Y.

Meredith Hawkins, '14
Major: interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in global health
Minor: psychology
Internship: Child Abuse Response & Evaluation (C.A.R.E.) Center in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Shaleetta 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
Internship: College of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Illinois-Chicago

Trey Smith, '16
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 Center (Believe. imagine. Nurture. Achieve) in Norfolk, Ma.