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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. Students work 40 hours a week for six to 10 weeks, totaling 240 to 400 hours. In addition, students are required to attend two orientation sessions; complete readings and reflection papers; meet regularly in person or via Skype with a Chaplaincy mentor; prepare a final paper, and participate in donor acknowledgement.

Students who are considering applying to the program are encouraged to contact a Chaplaincy staff member to schedule a meeting. Chaplaincy staff are available to help students discern potential internship sites. Students interested in applying should also review the internship guidelines as well as the application requirements and the step-by-step application process in SpiderConnect.

Students who are pursuing internships that are both outside of the U.S. and outside of their home country are eligible for Weinstein Summer Grant support for travel expenses.  In order to be eligible, you must submit both a UR Summer Fellowship application to one of the five internship programs AND an application to the Weinstein Summer Grant program. Weinstein grants are awarded on a merit basis and do not fall under the Richmond Guarantee.

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

2018 Cohort

Alexis AvilesAlexis Aviles, ʼ20
Majors: Spanish; International Studies, concentration: World Diplomacy and Politics
City Service Mission
Chcago, IL

Cody GrayCody Gray, ʼ19
Major: Sociology
Youth Life Foundation of Richmond
Richmond, VA

Jonny GrossJonny Gross, ʼ19
Major: Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law (PPEL), concentration: Economics
Deerfoot Lodge
Speculator, NY

Cory SchutterCory Schutter, ʼ19
Majors: Rhetoric and Communication Studies; Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
Beth Ahabah Museum and Archives
Richmond, VA

Kate SjovoldKate Sjovold, ʼ21
Major: Environmental Studies
Minor: Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies
Shalom Farms
Richmond, VA 

2017 Cohort

Jinhoo Bong, ʼ18
Major: computer science
Truth Matters Ministries
Northridge, CA

Timothy Feyrer, ʼ18
Major: leadership studies
Garden City Community Church
Garden City, NY
*dual appointment between Office of the Chaplaincy and Jepson School of Leadership Studies

Micah Newton, ʼ18
Majors: biochemistry and French
Kijabe Hospital
Kijabe, Kenya

2016 Cohort

Christina Allen, ʼ18
Majors: mathematical economics, computer science
Lightsys Technology Services, Inc.
Colorado Springs, CO

Ellie Estupinan, ʼ18
Major: business administration
Stepping Forward Ministries
Bucharest, Romania

Aisha Farooq, ʼ17
Major: politics, philosophy, economics & law (PPEL)
Minor: healthcare studies
Rockville, MD

Olivia Haynes, ʼ18
Major: English
Spotswood Baptist Church
Fredericksburg, VA

Jennifer Kuo, ʼ17
Major: biology
Chinese Christian Church of Baltimore
Parkville, MD

Helen Richardson, ʼ18
Majors: international studies: world politics and diplomacy; geography
Emmanuel Presbyterian Church
Bedford, TX

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.