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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 spiritual commitments with their professional aspirations. These internships are intended to deepen students' faith or spirituality 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 community of worship 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.

2019 Cohort

Diego, ʼ22
Jacob's Ladder Inc.
Urbana, VA

Ellie, ʼ20
Washington, DC

Fatema, ʼ20
Virginia Interfaith Power and Light
Richmond, VA

Ragan, ʼ20
Journey of Hope 4 Autism
Chesterfied, VA

Shamim, ʼ21
Nairobi, Kenya

2018 Cohort

Alexis AvilesAlexis, ʼ20
City Service Mission
Chicago, IL

Cody GrayCody, ʼ19
Youth Life Foundation of Richmond
Richmond, VA

Jonny GrossJonny, ʼ19
Deerfoot Lodge
Speculator, NY

Cory SchutterCory, ʼ19
Beth Ahabah Museum and Archives
Richmond, VA

Kate SjovoldKate, ʼ21
Shalom Farms
Richmond, VA 

2017 Cohort

Jinhoo, ʼ18
Truth Matters Ministries
Northridge, CA

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

Micah, ʼ18
Kijabe Hospital
Kijabe, Kenya

2016 Cohort

Christina, ʼ18
Lightsys Technology Services, Inc.
Colorado Springs, CO

Ellie, ʼ18
Stepping Forward Ministries
Bucharest, Romania

Aisha, ʼ17
Rockville, MD

Olivia, ʼ18
Spotswood Baptist Church
Fredericksburg, VA

Jennifer, ʼ17
Chinese Christian Church of Baltimore
Parkville, MD

Helen, ʼ18
Emmanuel Presbyterian Church
Bedford, TX

2015 Cohort

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

Jennifer, ʼ17
Internship: Jewish Family Services in Richmond, Va.

Erin, ʼ17
Internship: St. William the Abbot Roman Catholic Church in Seaford, N.Y.

Maddie, ʼ17
Internship: Camp Highroad in Middleburg, Va.

2014 Cohort

Michele, ’15
Internship: Office of Health Innovation, Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va.

Kylie, ’17
Internship: Tuloy Foundation, Inc. in Muntinlupa City, Phillippines

Caroline, ’15
Internship: Sarah Dooley Center for Autism, St. Joseph’s Villa in Richmond, Va.

Magdalena, ’16
Internship: Step Ahead in Khao Lak, Thailand

Casey, ’16
Internship: The 410 Bridge in Alpharetta, Ga.

Remington, ’16
Internship: Michigan Abolitionist Project in Utica, Mich.

2013 Cohort

William, '14
Internship: St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre, N.Y.

Meredith, '14
Internship: Child Abuse Response & Evaluation (C.A.R.E.) Center in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Shaleetta, '14
Internship: Richmond City Health District
*dual appointment between the Office of the Chaplaincy and the Center for Civic Engagement

Perry, '14
Internship: College of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Illinois-Chicago

Trey, '16
Internship: Church Hill Activities & Tutoring (CHAT) in Richmond, Va.

Alex, '14
Internship: Paradise Lutheran Church in Thomasville, Pa.

Ellen, '14
Internship: BiNA Farm Center (Believe. imagine. Nurture. Achieve) in Norfolk, Ma.


Jamie Lynn Haskins
Chaplain for Spiritual Life