Starr King School Internships – M.Div. & MASC
Each year SKSM students serve Unitarian Universalist congregations and community organizations throughout North America to learn firsthand the practical arts of ministry. The school’s internship program was started in the 1950s by then-president Josiah Bartlett, who believed in the school’s founding principle of attention to the practical realities of ministry and church life.
Since 1996, more than 100 SKSM students have participated in the school’s parish internship program, a nine-month commitment to Unitarian Universalist teaching congregations. These students frequently contribute their own special talents. They’ve created and taught classes in poetry, drama, meditation, Buddhist studies and Unitarian Universalist history. They’ve become involved with local Unitarian Universalist ministers’ chapters – their first taste of collegial relationships.
Interns bring energy and enthusiasm to host teaching congregations, sharing a fresh vision of Unitarian Universalism’s future.
In the Master of Arts in Social Change (MASC) degree program, students are asked to complete a community internship of their choosing and to prepare a final project that embodies their focus in justice and community making. Every year the SKSM community learns from its students, from the communities they work with and from their community mentors. MASC students strive to engage in community work developing deep relationships of accountability and mutuality, listening to and learning from grassroots leaders, mentors and the people they serve.
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The student intern minister placement program is supervised by Rev. Kurt Kuhwald, member of the core faculty at Starr King. If your congregation or organization has an internship opportunity, or if you are a student seeking an internship position, please contact Rev. Kuhwald at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students enrolled in the M.A.S.C. program seeking an internship should contact Dr. Gabriella Lettini at email@example.com.