Starr King School Internship Sites

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.

Click to see our latest photo gallery, "Winter 2008 Intern Gathering", portraits of the 2007/2008 interns with their intern supervisors (requires Flash).

For information about clinical pastoral education (CPE), contact The Pacific Region for the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE).


Starr King student interns:

First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco
San Francisco, California
Joel Gilbertson-White

Mt. Diablo UU Church
Walnut Creek, California
Andy Karlson

Unitarian Universalist Society of Sacramento
Sacramento, California
Carole Czujko

First Unitarian Church of Oakland
Oakland, California
Catherine Ishida

Community Church Unitairan Universalist
New Orleans, Louisiana
Charlie Dietrich

First Unitarian Universalist Church of New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana
Charlie Dietrich

North Shore Unitarian Universalist Church
New Orleans, Louisiana
Charlie Dietrich

Boulder Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Lafayette, Colorado
Dara Kaufman-LeDonne

Unitarian Universalist Church of Rockville
Rockville, Maryland
Elizabeth Marsh

First Unitarian Church of Portland
Portland, Oregon
Leisa Huyck

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Stanislaus County
Modesto, California
Paula Braxton

First Unitarian of Des Moines
Des Moines, Iowa
Ricky Klein

West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church
Rocky River, Ohio
Sunshine Wolfe

Metropolitan Community Church Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Todd Kaufman


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