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
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), visit: www.acpe.edu/StudentsFAQ.html (ACPE).
The student intern minister placement program is supervised by Rev. Kurt Kuhwald, member of the core faculty at Starr King. If your congregation 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.
Starr King student interns:
First Unitarian Church of Portland
First Unitarian Society of Denver
Starr King Unitarian Universalist Church
Unitarian Church of Dallas
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Redwood City
Redwood City, CA
Faithful Fools Street Ministry
San Francisco, CA
Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley
First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego
San Diego, CA
Community Unitarian Church at White Plains
White Plains, NY
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists
Unitarian Universalist communities