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).

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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 has an internship opportunity, or if you are a student seeking an internship position, please contact Rev. Kuhwald at Students enrolled in the M.A.S.C. program seeking an internship should contact Dr. Gabriella Lettini at


Starr King student interns:

Cathy Rion
First Unitarian Church of Portland
Portland, OR

Christy Baker
First Unitarian Society of Denver
Denver, CO

Sharon Wylie
Starr King Unitarian Universalist Church
Hayward, CA

Shams Cohen
First Unitarian Church of Dallas
Dallas, TX

Michelle Collins
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Redwood City
Redwood City, CA

Faithful Fools Street Ministry
San Francisco, CA

Darcy Baxter
Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley
Kensington, CA

Sue Magidson
First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego
San Diego, CA

Susan Donham
Community Unitarian Church at White Plains
White Plains, NY

Carrie Knowles
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists
Berkeley, CA

intern supervisors

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