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
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.
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 or organization has an internship opportunity, or if you are a student seeking an internship position, please contact Rev. Kuhwald at email@example.com. Students enrolled in the M.A.S.C. program seeking an internship should contact Dr. Gabriella Lettini at firstname.lastname@example.org.
M.Div. student interns:
North Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Lewis Center, Ohio
All Souls Unitarian Church
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin
San Rafael, CA
First Parish Church, Unitarian Universalist
First Congregational of Kingston, New Hampshire
First Unitarian Church of Portland
Mount Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church
Walnut Creek, CA
Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Santa Rosa
Santa Rosa, CA
All Souls Church Unitarian
First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego
San Diego, CA
M.Div. Internships 2011-2012
M.Div. Internships 2010-2011
MASC student interns:
Isaak Brown: Youth Worker/Educator, Tri-Valley Tri-Cities Midrasha, http://www.bethtorah-fremont.org/midrasha/
Cas Casados, Shakti Rising, http://shaktirising.org/
Shannon Frediani, planning national conference on trauma recovery and prison issues
Devon McCormick, Antiracist Alliance: www.antiracistalliance.com
Olivia Wallace, educator, St. Patrick School, Rodeo, CA: http://www.stpatrickschoolrodeo.org
Whitney Vosburgh, Second Act: http://www.meetup.com/secondact
MASC Internships 2011-2012
Unitarian Universalist communities