Community Intern Reflection

Session: Spring
Type: Field Education, Synchronous
Units: 2
Academic Year: 2019 - 2020
Approval Required: No

This course is a peer group seminar for interns in community field sites. It offers spiritual reflection, linking the experience in the internship to the student’s broad educational and vocational goals (praxis). The class is designed for students to assess their personal progress, gather support from peers and the instructor, integrate their internship experience into their degree program, and deepen spiritual practices to sustain religious leadership in community ministry. Students gather multi-religious sources of wisdom, which serve as touchstones for group spiritual reflection. The course includes a frequent required weekly live web-based video seminars as well as online discussion postings that orient the live sessions. Students must have consistent internet access to relevant technology. Evaluation is based on participation, depth of engagement with peers and resources, as well as written self-evaluations. Required for MDiv/MASC students enrolled in credit for community internship during the same semester. Fulfills thresholds based on personal learning goals. Low residency with synchronous online Zoom meetings every other week. Simultaneous enrollment in community internship credits for the semester required. Full and complete approval of the internship agreement by the Director of Contextual Education, site supervisor and faculty advisor. Student must submit description of approved internship and copy of agreement to FE-4223 instructor prior to first session.

[25 max enrollment; Auditors excluded]