Congregational Internship

Session: Spring
Type: Field Education
Units: 5-10
Academic Year: 2023 - 2024
Approval Required: No

This is a 10-month full-time (one year, 10 credits/semester) or part-time (two years, 5 credits/ semester) ministry experience in a teaching congregation, under the supervision of a Minister in Full Fellowship (for UU students), working with an intern committee, and a professor at the school. For non-UU students, check with your denominational body to see if there are additional requirements for the congregational internship experience. This course is for M.Div students. Evaluation is based on the Zoom conversations, mid-term and final evaluations. The Intern Ministers meet twice a month by Zoom to discuss progress on Learning Goals. Students should register for the concurrent course “EL-4302 Congregational Intern Minister Reflection” for two credits. UU students will use the UUA Internship Evaluation forms. There are opportunities for all eight Starr King Threshold Areas and all of the UU Ministerial Fellowship Competency areas to be explored. Auditors excluded.