Internship is an opportunity for students to learn practical ministry skills in a safe, learning environment. Under the supervision to a skilled minister, students engage in practical learning experiences that are designed to shape and prepare them for service to the Church. In class, students engage in a theological reflection process with peers to explore ministry issues. Students take two quarters of Internship (SM 401 and SM 402) in a local church or ministry.

All students must complete the online SM 401a Internship Information Session prior to registering for Internship I or Internship II. This online information session is available from each Winter quarter to help students prepare for their Internship experience.

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Internship Appendices

Appendix A: Internship Information

Appendix B: Creating the Learning Covenant

Appendix C: Internship Supervisor Information

Appendix D: Case Study and Theological Reflection Guidelines

Appendix E: Student and Supervisor Evaluation Forms 


Sample Internship Syllabus


How to Apply for Internship for 2015-2016

1. Register for SM400 Internship Information Session via the student portal. This free, non-credit online course is available during the Winter quarter and must be completed by the end of the Winter quarter.

2. Make sure you have completed either PC 301 or PC 302. This is a pre-requisite for internship.

3. Pre-register for SM 401 Internship I and SM 401 Internship II by the registration due date for Fall 2015.

4. Turn in the appropriate assignments and information by their due dates. Late appendices will not be accepted.


Handy Checklist and Calendar for Internship Preparation




Staff Contact

Roni Okubo

Associate Director of Supervised Ministry & Student Services

    • 630.620.2173