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.

If you have any questions please call the Supervised Ministry Office! We're here to help! Phone: 630.620-2173 e-mail:


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

Student and Supervisor Evaluation Forms are available on Moodle

Sample Internship Syllabus


How to Apply for Internship for 2014-2015

1. Register for SM401a Internship Information Session via the student portal. This course is available during the Winter quarter and must be completed by the end of the Winter quarter.

2. Pre-register for SM 401 Internship I and SM 401 Internship II by the registration due date for Fall 2014.

3. 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