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Religion and Philosophy: Student Opportunities

The Religion and Philosophy Division also participates in and provides support to several programs within Pepperdine University. The variety of these programs allows the Religion and Philosophy Division to engage current students, faculty, and staff but also those outside of the Pepperdine community. These programs range from ministry internships to a quarterly journal publication, to international programs.  


Female Seaver student looking at the stained glass windows in Stauffer Chapel

  • Youth Ministry Summer Intern Position Opening 
    • Murray Park Church of Christ in Salt Lake City, Utah is seeking to hire a youth ministry intern for the summer of 2022 who is spiritually and emotionally mature, and has a heart for ministering in a cultural context where Christianity is not the predominant religion.  Prior experience in youth ministry is required.  An undergraduate degree (completed or in-progress) in ministry or biblical studies and a desire to minister in the American West is strongly preferred.  More information about the job posting can be found HERE
  • Climb College Ministries 
    • Climb College Ministries is a ministry of the Boulder Valley Church of Christ that is devoted to helping college students experience God because we believe that encountering Him is the something higher that we are all seeking.  Climb College is looking for graduating seniors of all majors and minors to fill positions in Boulder, CO. To learn more about this ministry, click HERE
      • Need more information? Check out their newsletter HERE.
  • Evangelism Opportunity/Full-time Outreach Minister Wanted, Waterbury Church of Christ

    • The Waterbury Church of Christ is seeking a full-time outreach minister to join their ministry team. They are a diverse, established congregation of 150+ people with a unified goal to teach and grow followers of Christ. The right individual will work with their current full-time minister and leadership to focus on evangelism and community outreach in the Greater Waterbury Connecticut area. The preferred candidate will have a formal education from a Church of Christ institution with 6+ years of full-time ministry experience. While this is not a pulpit preaching position, the right candidate should have a passion for sharing the gospel and bringing souls to Christ. For more information, click HERE.  

  • Commonweal Internship Opportunity Fall 2021

    • Interns have the opportunity to explore Commonweal's editorial, marketing, development, and digital work, depending on their interests and background. Responsibilities include:
      • Writing original content for Commonweal's website or print magazine
      • Assisting with website curation and research, including art and archival collection
      •  Preparing content for publication using an online content management system (CMS).
      • Assisting in editorial planning and production of The Commonweal Podcast.
      • Creating and planning content for social media.

Other Graduate Programs

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  • Graduate Studies in Religion Florida State University

    • FSU offers both MA and PhD degrees in Religious Studies as well as a joint MA/ PhD Program. Click HERE for more information. 

      • Topics of study include American Religion History, History & Ethnography of Religions, Religion, Ethics and Philosophy, and Religions of Western Antiquity.


Seaver students from the Philosophy Club are gathered in Malibu

Philosophy Club