The Religion and Philosophy Division is pleased to announce the availability of funding for ministry-related internships for Seaver College students exploring a calling in ministry. Priority will be given to religion majors, minors and graduate students. However, all interested Seaver College students are encouraged to apply. Each awardee will receive a stipend of UP TO $2,000.
Internships must be arranged with a local church, or para-church organization with a ministry focus. Internships must be supervised by full-time ministers and/or ministry professionals. Examples of approved church internships include preaching, youth ministry, children's ministry, worship leading, counseling/pastoral care. Examples of para-church ministry internships include ministries to urban homeless youth, providing companionship for people with severe disabilities, or legal services supporting Christian non-profits.
The goal of the ministry internship grant program is for students to gain ministry experience through experiential learning under the direct supervision and support of a ministry mentor. It is our desire that this funding creates opportunities for vocational discernment as students test their gifts and calling in service, reflection, and pastoral supervision.