Seminary and College Internships and Apprenticeships

Need an intern or apprentice? One of the most rewarding experiences for a student experiencing a call to ministry is the practical experience of serving in a local church augmented by a careful program of study. Internships and apprenticeships offer students the practical ministry experiences to greatly assist their training with development for professional ministry. Internships and apprenticeships offer college students significant opportunities for vocational discernment. Internships and apprenticeships not only help students, they bring vitality, new ideas, and vitality to congregations. Pastors and congregations and pastors receiving students become teaching congregations who impart wisdom and knowledge for young people pursuing their callings to serve the church. We have listed here a few internship and apprenticeship opportunities. We encourage you to contact your District Superintendent if you are interested in sponsoring an internship or apprenticeship in the near future.

Seminary Internship Programs 

Perkins School of Theology
Perkins Internship Program
Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Supervised Practice of Ministry

Candler School of Theology
Teaching Parish Program

Duke Divinity School
Duke Field Education

College Internships and Apprenticeship Programs

Project Transformation

Project Transformation helps churches to better serve needs of children and families in their communities through service and leadership development of college interns. Click here for more information about how to apply for an internship. 

Apprenticeships in Ministry (AIM)  

The Rio Texas Conference Apprenticeships in Ministry (AIM) program is an initiative of the Mission Vitality Center to develop experienced and skilled young adult Christian leaders for the unique ministry challenges facing in the church today. AIM will create a ministry learning environment where young adults responding to or discerning a call to ministry have the opportunity to understudy seasoned and experienced pastoral and church leaders and develop practical skills for the practice of ministry. During the summer of 2017, the AIM Pilot program was launched in the Rio Texas Conference with four churches and has been a proven success with apprentice students, mentor pastors, and congregations engaging in ways that have vitalized congregations and offered rich experiences for students.

The program will be expanding for 2017 and there are limited scholarships available based upon a first come first serve basis . If you are interested, we encourage you to start early, read the AIM Program Guide and begin the AIM Application Package process by clicking on the links provided here:   AIM Program_Guide       AIM_Application_Package.