Fellowships & Internships

Interested in developing a close community of faith in which to reflect on God’s presence in daily life?  Want to grow in relationship with God through knowledge and faith practices? Lutheran Campus Ministry’s Faith & Vocation Fellowships and Student Ministry Internships might be for you!  

Student Ministry Internships are service-learning positions designed to provide opportunities for students to experience leadership in a campus ministry environment, serving students in Christ’s name. Scroll through the Available Internships for 2021-2022 or click to read the Student Ministry Internship Program Description.

Mentor: Rev. Emily Tveite, Campus Pastor

Description: LCM Ambassadors are student interns who are responsible for welcoming new students to UW-Madison, connecting them to activities at LCM, and facilitating a small group each semester with the purpose of deepening connections between students. 

  • Facilitates a weekly small group at Lutheran Campus Ministry. In the fall this group will be dedicated to first year students. In the spring semester each intern can choose a topic of interest [2 hours per week including preparation time].
  • Participates in at least one other campus ministry event per week.
  • Works with the Campus Pastor to intentionally reach out to students new to LCM, conduct one on one conversations, and help newcomers connect with campus ministry activities [2 hours per week].
  • Works at the front desk at LCM one evening per week [4 hours].

Qualifications: Strong verbal communications skills, comfort facilitating small group conversation on topics related to faith and spirituality, experience participating in a small group at LCM or in another faith community, a welcoming personality committed to getting to know new people.

Mentor: Rev. Emily Tveite, Campus Pastor

Description: The LCM Worship Pianist provides musical leadership for an evening vespers service on a weeknight each week during the semester. In addition, the Worship Pianist helps to select music and works with other student volunteers who serve as music leaders in worship.

  • Meets with the Campus Pastor weekly to create a vision for worship, plan the details of the services, and reflect on worship from the previous week [1 hour per week]
  • Practices music for worship [1.5 hours per week]
  • Provides instrumental leadership in worship each week [1.5 hours per week]
  • Participates in at least one other LCM event each week
  • Works at the LCM front desk one evening a week [4 hours per week]

Qualifications: Strong piano skills, including experience accompanying group singing; passion for Christian liturgy and interest in reflecting on local worship practices, experience leading worship preferred, familiarity with Lutheran liturgy preferred.

Mentor: Kenzie Ruiz, Communications Coordinator

Description: The Digital Community Intern is an adaptable, positive, and passionate team player dedicated to helping support and grow the digital community at Lutheran Campus Ministry. The intern will work closely with the Communication Coordinator to create and execute a digital community strategy.

  • Manages social media accounts to connect current students and tell the story of current students to other audiences, including documenting LCM atmosphere and activities through photos and video, posting content and engaging with the community, seeding discussion and helping connect people, brainstorming campaign ideas, providing suggestions for improving community experiences on social platforms [3 hours per week]
  • Uses internal software systems – Google, Dropbox, Asana
  • Assists in creating performance reports, reviewing analytics to gauge success of campaigns
  • Maintains a catalog of images on internal software system
  • Participates in at least one other LCM event per week
  • Works at the LCM front desk one evening a week [4 hours per week]

Qualifications: Strong interpersonal skills and writing skills, willing and comfortable with being on camera, strong communication skills and technology fluency, comfortable with Google, Facebook, and Instagram, interest in new media, good organizational skills, detail oriented and proactive.

Faith and Vocation Fellowships are designed to provide opportunities for students to serve in partner ministries, exploring the diverse ways Christians serve neighbors. Scroll through the available Fellowships for 2021-2022 below or click to read the Faith & Vocation Fellowship Program Description.

Ministry Site: Luther Memorial Church, 1021 University Avenue (next door to LCM)

Mentor: Rev. John Worzala Dumke, Associate Pastor

Description: The Youth and Family Ministry Leader facilitates small groups for middle and high school students in the congregation. In addition to having primary responsibility for youth groups, the leader also serves with the youth and family ministry team and assists its other programming including Sunday School, Confirmation, and Family Group. 

Schedule: Two or more Sunday evenings per month, participation in worship on Sunday mornings. Other times are negotiable. 

Qualifications: Undergraduate student at UW-Madison, Edgewood College, or Madison College. Willingness to share faith and facilitate meaningful conversation. Experience leading youth in a church or Bible camp setting preferred.

More Info: https://www.luthermem.org/groups/ and https://www.luthermem.org/learning

Ministry Site: Bethel Lutheran Church, 312 Wisconsin Avenue (near the Capitol Square)

Mentor: Bev Thom, Homeless Support Volunteer Coordinator

Description: Working alongside experienced volunteers, the Fellow builds relationships with the individuals who utilize Bethel’s Homeless Support Ministry. Through serving in various roles such as receptionist, computer lab assistant, kitchen assistant, etc. the Fellow will build rapport with guests and contribute to a positive, caring environment.

Schedule: About 8 hours per week on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays from 8:30am to 4:30pm. Availability on Tuesday mornings is preferred in order to participate in the weekly Spiritual Support Group.

Qualifications: Welcoming personality, willingness to engage with challenging population, good sense of humor. Student pursuing a career in social justice, homeless issues, social work or counseling preferred.

More Info: https://www.bethel-madison.org/ministries/serving/homeless-support-services/

Ministry Site: Luther Memorial Church, 1021 University Avenue (next door to LCM)

Mentor: Andrew Schaeffer, Director of Worship and Music

Description: Choral Scholars at Luther Memorial are undergraduate students committed to offering their musical skills to an intergenerational community of faith. Choral Scholars participate in the Luther Memorial Choir, develop musical leadership skills, and become visible participants in the life of the congregation. In addition, Choral Scholars may serve in other aspects of the congregation’s worship and music programs.

Schedule: Rehearsals Thursday evening from 7pm to 9pm and Sunday Liturgy from 10:30am to Noon (warm-up at 10:00am) required. Other times as arranged with mentor / supervisor.

Qualifications: Interest in being a visible member of an intergenerational Lutheran community, strong and pleasing solo voice, high level of musicianship and skill, good communication and leadership skills. Audition required.

More Info: https://www.luthermem.org/music/choirs-ensembles/ and https://www.luthermem.org/music/

General Program Requirements

All Fellows & Interns will participate in two cohort meetings per month. Meetings will take place from 1pm to 3pm on Sunday afternoons. These meetings will include three parts:

  • Time for group conversation and reflection on issues and topics inspired by experiences in service sites and daily life.
  • Introduction to topics related to the Christian faith including Biblical Interpretation, Lutheran Theology and Practice, and Faith in Daily Life.
  • A short time for collective spiritual practices based on ancient and contemporary forms of prayer such as contemplative prayer, mindfulness meditation, lectio divina (meditation on scripture), etc.

Each program is a year-long commitment of approximately 10 hours per week during the academic year, excluding finals (15 weeks per semester). Each Fellow will receive a stipend of $400 per month September – May (9 months).

2021-2022 Cohort Meeting Dates:

September 12
September 26
October 10
October 24
November 14
December 5
January 30
February 13
March 6
March 27
April 10
April 24

All participants are expected to participate in the fall Leadership Retreat, which will take place August 31 to September 2 at a nearby retreat center.

All Faith & Vocation Fellows will participate in three 2-hour site visits per semester. These meetings will provide opportunities for Fellows to experience the various types of work that each participant is doing. The scheduling of these visits will take place the first week of each semester.

All Student Ministry Interns will participate in three 2-hour planning workshops per semester. These meetings will provide opportunities for interns to reflect on the work of the ministry as a whole and develop plans related to their specific areas of service.  The dates for these workshops are as follows: September 5, October 3, November 21, January 23, February 20, March 3

2021-2022 Application Process & Timeline:

March 25, 2021 Applications Available
April 15, 2021 Applications Due (if all positions are not filled, they will remain open until filled)
May 1, 2021 Notification of offer for participation
May 15, 2021 Deadline for Agreement to Participate

Contact Rev Emily Tveite emily@lcmmadison.org or 608-257-7178 with any questions about the process, application, or fellowship.

Please read the Application Questions before applying.

Apply here.

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