Student Ministry Internship

Lutheran Campus Ministry equips and employs student ministers to share their faith in concrete ways as leaders in our community on campus.  Student ministry internships are designed to provide opportunities for students to:

  • Grow in their relationship with God through knowledge and faith practices
  • Share Christ with other students in concrete ways by ministering to others at Lutheran Campus Ministry
  • Gain leadership skills for ministry in areas such as outreach, worship, study, and social justice.

Program Details

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

The program consists of two parts: regular faith formation in the twice-monthly cohort group and service at Lutheran Campus Ministry.

The cohort meetings will be held about twice per month on Sundays from 2pm to 5pm during the academic term. These meetings will include three parts:

  • Collective spiritual practices based on ancient and contemporary forms of prayer such as contemplative prayer, lectio divina, intercessory prayer, the examen, etc.
  • Time for group conversation and reflection on Christian leadership in daily life. We will discuss how we can become more aware of others’ experiences and more willing to be a caring and serving presence to others, with Christ as our model.
  • An introduction to several topics including: Biblical Interpretation, Lutheran Theology and Practice, and Faith in Daily Life.

2019-2020 Cohort Meeting Dates:

September 15
September 29
October 6
October 20
November 3
November 17
December 8
February 2
February 16
March 1
March 29
April 5
April 19
May 3

In addition to the cohort time, interns at Lutheran Campus Ministry will work approximately 8 hours per week.

  • Each Intern will specialize in one of the following areas: Outreach, Worship, Faith Formation, Service, Social Justice, Grad Student / Young Adult Ministry
  • Interns will design and carry out ministry projects with the Campus Pastor. Projects might include organizing social gatherings, leading a Bible study, coordinating worship volunteers, or organizing a speaker series.
  • In addition to their projects, interns will serve as hosts at the student center by working in the office and helping with dishes during the Taste of Grace lunch.

2019-2020 Application Process & Timeline:

March 1 – Applications Available
April 1 – Applications Due
April 1-15 – Conversations about program and potential intern projects
April 15 – Notification of offer for participation, specific area of focus, and project area
May 1 – Deadline for agreement to participate

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

Please read the Application InformationApplication Questions, and Covenant Agreement before applying.

Apply here.



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