2014 Summer Internships Program

Applications are now being received for summer internships in prophetic congregations doing social justice and Communities of Shalom engaged in community development. (Limited to six students selected and approved by National Director of Shalom Initiative.)

Student Applications: Student Application Form 2014

Shalom Sites Requesting Interns: Shalom Intern Request Form 2014

These practical ministry placements are available during the summer of 2014 for 6 or 10 weeks in various sites across the USA. A six-week internship may be taken for 3 academic credits and a ten-week internship may be taken for 6 academic credits

New Shalom Internship Sites since Summer 2009:

  • Shalom Ministries, Spokane, WA
  • Malawi Mission, United Methodist Church, Mzuzu, Malawi
  • Asbury Shalom Zone, Buffalo, NY
  • Pharr Literacy Project, South Texas
  • Echo Park UMC, Los Angeles, CA
  • Peace Center University Church, Los Angeles, CA
  • City of Shalom, Macon, GA
  • HAPI Community of Shalom, Mizak, Haiti
  • Tree of Life Ministry, Mission, SD (Rosebud and Crow Creek Reservations)
  • Belfast, Ireland, UK
  • Respond Inc., Camden, NJ

Assignments will be made before March 15, 2014.

Syllabus – 2014.doc

Official registration will be for Fall Semester 2014, but actual internships at selected sites will occur over a 6-10 week period during the summer. Dr. Michael Christensen, National Director of the Shalom Initiative, is Faculty of Record for the course. An Internship Application and Interview with the National Director are required. Ministry placements and onsite supervisors will be assigned by the National Director maintains the right to remove an intern for any reason.

Pre-requisites: Leadership for Community Organizing (offered at Drew in May). An Internship Application and Interview with the National Director are required. Selective process and limited enrollment.

Requirements: Completion of ShalomZoneTraining® and positive evaluation of community ministry and service. A letter grade will be assigned based on multiple factors, including: quality of critical thinking and theological reflection, book reports, case studies, theological portraits and weekly online discussion. For supervised ministry students, a ten-week internship and additional assignments are required. For cross-cultural credit, prior committee approval is required. Ministry placements and onsite supervisors will be assigned by the National Director who maintains the right to remove an intern for any reason.

Master of Divinity students may be able to fulfill requirements for supervised ministry (10 weeks) in some placements. Students who wish to receive credit for their cross cultural experience should petition the academic standing committee outlining the reasons that this internship should be considered cross cultural. Students who wish to use the internship to fulfill their supervised ministry requirement must contact the Director of Supervised Ministry.

Registration: Please register for INTRT 680 001 SUMMER INTERNSHIP for Fall 2014 semester credit (3 or 6 credits)

For further information, please contact the Shalom Resource Center at Drew University, 12 Campus Drive. 973-408-3848 shalom@drew.edu