SUMMER OR YEAR LONG 2024 INTERNSHIP in Hawaii for Seminary, Bible, or Theological Studies students. Program begins May 2024 and can either run until September 2024 or May 2025, dependent on university program requirements for student internships. Monthly stipend, health insurance, complimentary housing and utilities, complimentary transportation included.
Mission and Learning Objectives
Students will be living together in a Service Learning Community of ministry peers seeking to develop their pastoral voice and leadership style in context of local church and chaplaincy environments. The communal mission for the students will be trifold: 1.) to imagine solutions for the declining mainline church, including developing a contemporary service under direction of the Pastor, Worship Leaders, and a Special Committee, 2.) to develop an existing chaplaincy with Hawaii’s largest homeless services organization, 3.) to analyze the context of Christianity in historically colonized settings and its impact on the future of the Christian faith in practice. This internship community is an exercise in preparation for the environment of ministerial job prospects in chaplaincy, local church pastorship, and international mission that students may face upon graduating from their theological institutions. Additionally, for students interested in international mission work, this is an enlightening environment to learn about Christianity in context of historically colonized populations. The learning objective of the community and its individual internships is to evaluate the connection between community chaplaincy, the local church, and international mission work, and imagine solutions relevant to students’ future ministry careers.
Goals of the Service Learning Community include
Weekly time commitments expected of interns (35-40 hours a week, with potential for revision based on student learning needs and objectives):
Theological education students or recent graduates seeking development of vocational understanding for future job landscape in pastoral, chaplaincy, and international mission settings. Preference given to students ages 18-25 who demonstrate understanding or willingness to learn culture values in post-colonial environments, social media and marketing skills, event development skills, and understanding of ministry to vulnerable populations.