Exciting Internship Opportunity for Students Available for Fall 2018:

QUESTIONS? Contact Chaplain Holly Ulmer via Facebook – Holly Ulmer, or at ulmer@umd.edu.

L3: Listen, Learn, Lead Internship Program for United Campus Ministry (UCM) Chaplaincy

Stipend: $1500 per semester

L3: Listen, Learn, Lead is an exciting initiative, including an internship, which integrates faith/spirituality or core values with university life, providing skills and experiences for a professional future, whether secular or faith-based.

Internship Program Description

  • Helps Interns explore and discover their unique life callings or career paths.
  • Offers internships that can coordinate with academic program tracks: Sciences, Arts & Humanities, Business, and Wellness.
  • Provides leadership development and mentoring opportunities.
  • Gives interns the opportunity to interact and network with area professionals, including the ability to shadow individuals in professional ministry.
  • Guides/facilitates participants in conversations.
  • Organizes events connecting spiritual and/or core values with helping others, and making a positive difference in our metro area or world.

Major Responsibilities

  • L3 Interns are representatives, promoters and advocates, responsible for student programming in assigned L3 tracks.
  • Student programming might include weekly or lunchtime series small group discussions, guest speaker or panel events, bible studies, spiritual practices, retreats, forums, and service projects.
  • Co-leads and organizes programs with other students and interns.
  • Recruits students for L3 programs, especially assigned L3 program track.
  • Creates and distributes publicity for programs, utilizing: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, website updates, print materials, newsletter, chalking; attends First Look Fair, Take Another Look Fair, and other publicity events.
  • Visits local churches with Chaplain on Sunday mornings to provide L3 “Minute for Mission” or update. (2X per semester).
  • Plans and coordinates annual retreat with other interns for all L3 participants.
  • Researches career development as it relates to faith and spirituality.
  • Attends weekly staff meeting with Chaplain Holly Ulmer and other L3 interns.
  • Writes weekly reflection report (several paragraphs) integrating spirituality and/or core values, including evolving sense of call (life purpose).
  • Compiles and writes end of semester report on activities and accomplishments (specific L3 area), including spiritual and/or core value growth and progress in discerning life calling(s).


Open to planning and participating in both Christian and interfaith programs. Available to travel for some programs/events that are off-campus in Baltimore/DC metro areas. (Ex. Local Churches, Seminaries, Bread for the World, NIH (National Institutes of Health)).  Coordination and attendance in annual retreat at a designated location in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Required skills: Highly Responsible and Reliable; Multi-cultural sensitivity; Works well independently and as a team player; Self-starter; Strong oral communication and communication skills in multiple forms; Word processing.

Preferred skills and qualities:  Ability to create a welcoming environment for diverse participants.

Internship Outcome: Leadership training; program execution; and event coordination.    Deepen self-awareness and connection of faith/spirituality or core values with academic and career or life choices.

Hours:  8 – 10 per week; on and off-site.

Schedule:   L3 Program Schedule, weekly staff meeting and flexible; occasional weekend availability required.

Stipend: $1500 per semester, 14 weeks.

Supervisor:   L3 program administrator and internship coordinator – UCM, Rev. Holly Ulmer, Chaplain; The Intern is an employee of the United Campus Ministry Board of Directors.

How to Apply:  Send cover letter, unofficial transcript, resume, 350 word essay exploring your career calling or possibilities, and 2 references (may be included on resume) electronically to Rev. Holly Ulmer, Chaplain at ulmer@umd.edu .  Please have documents in Word format.  Positions will be open until filled.  Please send questions to Chaplain Holly Ulmer at ulmer@umd.edu .

For more information about L3 and United Campus Ministry go to http://www.ucmcollegepark.org

United Campus Ministry Chaplaincy is a UMD recognized chaplaincy under the Division of Student Affairs, supported by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the United Church of Christ, and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). UCM is a 501 (c)(3) organization.  UCM does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, or political affiliation, or on the basis of the exercise of rights secured by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution (VI-1.00 University of Maryland Human Relations Code, 5/6/98)