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 Provided $1500/per semester 8 – 10 hours per week; $750 Part-time.

L3: Listen, Learn, Lead (L3) is an exciting initiative, including internships, that helps students identify what matters most to them, so that they can use their deepest held values to create meaningful professional futures, whether secular or faith based.  Students are given the opportunity to integrate personal spiritual, religious, or secular core values with university life and academic choices as they work towards discerning and creating the future of their dreams.  This is done in a context that honors diverse spiritual, interfaith and secular world views.

Internship Program Description

  • Helps explore values while discovering unique life callings or career paths, including ministry.
  • Internship can align with academic programs i.e. Sciences, Behavioral & Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities, Business, Public Health, etc.
  • Provides leadership development and mentoring opportunities.
  • Opportunity to interact and network with area and national professionals, including shadowing individuals in professional ministry.
  • Guides and facilitates participants in conversations.
  • Develops and organizes events connecting spiritual, religious and/or secular core values with helping others, and making a positive difference in the DC metro area and beyond.
  • Stipend provided based on completion of required and assigned L3 track work.

Major Responsibilities of an L3 Intern

  • Represent, promote and advocate the mission of the L3 program.
  • Responsible for student programming in assigned L3 track which might include:
    • Weekly or lunchtime series small group discussions, coordinating and facilitating;
    • Guest speaker sourcing, panel events programing, and/or leading spiritual practices;
    • Retreats, forums, and community service project management.
  • Co-lead and organize programs with other students, offices, interns and Chaplain.
  • Recruit students for L3 programs, especially assigned L3 program track.
  • Design and distribute publicity for programs utilizing social media i.e., Twitter, Facebook, Instagram; maintain and update website.
  • Market events and program through newsletter, chalking; attend First Look Fair, Take Another Look Fair, and other campus events. Create, print and distribute materials.
  • Visit L3 and UCM sponsors including local churches and individuals with Chaplain to provide updates 2 times per semester.
  • Plan and coordinate annual retreat with other interns and Chaplain for all L3 participants. Past locations have included Princeton Theological Seminary and Bethany Beach, Delaware.
  • Examine career development as it relates to faith, spirituality and/or secular core values.


  • Attend weekly staff meeting with Chaplain Holly Ulmer and other L3 interns.
  • Write weekly reflection (several paragraphs) on work progress and learnings about leadership, integrating spirituality and/or core values, including evolving sense of call (life purpose).
  • Keep weekly work log of time spent on responsibilities.
  • Compile and write end of semester report on activities and accomplishments (related to L3), including spiritual and/or core value growth and progress in discerning life calling(s).
  • Open to planning and participating in interfaith, spiritual and secular programs.
  • Available to travel for some programs/events that are off-campus in Baltimore/DC metro areas.
  • 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 and written communication skills in multiple forms; Social media competence and word processing in both Microsoft Office and Google platform.

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 spiritual, religious or secular core values with academic and career or life choices.

Hours:  Full time 8 – 10 hours per week; on and off-site.  Part time 4 – 5 hours per week.

Schedule:   L3 Program Schedule assigned, mandatory weekly staff meeting; occasional weekend availability required.

Stipend: Full time $1500 per semester, 14 weeks.  Part-time $750 per semester.

Supervisor:   L3 program administrator and internship coordinator – Rev. Holly Ulmer, UCM 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)