Internship Opportunities

United Campus Ministry is offering two different types of internship experiences for the 2019-2020 academic year. One is for a seminary student. The other is for UMD undergraduate students. Please see job descriptions below.

SEMINARIAN CAMPUS MINISTRY INTERN

Dates of Employment: 9 months, during Fall/Spring Academic Year, 08/19/2019 – 05/23/2020.

Hours per week: 8 – 10

Stipend: $1,111/month ($10,000/9 months); must provide own housing and transportation.

Seminarian Intern will help to implement and expand our Campus Ministry Theological Exploration of Vocation (CMTEV) L3: Listen, Learn, Lead programming, with an emphasis on working with undergraduate students. L3 empowers students to discern and live into their Life Calling(s).

Setting:  A major public research institution ranked 22 by US News and World Report.  The University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship campus in the state’s higher education system.  Located a few miles from the District of Columbia in Prince George’s County, the campus has 41,000 students from 50 states and 118 counties, and over 800 student clubs. Housed on campus in Memorial Chapel, and one of 14 recognized Chaplaincies, United Campus Ministry is a Christian chaplaincy supported by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the United Church of Christ, and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

Goals/Benefits

  • Growth opportunities in the areas of:  Self-Awareness, Testing/Discerning a call to Ministry, Professional Identity, Relationship Development, Skill Acquisition, and Theological Study integration.
  • Integrate spirituality and religious values with Life Calling(s) or Call to Ministry.
  • Ministry experience in the specialized setting of a large, public university campus.
  • UCM Chaplain and Board will work with Intern to integrate personal strengths, growing edges, and areas of special interest into ministry activities/responsibilities.
  • UCM is willing to work with your institution in providing field education credit.

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Current Seminary or Divinity School Student, M.Div. degree candidates and 2nd or 3rd year students preferred.
  • Interest in campus ministry.
  • Ability to connect with/engage students ages 18-25.
  • Open to engage students in spiritual exploration/flux and deep life questions.
  • Flexible work hours to accommodate working with young adult student population. Occasional weekend availability required.
  • Highly responsible and reliable.
  • Team player and works well independently.  Self-starter in assigned areas.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Multicultural sensitivity.
  • Open to interfaith and secular collaborations.
  • Theologically articulate.    
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.  
  • Social media competence and word processing in both Microsoft Office and Google platform.

Preferred Skills

  • 1 completed unit of Clinical Pastoral Education.
  • Ability to create a welcoming environment for diverse participants.
  • Ability to effectively cope with stress in fast paced academic environment.
  • Sense of humor.

Major Responsibilities

  • Student outreach and recruitment for L3 programs.
  • Relationship building with students, faculty and staff, one-on-one, and in groups.
  • Represent United Campus Ministry when connecting/working with various Offices or Academic Departments.  (Ex. Memorial Chapel and UMD Chaplaincies, Office of Diversity and Inclusion; MICA (Multicultural Involvement and Community Advocacy), Service Learning, Resident Life, the University Career Center & The President’s Promise, Honors Program and Academic Advising Offices.)
  • Create and implement new L3 student programming (Ex. Weekly Bible Study or Worship Service, or Spiritual Practices in a Residence Hall; Panel Discussion; Group reflection for Service Learning; Social Justice Advocacy).
  • Help to implement ongoing L3 Video project collecting faith-call stories.
  • Attendance at UCM and L3 programs.  (Schedule to be negotiated.)
  • Retreat and Mission trip planning and co-leadership.
  • Occasional visits to local churches to do Minutes for Mission or Preach.
  • Assist Chaplain with ministry duties as requested.
  • Provide support to L3 Interns and student leaders.
  • Provide pastoral care/support.
  • Weekly theological reflection on internship progress, joys and challenges.
  • Weekly staff meeting with Chaplain Supervisor.
  • Attendance at UCM Board meetings as requested.
  • Monthly activity reports and final internship report.
  • Learning/serving covenant, completed with Chaplain Supervisor

Supervisor:   UCM Chaplain.  The Intern is an employee of the United Campus Ministry Board of Directors.

How to Apply:    Send electronically:  cover letter, resume, seminary transcript to-date, 500 word essay on current faith understanding of your Call to Ministry and what you hope to gain from this Internship, and names of 3 references (include contact information) to Rev. Pamela Allen, UCM Board President and Chair of Search Committee, at pallen@umd.edu .  Please have documents in pdf or Word format.  Position will be open until filled.

For more information about United Campus Ministry and L3: Listen, Learn, Lead see 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.  In compliance with Federal and Maryland law UCM does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information,or any other legally protected class. (Based on current University of Maryland Non-Discrimination Policy and Procedures, VI-1.00(B).

L3: LISTEN, LEARN, LEAD UNDERGRADUATE INTERN

Stipend Provided

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.

Required:

  • 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.  In compliance with Federal and Maryland law UCM does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected class. (Based on current University of Maryland Non-Discrimination Policy and Procedures, VI-1.00(B).