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Ethnic Young Adult Internship

Looking for a transformative summer internship? We will be reviewing applications for this summer’s Ethnic Young Adult internship program in mid-March. Young adults wanting to participate in this summer’s programming should apply by March 11th.

A program for justice seekers

The Ethnic Young Adult (EYA) program is for young justice seekers willing to unpack their faith and identity while working with an organization engaged in addressing social injustices. Interns are placed with advocacy, public policy, nonprofit and grassroots organizations where they work 4 days a week.

EYAs are engaged in weekly seminars designed to explore a wide variety of social issues while also learning about The United Methodist Church’s history of pursuing social holiness. Interns live in community with one another and participate in weekly devotions. Interns are tasked with assignments for personal reflection, journaling and participate in group discussion.

EYAs have the unique opportunity to learn about the role of Church and Society at the United Nations by visiting our UN office. EYA interns also get to visit a UMC historical site

This is an 8-week program. EYA interns receive a stipend of $1,500 upon completion of program requirements. Program dates for 2017 are June 4th- July 29th.

Are you qualified?

Requirements of the program:

  • Be a member of The United Methodist Church,
  • Be between 18 and 22 years old (Central Conference interns are accepted up to 24 years old),
  • Be at the academic level of rising sophomore, junior or senior or employed full-time,
  • Show active leadership and participation in the local church/community and an involvement in social justice activities; and self-identifies as a person of color

Applications can be found on our website at

If you or anyone you know is looking for a transformational internship opportunity be sure to apply or encourage others to do so!

If you have any questions, please email our Internship Coordinator Katie Monfortte