Church and Society’s internships are designed for people interested in educating, advocating and connecting in the intersection of faith and social justice.

Internships are currently in hybrid and fully virtual formats.

The program provides hands-on work experience, as well as professional and spiritual formation as interns discern vocations in public life. Our full and part-time programs follow the schedule of an academic year.

Ethnic Young Adult Interns

The Ethnic Young Adult Internship (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 four days a week.

EYAs engage 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.

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.

Program Qualification
  • 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 in college/university studies or employed full-time,
  • Show active leadership and participation in the local church/community and an involvement in social justice activities;
  • Self-identify as a person of color
Program Length

8 weeks during the Summer Session

EYA interns receive a stipend of $1,500 upon completion of program requirements.

Church and Society Fellows

The Fellows program allows individuals to work alongside staff on an intensive project that helps Church and Society equip and resource the Church in seeking justice and pursuing peace. This is an opportunity for spiritual and professional development and discernment. Fellows are a part of a cohort for reflection, experiential learning and live in community.

Program length

10 weeks Fall and Spring Sessions

Theology Interns

Church and Society serves as a contextual education site for ministry formation.

My time as a seminary intern at GBCS was integral to living out my call as a deacon

Paul Perez
Learn how this agency of The United Methodist Church carries out the Social Principles and Book of Resolutions through education, advocacy and connecting the worldwide church.

Program length

Dependent on academic requirements

General Internships

Internships are offered year round for students and those seeking to learn about The United Methodist Church’s current advocacy and education around the Social Principles. These internships vary based on experience, and are designed around the interest/academic need of the applicant and the portfolios of our staff who serve as their supervisors.

These internships are limited.

Apply Today!

All qualified applicants must submit an application. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Apply here.

For more information or any questions please contact Katie Monfortte, Internship Coordinator.
Phone: 202.488.5650