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 (EYA) program is for young justice seekers willing to unpack their faith and identity and develop a deeper understanding of justice. Interns gain professional experience by serving with a placement organization (network partner of Church and Society) to address social injustices. These partner organizations do advocacy, public policy, nonprofit and grassroots organizing. EYAs work with their placement organization four days a week.

EYAs engage in weekly seminars & devotions. These sessions are designed to explore various topics related to Church & Society’s mission, vision, and ongoing efforts. Interns are also introduced to concepts of justice, spiritual practices, and learn from advocates and faith leaders.

Interns in this cohort are provided dorm-style housing at the United Methodist Building directly across from the U.S. Capitol. Interns live in an intentional community with members of our worldwide UMC connection.

This is a unique opportunity to participate in national advocacy and public witness as participants put their faith in action.

Program Length

Eight weeks during the Summer Session (June and July)

EYA interns receive a stipend of $1,700 upon completion of program requirements. **

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

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 questions about GBCS internships, please send an email to the address below.