Each year SKSM students serve Unitarian Universalist
congregations and community organizations throughout
North America to learn firsthand the practical arts
of ministry. The school’s internship program was
started in the 1950s by then-president Josiah Bartlett,
who believed in the school’s founding principle
of attention to the practical realities of ministry
and church life.
Since 1996, more than 100 SKSM students have participated
in the school’s parish internship program, a nine-month
commitment to Unitarian Universalist teaching congregations.
These students frequently contribute their own special
talents. They’ve created and taught classes in
poetry, drama, meditation, Buddhist studies and Unitarian
Universalist history. They’ve become involved
with local Unitarian Universalist ministers’ chapters
– their first taste of collegial relationships.
Interns bring energy and enthusiasm to host teaching
congregations, sharing a fresh vision of Unitarian Universalism’s
For information about clinical pastoral education (CPE), visit: www.acpe.edu/StudentsFAQ.html (ACPE).
The student intern minister placement program is supervised by Rev. Kurt Kuhwald, member of the core faculty at Starr King. If your congregation has an internship opportunity, or if you are a student seeking an internship position, please contact Rev. Kuhwald at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students enrolled in the M.A.S.C. program seeking an internship should contact Dr. Gabriella Lettini at email@example.com.
Starr King student interns:
North Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Lewis Center, Ohio
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto
Palo Alto, California
Shawnee Mission Unitarian Universalist Church
Overland Part, Kansas
Central Unitarian Church Paramus
Paramus, New Jersey
First Universalist of Minneapolis
Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley
Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church
Walnut Creek, California
First Unitarian Universalist Church of Richmond
Unitarian Universalist Church of Ogden
First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City, Utah
Click to see our photo gallery, "Winter 2008 Intern Gathering", portraits of the 2007/2008 interns with their intern supervisors (requires Flash).
Unitarian Universalist communities