Starr King School Internship Sites

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 future.

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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 Students enrolled in the M.A.S.C. program seeking an internship should contact Dr. Gabriella Lettini at


Starr King student interns:

Rachel Baker
North Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Lewis Center, Ohio

Lucy Bunch
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto
Palo Alto, California

Lane Campbell
Shawnee Mission Unitarian Universalist Church
Overland Part, Kansas

Glenn Farley
Central Unitarian Church Paramus
Paramus, New Jersey

Ralph Krog
First Universalist of Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Marcus Liefert
Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley
Kensington, CA

Amy Moses-Lagos
Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church
Walnut Creek, California

Aija Simpson
First Unitarian Universalist Church of Richmond
Richmond, Virginia

Marnie Singer
Unitarian Universalist Church of Ogden
Ogden, Utah

Jamila Tharp
First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City, Utah

Internships 2010-2011
Internships 2009-2010
Internships 2008-2009

Click to see our photo gallery, "Winter 2008 Intern Gathering", portraits of the 2007/2008 interns with their intern supervisors (requires Flash).

intern supervisors

local Unitarian Universalist communities

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