Starr King School Internship Sites - M.Div. & MASC

M.Div. Internships

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.

MASC Internships

In the Master of Arts in Social Change (MASC) degree program, students are asked to complete a community internship of their choosing and to prepare a final project that embodies their focus in justice and community making. Every year the SKSM community learns from its students, from the communities they work with and from their community mentors. MASC students strive to engage in community work developing deep relationships of accountability and mutuality, listening to and learning from grassroots leaders, mentors and the people they serve.

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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 or organization 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


M.Div. student interns:

Rachel Baker
North Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Lewis Center, Ohio

Eric Banner
All Souls Unitarian Church
Tulsa, OK.

Irene Boczek 
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin
San Rafael, CA

Thomas Bozeman
First Parish Church, Unitarian Universalist
Duxbury, MA
First Congregational of Kingston, New Hampshire

Patrice Curtis
First Unitarian Church of Portland
Portland, OR

T.J. Kahn
Mount Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church
Walnut Creek, CA

Bryan Plude
Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Santa Rosa
Santa Rosa, CA

Abbey Tennis
All Souls Church Unitarian
Washington D.C.

Emily Webb
First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego
San Diego, CA

M.Div. Internships 2011-2012
M.Div. Internships 2010-2011

MASC student interns:

Isaak Brown:  Youth Worker/Educator, Tri-Valley Tri-Cities Midrasha,

Cas Casados, Shakti Rising,

Shannon Frediani, planning national conference on trauma recovery and prison issues

Devon McCormick, Antiracist Alliance: 

Olivia Wallace, educator, St. Patrick School, Rodeo, CA:

Whitney Vosburgh, Second Act:

MASC Internships 2011-2012


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local Unitarian Universalist communities

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