School of Religion Internships
Internships in the School of Religion are well-designed, guided, learning field experiences within a church, ministry, or other previously approved site under the direction of trained faculty and experienced staff members at the internship site. The primary focus is “hands on training” in the area of the student’s major. While some internships might be for the student a “watch us while we do”, our internship models are designed to give you actual training in your area of major, utilizing your classroom academic training. It is the “best of both worlds”; it is “theory” + “practice”. We call this “Praxis”, the integration of theory and practice. Typical internships are eight to ten weeks in duration. Forms for students to apply for an internship or for churches to submit an application to host an internship are located among the resources at the bottom of this page.
These are a small select group of churches in the Cleveland, TN area that have entered into partnership with Lee/SOR/CM, to provide a great internship experience locally.
These are churches/ministries outside the Cleveland area where substantive partnerships have been arranged. It is possible the student can spend as little as 8 weeks or an entire semester at one of these “hubs”, depending on the student’s internship goals. There are no differences in a “Lab Church” internship and “Hub” internship other than location.
- Augusta, GA – Stevens Creek Church
- Brooklyn/NYC - East Flatbush Church of God – 8 weeks in the summer
- Mt. Paran/North
- NGA State Offices
- Princeton, NC
- Tyler, TX - New Life Church
- DelMarVa and Washington DC