The Internship Program at the Center for Christian Study is designed to provide students with a year of ministry and non-profit work. The program offers mentoring and leadership opportunities that enable students to explore their vocational calling and grow in their faith in Christ.
The program incorporates four foundational components: work in community, worship Christ, grow in knowledge and faith, and explore your vocational calling.
Work in Community
The program operates within an intentional Christian community. Ten to twelve interns work together with the staff at the Study Center in various hospitality, programs, communications, and ministry roles. In addition to assisting with Study Center-sponsored hospitality and educational events, interns participate in regular weekly dinners for sharing and prayer.
Students are asked to put their faith into practice by serving throughout the program year. Each intern supports the daily hospitality, educational, and ministry outreach of the Study Center and is financially compensated for his or her ministry work.
Weekly dinners provide a time of worship and prayer prior to sharing a meal together. We also encourage interns to connect with a fellowship group at UVA, as well as a local church body.
Grow in Knowledge and Faith
Interns are encouraged to grow in their knowledge of Scripture and their faith in God in a variety of ways during the year. These opportunities include participating in lectures hosted by the Study Center, joining a small group, and participating in team discussions.
"There is never a dull moment among the intern team. We are constantly laughing together, praying for each other, and supporting one another through the ups and downs of being a student. I have grown so much under the wisdom and guidance of the Study Center staff. They constantly remind me that I am working for the Lord and not for man, or myself. This attitude frees me from the pressures to perform or be perfect, which are so prevalent at UVA.” - M.E. Caldwell, Curry ‘17