Internships are staffed annually, with applications due in April for the following September through August. Please send applications to the attention of Rev. Marion Clark.
The purpose of the internship program at Tenth Presbyterian Church is to prepare men for pastoral ministry in the Presbyterian Church in America and to prepare men and women for other places of ministry and service in the church. Priority is given to Tenth members and attendees. Three kinds of internships are available:
Pastoral Interns are men preparing for ordination to pastoral ministry. They are involved in a full range of pastoral duties, including teaching, preaching, discipling, leading worship, and exercising spiritual care. As members of the Tenth staff, these interns receive a stipend for their work. Over the course of one year (September to August, with vacation time), the pastoral internship is designed to satisfy roughly half of the presbytery’s requirements for a pastoral internship (Presbytery requires one year of full-time ministry). Prospective pastoral interns are required to fill out an application and to undergo a rigorous interview. These are intended to ascertain a high degree of spiritual maturity and potential for ministry. Those who have already served as interns at Tenth may be hired as Senior Interns with an increased stipend.
Staff Interns are women preparing for vocational ministry. They are involved in a wide range of duties, including teaching, discipleship, and administration. As members of the Tenth staff, these interns receive a stipend for their work. Prospective staff interns are required to fill out an application and to undergo a rigorous interview. These are intended to ascertain a high degree of spiritual maturity and potential for ministry.
Observer Interns have the opportunity to study a particular area of ministry in the church (specific areas are listed below). The observation internship is designed to give exposure to the ministry of Tenth Church, and partially to meet seminary supervised ministry requirements for men or women. Observation internships, which are unpaid, ordinarily last for at least one semester. Prospective observer interns are required to fill out an application and gain approval from a member of the pastoral staff.
Apart from these internships, there are many other ways to participate in the ministry of Tenth Presbyterian Church. Opportunities include leading a small group, teaching Sunday School or Junior Church, helping with the Maranatha youth group, teaching English to internationals, tutoring children, working with prison inmates, and feeding the homeless. Additional preachers are often needed in the nursing home ministry. Members of the pastoral staff are available to give guidance about these and other ministry opportunities in the church.
Download internship descriptions and the application in pdf format.
The form is fillable.