Pastoral Internship Project for College Students
To encourage a diverse group of gifted young candidates to enter pastoral service in the Texas Annual Conference, and to equip local congregations to identify and encourage persons with appropriate gifts and graces and a clear sense of call to commit to pastoral ministry, the Center for Clergy Excellence offers a pastoral internship for college students.


Interns are sent to serve local churches for several weeks each summer. Interns receive a stipend for their work and connect with one another at orientation and reflection retreat gatherings. Host churches will agree to provide the interns with housing (if needed), mentoring, and a full range of exposure to all facets of pastoral ministry.


At the end of each summer, pastoral interns return to college not only with local church experience, but with relationships designed to sustain them throughout lifelong careers in ministry. 




Download brochure describing the project (PDF)

Download intern application (PDF)

Download host church application (PDF)

This work falls within the Clergy Recruitment Ministry Area of the Center for Clergy Excellence, chaired by Rev. Elizabeth Duffin.

 For more information on the project or how your church can apply to become a host church, contact Ivana Wilson at or Rev. Elizabeth Duffin at