HORIZON INTERNSHIPS

DOMESTIC HORIZON

 

Each year the Global Mission unit of the ELCA chooses students from the eight seminaries to participate in domestic ministries through the Domestic Horizon Internship program. Students interested in such internships apply through the ELCA, with assistance and oversight provided by Contextual Learning. 

Students’ Application Process

  • Attend Internship and Endorsement Info Sessions in the Fall semester. In 2014, these will be offered October 6 at 5:00pm and October 7 at 6:00pm in OCC Lecture Hall.
  • Please complete the ELCA Domestic Horizon Intern Application for 2015 - 2016. Email that document to the office of Contextual Learning by October 31, 2014.
  • In the meantime, please also complete the Luther Seminary Internship Application for 2015 - 2016. This is due online by October 31, 2014.
  • Once Contextual Learning has received all both applications, selected candidates will be invited to interview with the Contextual Learning Interim Director and one additional Luther Seminary faculty or staff member. These interviews will take place no later than December 1, 2014.
  • After your successful interview process, Contextual Learning will forward your application materials and interview results to the Congregational and Synodical Mission Unit in Chicago by December 31, 2014.
  • Decisions regarding Domestic Horizon Internships are made in collaboration with the ELCA CSM staff and all eight ELCA seminaries. Placement decisions are made prior to Luther Seminary’s Internship placement process in February 2015.

Visit the Contextual Learning office in November to review Domestic Horizon site applications. This year's Domestic Horizon sites include:

  • All People's Gathering Lutheran Church (Milwaukee, WI)
  • Ballard First Lutheran/Faith Action Network (Seattle, WA)
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Atonement (Syracuse, NY)
  • Gethsemane Lutheran Church (Seattle, WA)
  • Grace Lutheran Church/Faith Lutheran Church (Phoenix, AZ)
  • Lake Chelan Lutheran Church (Chelan, WA)
  • Redeemer Lutheran Church (Minneapolis, MN)
  • St. Paul's Lutheran Church (Santa Monica, CA)
  • Trinity Lutheran Church of Manhattan (Manhattan, NY)

 

INTERNATIONAL HORIZON

Each year the Global Mission unit of the ELCA chooses students from the eight seminaries to participate in international ministries through the International Horizon Internship Program. Students interested in such internships apply through the ELCA, with assistance and oversight provided by Contextual Learning.

Students’ application process

  • Attend Internship and Endorsement Info Sessions in the Fall semester. In 2014, these will be offered October 6 at 5:00pm and October 7 at 6:00pm in OCC Lecture Hall.
  • Confirm your eligibility (see below).
  • Please complete all ELCA International Horizon application components (see below). You are responsible for sending the application components directly to the ELCA mailing address listed below, also sending a copy to Contextual Learning, by October 31, 2014. 
  • In the meantime, please also complete the Luther Seminary Internship Application for 2015 - 2016. This is due online by October 31, 2014.
  • Once the two applications are complete, selected candidates will be invited to interview with the ELCA Global Mission staff in Chicago, who will manage your application materials and interview results.
  • Placement decisions will be announced by the Global Mission staff prior to Luther Seminary’s Internship placement process in March 2015.

Students’ eligibility requires

  • Completion of a basic unit of CPE.
  • Receipt of written approval by candidacy committee.
  • No children or pets, although students may be either single or married. 

Students’ application components (all forms available on the ELCA website)

  • The International Horizon Internship application form
  • A copy of the candidate's final CPE supervisor's evaluation
  • Three assessments, to be sent directly to ELCA Global Mission, by the required references: the student’s Candidacy Committee, a Luther Seminary professor, and the student’s CPE supervisor or Teaching Congregations mentor pastor

Students’ International Horizon application components should be sent to:

ELCA Global Mission
Horizon Internship Application
8765 West Higgins Road
Chicago, Illinois 60631
globalserve@elca.org

Again, please send copies of all materials to Luther Seminary’s Contextual Learning office.