Students at commencement

Internship Application

For congregations and supervisors


Internship serves as an opportunity for students to put into practice all that they’ve been studying in the classroom at the same time that they are forming their pastoral identity in the context of ministry in and with God’s people.

We thank you for your interest in serving as an internship site for a Luther Seminary intern! As you consider this opportunity, please take note of the following.

A. Our commitment is to arrange the best possible placements for all of our interns. We take into account the students' learning goals, experiences, and preferences. As we go through the placement process in late March, the Contextual Learning team reviews the preferences offered by prospective interns and supervisors as well as our team’s knowledge of the entire landscape of learning sites for the year’s placements. We seek to make the optimal placement for all of the students’ pastoral formation and skill development.

B. Please be aware that submission of an application and participation in the on-campus and/or virtual interview process does not guarantee you’ll receive an intern, even if your site has hosted interns many times previously.

C. Before applying to host an intern, we expect all prospective internship supervisors to carefully review:

D. Finally, to be considered an internship site, the supervisor must complete a congregation/site application. If you would like to complete this congregation/site application, please email contextuallearning@luthersem.edu to request a direct link.

Applications are due by Jan. 31.

If you have any questions or concerns about the internship process, please do not hesitate to call or email Contextual Learning at any time:

651-641-3266
contextuallearning@luthersem.edu