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Jubilee Fellows: Summer Internships

Jubilee Fellows serve across North America

Jubilee Fellows serve for 10 weeks during the summer in congregations across North America. We match students with the internship sites, taking into consideration the individual interests of the Jubilee Fellows and the needs of the churches. Their internship responsibilities can include:

  • planning summer programs or outreach efforts
  • preaching
  • teaching adult education, Sunday school, or small groups
  • making pastoral care visits
  • planning and leading worship

A pastor or other full-time staff member from each church commits to mentoring the student, encouraging his or her personal, professional and spiritual growth. The summer internships are often the highlight of the Jubilee Fellows' experience. "I feel much more ready for ministry now than I did at the beginning of this internship," commented former Jubilee Fellow Sarah Stripp. "I gained a lot of skills and insights throughout this summer that have deepened my understanding of what ministry is like."

Summer internship placements

We work closely with each student to learn about his or her vocational goals. The final decision for internship placement is made by the Program Coordinator, but we work together to ensure it is a place where the student will learn, grow, and be challenged and encouraged by his or her experiences.

In the sidebar (right) you'll find a list of the internship sites for the 2016 Fellows. Feel free to browse the churches' websites to get a feel for the types of communities in which our students serve. We have a few churches who have hosted students for many years, because they provide such an outstanding experience for our Jubilee Fellows; but we are also open to exploring new internship sites each year, based on the interests of our Jubilee Fellows.

Contact us about hosting a Jubilee Fellow

We are always open to connecting with pastors and congregations and exploring internship possibilities. If you are a pastor, or have one you'd recommend, please contact the Program Coordinator, Kary Bosma: 616-526-7804 or email

2016 internships

Hannah Biggs- Healdsburg Community Church in Healdsburg, CA.

Kyle Bradshaw- Dwell Church in New York City, NY.

Bethany Cooper & Randy Foreman- East End Fellowship in Richmond, VA.

Chris Curia- Iglesia Nacional Presbiteriana Monte de Sión in Tekax, Mexico.

Jana Dykhuis- Granite Springs in Lincoln, CA.

Cameron Kritikos- School for Conversion in Durham, NC.

Maaike Mudde- North Avenue Presbyterian in Atlanta, GA.

Jamin Short- LaSalle Street Church in Chicago, IL.

Trey Tirpak- Blythefield CRC in Rockford, MI.

Lauren Vandezande- Bethel CRC in Sun Valley, CA.

Christina VanEck- Madison Ave. CRC and New City Kids in Paterson, NJ.

Learn more about the 2016 Jubilee Fellows»