Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Church Engagement Team is excited to announce four new internship opportunities for students at seminaries or other pastoral/theological training programs. These internships will offer advocacy and policy skills, opportunities to connect with community leaders, as well as relationship and partnership with grassroots networks of Episcopalians engaged in the work of migration ministries.

The internships will provide an opportunity to connect with developing ministry networks, to learn more about grassroots engagement at the parish, diocesan, and church-wide level, and to delve deeply into the resources available on migration ministries, from worship and liturgy materials to policy analysis and advocacy.

All internships are part-time, non-stipendiary, and fully virtual. Length of internship is negotiable. Download  Internship Application and send completed application to Allison Duvall, [email protected].

Opportunities include:

EMM Detention Ministry Network Internship

  • Support EMM Detention Ministry Network meetings, a key aspect of EMM’s work. Connect with participants, take notes and draft follow-up, provide other support
  • Support the work of network working committees; focus area and work plans to be determined in conversation with intern and supervisors. Opportunities include but are not limited to mapping, creating ministry “how to” manuals, creating mini-documentary videos, spirituality and pastoral resources, researching hotline possibilities.

Christian Formation Internship

  • Review existing EMM education and worship/prayer materials and external educational/worship resources on the topics of migration and forced displacement
  • Provide analysis of existing resources with recommendations for updates and suggestions for new materials
  • With support from EMM supervisors, create original content for revised or new materials
  • Create plan to promote existing and new materials

Communications Internship

  • Creating original content to engage and grow EMM’s social media presence
  • Create and gather original content for the EMM blog, including but not limited to conducting interviews with local ministry leaders, writing stories, liaising with guest authors
  • Research and generate content for EMM e-newsletters, including but not limited to weekly News Digest and monthly Supporters E-Newsletter
  • Work as part of EMM team on strategic communications efforts

EMM Ecumenical Coalition Internship

  • Advocacy or ministry focus area(s) to be determined in conversation with the intern candidate and supervisors.
  • As schedule permits, attend migration coalition calls (advocacy and/or programmatic) on behalf of Episcopal Migration Ministries, issuing notes and synopses for EMM and Office of Government Relations staff
  • Research the alignment of various policy issues and emergent crises with Episcopal Church policy passed by General Convention
  • Generate original content about various policy issues and the ministry of Episcopal Migration Ministries (including but not limited to blog posts and social media posts)
  • As schedule permits and with support from EMM staff, offer policy updates to EMM ministry network meetings