Paid Internship Sites
The Office of Professional Formation advocates for paid internship positions during the consultation process with potential internship sites as part of our social justice commitment, and shared stewardship and responsibility in the formation of current and future leadership for the Church and world. Shifting to a culture of paid Internships within certain organizations and congregations is ongoing. Students are encouraged to advocate for compensation as they negotiate their Internship Agreements. The recommended minimum is $15/hour for a total of $6,300 for the required 420-hour Internship. Iliff employees cannot provide IRS guidance or advice to Internship sites regarding student employment status or compensation.
Students who qualify for federal financial aid may be eligible to receive a community work study award (hourly wage) for their Internship hours. The Director of Financial Aid can provide details on student work-study qualification. The Office of Professional Formation can provide details on internship site qualification. More information can be found here.
Internship Fellowships and Scholarships
The Office of Professional Formation offers four financial awards for internship: Schlessman Fellowships, Urban Ministry Fellowships, Rollie R. Kelley Family Foundation Fellowships, and Dr. Louis Bloede Scholarships. A common application for these awards is available in early Spring quarter each year on the Professional Formation Canvas site: https://iliff.instructure.com/courses/1546618.