The 10-week summer internship program is designed to help participants gain basic competencies in pastoral care and counseling with persons in crisis. Participants function as chaplain interns while learning to provide pastoral care in diverse, multidisciplinary and challenging hospital environments. Chaplain interns provide comprehensive pastoral care services including pastoral visitation, ecumenical chapel services and grief support in collaboration with hospital staff professionals.
The internship program curriculum integrates pastoral formation, pastoral competence, theoretical understanding, professional identity development and pastoral imagination with pastoral ministry and various learning modalities. Participants who successfully complete the program will be prepared for a residency program and pastoral visitation of the sick.
- Dates of Internship:
- There are no internships currently available.
- Available Positions:
- This program is not currently being offered.
Applicants must possess the following qualifications:
- Experience in either health care ministry or congregational ministry required.
- Graduate theological education preferred.
The Nebraska Medical Center is a 624-bed, level one trauma center with over 40,000 emergency room visits each year. The Nebraska Medical Center is a respected leader in solid organ transplantation, cardiology, blood and marrow transplantation, oncology and neurosciences. As the primary teaching hospital for the University of Nebraska of Medical Center (UNMC), The Nebraska Medical Center brings together the expertise of private practice medicine with the strengths of an academic health center. The working relationship between The Nebraska Medical Center and UNMC provides a solid foundation for a quality chaplain internship program.
- Adult Intensive Care
- Solid Organ Transplant
- Neurological Sciences
- Cardiac Progressive Care
- Adult Crisis Unit-Psychiatric Care
- Neonatal Intensive Care
In order to be admitted to the internship program, prospective students must submit a completed ACPE application and a check in the amount of $25.00 payable to The Nebraska Medical Center to the address below.
Manager, Pastoral Care Department