Internship Policy

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) programs require an internship of 300 hours per course, which is 75% distance education. The purpose of the training is to foster and improve pastoral care and counseling skills as well as to enhance personal and pastoral awareness and identity. Successful completion of this program is designed to result in an improved understanding of the complex needs of human beings in spiritual crisis and improved skills and competency in responding to persons in need. 

Internships can take place in many sites, including one’s current ministry setting, hospitals, hospices, law-enforcement or correctional facilities, nursing homes, and fire and rescue departments.