Internship Requirements

Internship Requirements - Policy 107

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) programs require an internship of 300 hours per course. 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 occur in many sites, including one’s current ministry setting, hospitals, hospices, law enforcement, correctional facilities, nursing homes, and fire and rescue departments.

Full policy can be viewed here.