The Ethnic Young Adult Internship (EYA) program is for young justice seekers willing to unpack their faith and identity while working with an organization engaged in addressing social injustices. Interns are placed with advocacy, public policy, nonprofit and grassroots organizations where they work four days a week.
EYAs engage in weekly seminars designed to explore a wide variety of social issues, while also learning about The United Methodist Church’s history of pursuing social holiness. Interns live in community with one another and participate in weekly devotions.
EYAs have the unique opportunity to learn about the role of Church and Society at the United Nations by visiting our UN office. EYA Interns also get to visit a UMC historical site.
Be a member of The United Methodist Church,
Be between 18 and 22 years old
(Central Conference interns are accepted up to 24 years old),
Be at the academic level of rising sophomore, junior or senior in college/university studies or employed full-time,
Show active leadership and participation in the local church/community and involvement in social justice activities;
Self-identify as a person of color
8 weeks during the Summer Session June 1st- July 27th.
EYA interns are provided housing and receive a stipend of $1,500 upon completion of program requirements.
A former intern shares her experience in this Faith In Action article:
To apply qualified persons should visit: https://www.umcjustice.org/what-you-can-do/internships
The bulk of our EYA applications will be received by March 15th, 2019.