Program and Award Overview
The Miller Center Internship stipends are up to $1,000 during the academic year or up to $2,000 during the summer months. Their purpose is to support students doing
internships with non-profit agencies or religious communities. These students
motivated by a desire to explore their vocation as it relates to serving those
in need of fundamental material or social goods,
exploring a future as a religious leader, whether volunteer or professional.
That is, these internships are open to students
of all religious, spiritual, and nonreligious backgrounds who seek to live in
service to the world.
Miller Center internships are coordinated through
the Office of Career Discovery and Internships but have two distinctive components
beyond the usual internships requirements:
additional workshops led by the Miller Center staff;
exploration of purposeful living with a faculty sponsor appointed by the Miller
Center internships are pre-approved for either PL or SW Odyssey credit.
How do I start? How do I
- Schedule an appointment with J.J. Whitney, Director of the Miller Center, to talk about where you want to do an internship. J.J. will provide you with a Career Services Internship Packet at that time. You may schedule an appointment with J.J. by contacting the Miller Center Office Manager, Tricia Burris (firstname.lastname@example.org; 450-4590).
sure the internship site is going to work out. You’ll do 120 hours for the
internship. Meet with your proposed site supervisor to complete the
“Internship Site Learning Agreement” in the internship proposal packet
from Career Services (p. 3).
- Complete a Miller Center Internship Stipend Application
(essays, résumé, and waiver form); attach a copy of the “Internship Site
Learning Agreement,” and submit
to the Miller Center office no later than noon on Monday, April 2, 2018. The 2018 Application is HERE! (Applications for 2019 Spring stipends will be available after Fall Break.)
- Make sure your two recommenders also submit
their forms or letters by the due date.
- Wait to hear back from the Miller Center by April 16, 2018
- If accepted, know that
the Career Services Internship Packet must be fully completed and on file with
Leigh Lassiter-Counts before the Spring Semester internship deadline.
Past Internship Sites
Bethlehem House of Conway
Women's Shelter of Conway
Children's Ministry Intern of First United Methodist Church
AR United Methodist newspaper
Court Appointed Child Services (CASA)
Boys and Girl's Club of Faulkner County
Pine Street Medical Clinic
College Ministry Intern at First Presbyterian Church
Peace Intern at Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church
Pine Bluff First United Methodist Church
City of Hope (CoHO)
Mercy Community Church
United Way of Central Arkansas
Arkansas Asset Builders
Unitarian Universalist Association