Miller Center for Vocation, Ethics and Calling


Program and Award Overview

The Miller Center Internship stipends are for $1,000 during the academic year or $2,000 during the summer months. Their purpose is to support students doing internships with non-profit agencies or religious communities. These students may be

  • EITHER motivated by a desire to explore their vocation as it relates to serving those in need of fundamental material or social goods,
  • AND/OR 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:

  • three additional workshops led by the Miller Center staff;
  • deeper exploration of purposeful living with a faculty sponsor appointed by the Miller Center.

Miller Center internships are pre-approved for either PL or SW Odyssey credit


How do I start? How do I apply?

  1. While not required, it is recommended that you schedule an appointment with Dr. Williamson to talk about where you want to do an internship. Dr. Williamson will provide you with a Career Services Internship Packet at that time. You may schedule an appointment with Dr. Williamson by visiting: OR

  1. Make 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).

  2. 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 3, 2017. (The 2017 Application can be found here.)
  3. Make sure your two recommenders also submit their forms or letters by the due date.

  4. Wait to hear back from the Miller Center by April 15th 

  5. 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 (May 5, 2017).

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
  • Conway Interfaith Clinic
  • Court Appointed Child Services (CASA)
  • Arkansas Hospice
  • 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
  • Heifer Project Ranch
  • Conway Cradle Care