Miller Center for Vocation, Ethics and Calling


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 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 Services 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. Schedule an appointment with Rev. Ellen Alston, Director of the Miller Center, to talk about where you want to do an internship.  You may schedule an appointment with Ellen by contacting the Lori Mulhearn (; 450-1263).
  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.

  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 3;00 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2024. Click here for the Summer 2024 application. 

  3. Make sure your two recommenders also submit their forms by the due date.

  4. Wait to hear back from the Miller Center by March 8, 2024.

  5. If accepted, know that the Career Services Internship Packet must be fully completed and on file with the Office of Career Services before the Summer 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

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

Heifer International

Conway Cradle Care

Pine Bluff First United Methodist Church

City of Hope (CoHO)

Mercy Community Church

United Way of Central Arkansas

Arkansas Asset Builders

Unitarian Universalist Association

Methodist Family Health