Summer Pastoral Ministry Internship Program for Pastors

The Office of Clergy Excellence, a Connectional Ministry of the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church, sponsors the Summer Pastoral Ministry Internship Program. This program is for young adults, ages 18-26, who are interested in exploring ordained ministry through 10-week summer internships at United Methodist Churches and other approved extension ministry settings within the Florida Conference. These internships seek to provide a holistic, hands-on experience in pastoral ministry within a variety of areas of responsibility and under the guidance of a supervisor.

  • nternship Dates: Monday, May 25, 2020 through Friday, July 31, 2020
  • Intern Training Day: Friday, May 22, 2020 (Interns and Supervising Pastors)
  • Intern Reflection Day: Monday, August 3, 202020 (Interns Only)
  • Hours:  30 hours/week as scheduled with Supervising Pastor
  • Housing:  Provided in a congregant's home, if needed
  • Transportation: Preferred
  • Salary:  $3,500.00 ($1,500 host site, $1,500 Office of Clergy Excellence, plus an additional $500 if the Intern attends both the Orientation and Reflection Day)


If you have questions, please contact Holly Finley at or Sara McKinley at or by phone at 863-688-5563, ext 134.


Responsibilities of Host Site:
• Provide adequate housing/utilities for intern’s 10-week program in a congregant’s home, if needed
• Contribute $1,500 to the intern’s stipend and, with the $1,500 that will be sent to the host site during the first week of the internship from the O.C.E., pay the student $3,000 for 10 weeks.


Please submit a Summer Pastoral Intern Job Description noting your churches interest in the Summer Pastoral Internship Program to Holly Finley at, Sara McKinley at, and Marie Becker at It would be good to clearly note the responsibilities and expectations of the intern. 


The Due Date for submission is April 30, 2020. 

Contact Us

The Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church

450 Martin L King Jr Ave
Lakeland, FL 33815

(863) 688-5563 or toll free (800) 282-8011