The Office of Supervised Ministries at Trinity connects you with qualified students seeking field experience as part of their academic programs, as well as recent graduates and alumni who are actively seeking placement. We work with churches and ministries from a variety of denominations in filling both full- and part-time positions, as well as arranging field experience opportunities for our students.
The Office of Supervised Ministries (OSM) exists to help students expand their ministry experience under the nurturing oversight of wise and experienced mentors like you and your church leadership. Our MDiv students are required to do a 600-hour Internship or post-seminary residency spread over two or three semesters, while most of our MA programs require two 50-hour Field Education units usually completed over two semesters.
We are also looking for Partner Churches as well as those churches willing to mentor a student occasionally. Partner Churches have an intentional, ongoing, and remunerated internship program in place with structured mentoring for the intern. If you are interested in becoming a Partner Church please contact us at [email protected].
If your church has temporary availability for a position that is relatively short-term, you can complete the Ministry Field-Experience Form and we will post the opportunity on a virtual-bulletin board that our students can access when looking for opportunities. For more information you can contact our office at 847-317-8030 or email us at [email protected].
We also have undergraduate students who have studied in our Bible & Ministry or Education degree programs that may suit your church’s needs. Please complete the Undergraduate Information Form and we will post your position for TIU alumni and students to view. For more information on connecting with TIU undergraduates and alumni contact us at [email protected].