What is the Tyndale Seminary Internship Program?
The program’s objective is to provide students with a vibrant and transformative context for integrating the theological, spiritual, relational, and vocational dimensions of Christian ministry and leadership. As such, the goal is to match students with a placement setting that is consonant with their vocational goals, denominational affiliations, geographic preferences, and ministry interests.
How do I know if I need to complete an internship for my program?
You must complete the TSIP if you are enrolled in an MDiv in any of the following programs: Biblical Studies, Educational Ministry, Missions, Pastoral Ministry, Chinese Ministry, Theological Studies, or Youth and Family Ministry.
How long does the internship take from start to finish?
The internship is a course that runs two full semesters, typically from September to April of the following year.
How many hours per week will I need to commit to my placement?
The internship requires a commitment of the equivalent of 10 hours per week over two semesters for a total of 260 hours.
Do I get paid for my work as an intern?
Some placement sites are able to offer the Intern remuneration or financial assistance; however, such arrangements are entirely at the discretion of the church or organization and are privately arranged. Remuneration is not a determinative factor in placement selection.
When should I start the internship process?
The meeting with the TSIP Director should be held before the end of the student’s second year. Thus, for an internship that runs from September to April, this meeting should be arranged the March prior. The summer will be spent making the necessary preparations for the placement.
What is the first thing I need to do to begin the internship process?
Interns should begin by first arranging to meet individually with the Director of TSIP to discuss their learning objectives, vocational goals, and ministry interests.
Where will my placement be?
A listing of current placement options is on file in the TSIP Director’s office and is available to students for their consideration. Student-initiated placement proposals are also considered.
How often will I meet with my supervisor?
Internship Supervisors and interns are expected to devote one hour per week to meeting with each other for a scheduled supervision session.