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.
You must complete an internship if you are enrolled in the MDiv program of any kind, except for the following programs, which have separate internship requirements:
- MDiv Clinical Counselling track
- MDiv Spiritual Formation
- MDiv Church in the City
The internship is a course that runs two full semesters, and can begin in September (Fall), January (Winter), or May (Spring/Summer). Even though it is a two semester course it only counts as one 3 credit course and only requires registering once (at the beginning of the internship).
The internship requires a commitment of the equivalent of 10 hours per week over two semesters for a total of 260 hours.
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.
The meeting with the Director of the Tyndale Seminary Internship Program 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.
Interns should begin by first filling out the TSIP Student Internship Application Form and then arranging to meet individually with the Director of the Tyndale Seminary Internship Program to discuss their learning objectives, vocational goals, and ministry interests. This form is found on the "MDiv Internship" page in classes.tyndale.ca. If you need any support, contact the internship administrator by email at seminternship [at] tyndale [dot] ca to set up an appointment.
The placement can be either initiated by the student (i.e. secured by the student at a ministry site of their choice) or by referral from the Director of the Tyndale Seminary Internship Program. If the student requires a referral, they will need to complete the TSIP Student Internship Application form (found on the "MDiv Internship" page in classes.tyndale.ca) and provide a resume to the Director by email, so that the Director can assist in finding the most appropriate placement site.
Internship Supervisors and interns are expected to devote one hour per week to meeting with each other for a scheduled supervision session.
Contact (or book an appointment with) the Director of the Tyndale Seminary Internship Program, Dr. Michael Krause by phone at 416-226-6620 x2239 or by email mkrause [at] tyndale [dot] ca.