The United Methodist General Board of Church and Society Ethnic Young Adult internship program is now receiving applications

The United Methodist General Board of Church and Society Ethnic Young Adult internship program is now receiving applications

December 13, 2022

ViaFaith McCullough is currently an ImpactOK2 Resident in the Oklahoma Annual Conference. She reflects on how the GBCS Ethnic Young Adult Internship helped her to live out her faith boldly. Read her Reflection.

Church and Society’s internships are designed for people interested in educating, advocating and connecting in the intersection of faith and social justice.

The Ethnic Young Adult (EYA) internship program is designed for young justice seekers wanting to unpack their faith and identity and develop a deeper understanding of justice. Interns gain professional experience by serving with a placement organization (network partner of Church and Society) to address social injustices. These partner organizations do advocacy, public policy, nonprofit and grassroots organizing. EYAs work with their placement organization four days a week.

EYAs engage in weekly seminars and devotions. These sessions are designed to explore various topics related to Church & Society’s mission, vision, and ongoing efforts. Interns are also introduced to concepts of justice, spiritual practices, and learn from advocates and faith leaders. 

This is a unique opportunity to participate in national advocacy and public witness as participants put their faith in action.


  • Be a member of The United Methodist Church,
  • Be between 18 and 22 years old (Central Conference interns are accepted up to 24 years old),
  • Be at the academic level of rising sophomore, junior or senior in college/university studies or employed full-time,
  • Show active leadership and participation in the local church/community and an involvement in social justice activities; 
  • Self-identify as a person of color


Internships are also offered year round for students and those seeking to learn about The United Methodist Church’s current advocacy and education around the Social Principles. These internships vary based on experience, and are designed around the interest/academic need of the applicant and the portfolios of our staff who serve as their supervisors. These internships are limited.


All qualified applicants must submit an application. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Apply here.

For more information or any questions please contact Katie Monfortte, Internship Coordinator.
Phone: 202.488.5650