ETS6940EN - Theological Studies Masters Internship

Course description

Placed with an on-site professional who manages your workload and oversees your performance, much as an administrator in an actual employment setting would, you engage in full-time application of program learning as you perform professional duties. The course may be repeated with a total credit limit of 6 credit hours. Specific course numbers by department include: ETS 6941 - Biblical Studies; ETS 6942 - Missional Theology & History; ETS 6943 - Moral & Social Theology; ETS 6944 - Cultural & Contextual Theology; ETS 6945 - Ecotheology Studies.

How this course benefits students

Full-time authentic work experience enable students to apply program learning, learn from other professionals, gain exposure to the variety of tasks within a given profession, and reflect upon themselves as performers of those tasks all while receiving support and constructive feedback from an on-site supervisor.

Why this course is important

Experiential learning courses move students beyond the eclassroom to a sequence of experiences that foster practical interaction with course concepts as a means of preparing the student for lifelong mission in the service of God within their respective academic disciplines and equipping students to become missional professionals and leaders in their chosen fields of endeavors.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Experiential Learning STS
Educational level
Learning type
Upcoming terms
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

Internships are rooted in the New Testament concept of "disciple" as a learner who follows the master teacher.

Missionally driven

Students will identify where God is at work among peoples in a professional community and join in this work.

Contextually informed

Students reflect upon and interact within the career related professional culture.

Interculturally focused

Students observe the extant of and interact within the cultural diversity of the profession.

Practically minded

Students will put into practice course concepts in order to develop their skills and ehance personal giftedness as they contribute to their field-work site.

Experientially transformed

Students will experience an actual work environment, reflect upon themselves as a missional professional and leader, and provide positive benefit to the internship site.