The Office of Spiritual and Religious Life offers year long internships to Candler School of Theology students who are interested in campus ministry and college chaplaincy. Interns are generally assigned to a specific aspect or program of Religious Life. Over the last five years, the office has had more than forty interns, with many of them now working in higher education in some capacity.

Current Programs include:

  • Beloved Community: A Christian worship service affirming hospitality, inclusion, and justice. Worship is ecumenical and planned specifically for the campus setting.
  • Inter-Religious Council (IRC): IRC is comprised of undergraduate students and creates space to build relationships while engaging in inter-religious dialogue.
  • Journeys of Reconciliation: An immersion travel experience that focuses on learning about conflict, peace, compassion, and justice while exploring the landscape of the communities we visit and hearing the stories of people we meet.
  • Unexpected ^U: Interns plan and execute space where undergraduate students can explore the deep connections between religion and spirituality as they inform practices of justice.

Through working with the programs interns have the opportunity to:

  • Develop leadership capacities and skills in the areas of religion and higher education.
  • Cultivate skills in facilitating conversation centered on difference.
  • Work collaboratively with teams from OSRL and other offices and divisions within the University.
  • Explore practices of non-clinical pastoral caregiving across traditions.
  • Write and lead curriculum for student programming that seeks to strengthen group identity with one's religious tradition and cultivate inter-religious relationships.

For more information or to apply for an internship, contact Rev. Kevin Crawford at or 404-727-4449.

2018-2019 Contextual Education II Interns


Anna Swyger is a 2nd year MDiv student from Lakeland, FL who loves college football and cooking. 
"I chose OSRL as my internship so I could be immersed in a multi-faith environment and help students cultivate a sense of identity and celebrate diversity. I am looking forward to working with Emory students as they try to balance their spiritual and personal beleifs amidst the demands of higher education, and I am thankful for the opportunity to engage with such an incredible community."
Emily Rivers is a 2nd year MDiv student hailing from Winston Salem, NC who enjoys teaching yoga, running, hikike, soaking up sun, and spending time with family and friends.
"I chose OSRL for my Con Ed II placement because it will be a perfect opportunity to pursue my passions for holistic health by assisting young adults to cultivate strong and lasting practices of health, wellness, and self-care. Additionally, I am committed to interfaith work and I deeply desire for others to become united in mutual respect and care regardless of their religious or cultural backgrouds. During my internship I hope to build meaningful relationships with students that are grounded in wholeness and filled with patience and support."