SoulCare Discipleship Intern Program

The SoulCare Discipleship Intern program provides seminarians an opportunity to receive valuable mentorship, training, and experience in Christian discipleship while investing in their own process of vocational discernment through a paid internship.

How the SoulCare Internship Works

Each academic year, current and incoming Seattle Pacific Seminary students will be selected for the SoulCare Discipleship Intern program. Interns help oversee the SoulCare program by leading undergraduate Wesleyan small groups, and by training and mentoring undergraduate students to lead additional small groups. The SoulCare Discipleship Internship was initially funded through a Vision and Call grant from the Murdock Charitable Trust. 

Interns will also be involved in intentional exercises on vocational discernment and discipleship, including readings, written reflections, and one-on-one mentoring, and will engage in thoughtful discussions with senior leaders from both within and outside the University. Interns serve 15 hours per week, and receive $17.50 per hour.

SoulCare Program Distinctives

Young-adult seminarians with a passion for ministering to college students should apply for this program. As a SoulCare Discipleship Intern, you will receive:

  • Training and leadership experiences related to developing a practical theology of discipleship to Jesus Christ
  • The opportunity to be involved in ministry while in the midst of seminary education, and to develop skills in pastoral care, discipleship, mentoring, leadership development, and program design, implementation, and evaluation
  • The opportunity to dialog with senior leaders from within SPU and the extended SPU network about the nature of vocation and calling
  • One-on-one mentoring with specific emphases on Christian spiritual formation and the discernment of one’s gifts, passions, and calling in ministry

Application Process and Timeline

Current and incoming SPS seminarians are invited to apply for the SoulCare Discipleship Intern program. All applications are due by 5pm on April 25, 2022. Interviews will be conducted thereafter, and the new SoulCare Discipleship Intern cohort will be notified by May 30, 2022.


  • A clear witness to a growing, vibrant faith in Christ Jesus
  • Prior acceptance into Seattle Pacific Seminary
  • Passion for ministry to college students
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven track record of working well in a team setting
  • Reliable and diligent work ethic

Download the 2022–23 Program Overview and Job Description.

How to Apply

Emailed or mailed applications for the 2022–2023 SoulCare Discipleship Intern program are due by 5 p.m. on April 25, 2022.

Please email application to:

Or submit via mail to:

SoulCare Discipleship Intern Program
Vanessa Perkinson, Associate Director
3307 3rd Avenue West, Suite 204
Seattle, WA 98119


Seminarians help undergraduates answer, “How goes it with your soul?” 

Learn more about Soulcare.