Full-Time Internships

Full-time non-stipend units of clinical pastoral education are offered four times each year. See below for information on part-time non-stipend units of CPE.

Program Dates


Internships last three months at various times throughout the year. Dates are dependent on hospital orientation and quarterly evaluation schedules.

  • August - November
  • November – February
  • February – May
  • May - August

Time Requirements

After two weeks full-time initial orientation the program requires full time work. Classes are included in the time stated and homework is as assigned.

Preferred Pre-Requisites

Completion of the equivalent of one year full time towards the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) or equivalent; a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a field related to healthcare or the helping professions such as a BSN, MSW; or a master’s in an allied health related field. The degree should be from an institution recognized by www.chea.org.

Application Deadline

There is no application deadline for U. S. citizens or for international students with a current visa and work permit that is good through the end-date of the CPE program. Applicants are accepted on a rolling admission basis. Deadline for applications from international students (without a current visa and work permit) is 180 days prior to program start date.

Stipend: None
Credit: 1 Unit of ACPE Clinical Pastoral Education
Tuition: $500 for the unit