About internships

Each summer, college students come to The Mother Church in Boston to gain professional experience, new friendships, and deepen their commitment to Christian Science. They bring fresh ideas and contribute unique skills to the Christian Science movement.

The 2020 summer internship program will run 11 weeks, from May 26-August 7.

Explore available internships

What Do Interns Do?

Interns spend about 90% of their time working for a single church department and 10% of their time as a group. This dynamic structure allows them to work with a lot of people at The Mother Church and receive professional mentoring from a variety of supervisors. During group time they will gain a deeper understanding of the full range of resources and programs which The Mother Church supports, and will have opportunities to contribute to them.

What Kind of Work?

Internships are offered in a wide variety of study areas: event planning, community building, promotion, publishing, editorial, design, creative expression, and more. Ideally, each intern finds work directly related to her or his field of study. 

What Do Interns Do as a Group?

About 10% of the interns’ time will be spent as a group where they will:

  • Learn from Church Officers and managers around the organization

  • Provide feedback on new resources and products

  • Help create media projects

  • Help with web publishing

  • Engage in community outreach

  • Tour Boston and greater New England to learn about Mary Baker Eddy's life experience

Who Can Apply?

Students and recent graduates who are spiritual thinkers and are proactive in their churches or communities, or on their college or university campuses are eligible. Above all, interns must be committed to the healing mission of The Mother Church. J-1 visa sponsorship may be available for non-US students and recent graduates, depending on individual circumstances. Please send an email to tmcyouthintern@christianscience.com for more information. 

What’s the Compensation?

Interns will not receive pay or compensation but will receive a living stipend of $300 per week to help offset the cost of living in Boston. They will also be housed near The Mother Church, free of charge, for the duration of the program. The living stipend and housing are taxable benefits. Interns who are Mother Church members and are returning to school after the internship program will be eligible to receive an Albert Baker Fund educational grant award after their successful completion of the program.

What’s the Application Process?

Just fill out the online application and either attach your resume and cover letter in the application or email it to tmcyouthintern@christianscience.com. Please be sure to tell us your field of study and what you’d like to do at The Mother Church. After everything is submitted we’ll contact you to schedule an interview.

Applications are due by February 18, 2020. Decisions will be made by the end of the month.


Please send an email to:

1-800-288-7090 ext. 3700 (toll-free)

TMC Youth – Interns
The First Church of Christ, Scientist
210 Massachusetts Ave., P06-10
Boston, Massachusetts, 02115-3195 USA