About internships

Each summer, university students and recent grads intern with 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 2023 fall internship program will run 8 weeks, from September 11-November 3. It will be fully online. The application deadline is August 31, 2023. Interns will work for 6 hours per day, during regular business hours, based on Boston's timezone (UTC-4 until November 5).

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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 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: multimedia production, translation services, event planning, and more. Ideally, each intern finds opportunities directly related to their field of study.

What Do Interns Do as a Group?

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

  • Learn from Church Officers and managers around the organization

  • Gain a greater understanding of church

  • Provide feedback on new resources and products

  • Support the organization through special projects

Who Can Apply?

Current university and graduate students, as well as those who have graduated within the past year are eligible. Applicants are spiritual thinkers who are proactive in their churches, communities, or universities. 

Applicants from anywhere in the world are welcome to apply. To do so, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  1. Access to stable and fast internet

  2. Fluency in English

  3. A commitment to working normal business hours, based on Boston’s time zone

Above all, interns must be committed to the healing mission of Christian Science.

What are Interns Paid?

Interns will receive a living stipend of $300/week, as well as a housing stipend to be determined based on their work location. The living stipend and housing stipend are taxable benefits.

What's the Application Process?

Just fill out the online application and either attach your resume and cover letter in the application or email them to Please be sure to tell us your field of study and what you’d like to do at The Mother Church. We interview most applicants; however due to the volume of applications we receive, unfortunately we are not able to meet with everyone.

Applications are due by August 31, 2023, and decisions will be made as applications are received.


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