Learning plans are central to reflective, student-centered learning. The Learning Covenant helps structure supervised ministry by helping the student identify and be intentional about what they want to learn from their experience and the tasks and activities that will provide opportunities to learn those things. It should be an organic–not rigid–document in that it will probably change somewhat through the internship as the student learns more about the site and themselves. You might revisit it several times through your internship to see how you are doing or whether it should be tweaked. As a covenant, it is always interpreted through the negotiations of relationships among those invested in this student’s ministerial formation through supervised ministry.
- Guide for Crafting a Learning Covenant. Use this to start thinking about what you want to learn from your internship.
- Learning Covenant Form. Complete, discuss with your supervisor, sign, and submit to the OSM by the due date.
- Learning Goals Worksheet. Use when you start your internship to plan tasks and activities.
The purpose of practicum is to support critical, theological reflection on the nature, practice and context of ministry as experienced in the internship. Practicum takes place in a collaborative learning community of student peers and is facilitated by a qualified ministry practitioner. In this setting, students gain the experience of collegial support and feedback from their peers while building a foundation for lifelong learning in ministry.
- Syllabus and schedule
- Practicum Facilitators
- Class Preps. Rather than assignments, think of these as activities that enable students to participate fully in the next group meeting. They are not turned in for a grade.
- Readings and Handouts
Reports are submitted at the end of each semester by the student, supervisor, and theological mentor (if different from supervisor). Time logs are approved by the supervisor and submitted at the middle and end of each term. You can use any method or software app to keep track of your time, as long as it allows you to describe the task and your supervisor can sign and forward to me. See Calendar of Events and Deadlines for actual dates.
Yale Divinity School ensures that every student intern receives at least $4,000 per year as a stipend for Supervised Ministry. In addition to that amount, sites are encouraged to help the student with transportation expenses. If you are receiving financial aid from your site that is not reimbursement for travel, inform the Director of Supervised Ministries because it affects the amount of your stipend from Yale.
FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS to receive your internship stipend:
- Complete the Personal Data section of the attached Form 3501 FR.25.
- Send the Form 3501 FR.25 as a .pdf file to Ann-Marie Piscitelli in the Business Office: firstname.lastname@example.org
IF YOU HAVE NEVER WORKED FOR YALE (e.g., work-study), DO THESE ADDITIONAL STEPS:
- Login to Workday from the It’s Your Yale website: http://your.yale.edu
- AFTER SEPTEMBER 9, in Workday under the Pay button, complete your I-9 and any other tax documents, and direct deposit information if you want to use direct deposit.
- Visit one of the Yale University I-9 Centers with the necessary identification to receive approval. See attached list of I-9 Centers and list of necessary identification to take.
Payment details: Students will be paid $250 on the 15th and last day of each month from September 15 through Dec 31 for a total of $2,000. The process will be repeated for the second semester. However, you will not receive your first paycheck until all of your paperwork is received and processed.
If you have difficulty getting your check, contact Ann-Marie. If you have trouble figuring out Workday, contact Employee Services at 203-432-5552 or email@example.com.