Duration: September 15, 2023 – June 15, 2024
Application Deadline: July 15, 2023
Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute (GEII), a ministry of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement, invites applications from graduate students and seminarians for 9-month research & program internships, on site at the Interchurch Center in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of New York City. Priority will be given to individuals working on research projects relating to ecumenical, interreligious, or broader cultural reconciliation and peacebuilding.
GEII offers its interns quiet, climate-controlled, and web-connected office space for research and writing; a library of ecumenical/interreligious resources to which interns have full access; experience in planning, executing, and (optionally, depending on the inclination of particular interns) designing new public-facing or scholarly programs in ecumenical/interreligious engagement; mentorship and practical advice relating to service and leadership in the field; and a stipend of $1500. Interns will also receive expenses-paid registration (and will be asked to provide modest organizational support) in the Graymoor Peace, Reconciliation, and Ecumenicity Program (GPREP), which includes five overnight retreats (in early October, December, February, April, and June) at the Holy Mountain Franciscan Retreat Center in Garrison, NY.
Interns are expected to pursue their own research project for the duration of the internship, while supporting and participating in ongoing GEII programs (including, but not necessarily limited to: online colloquia on ecumenical topics, in-person liturgies and intercommunal celebrations, the Graymoor Peace, Reconciliation, and Ecumenicity Program). Interns will be invited to publish an article relating to their research in Ecumenical Trends (GEII’s bimonthly journal dedicated to accessible scholarship at the nexus of the church, the academy, and the interfaith field), and/or offer a lecture or convene a symposium on the subject of their research. Interns should expect to be based in GEII’s Interchurch Center office 1-2 times each week, although they are welcome to be in the office more frequently.
GEII does not place our own expectations upon (or assume any responsibility for) the academic content, progress, or quality of the proposed research project. Interns are responsible for their own housing and transportation for the duration of the internship.
Interns will receive a stipend of $1500 (paid in three quarterly installments of $500), as well as having their expenses covered for participation in GPREP.
Application consists of a CV, a cover letter describing your research and indicating your interest in ecumenical and/or interreligious engagement, and a brief letter from an academic supervisor or program coordinator confirming that you are a student in good standing. Please send materials by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than July 15, 2023.