Internships at Abbott Northwestern Hospital

The internship program offer introductory, specialized training in clinical spiritual care, emphasizing spiritual/theological integration, ethical reflection and leadership in spiritual care. Interns experience clinical assignments that provide in-depth exposure to specialty areas, enabling each student to become an integral part of the health care team.

All CPE units require at least 400 hours of educational and ministry activity. Time commitments for these units vary from approximately 13 hours per week in the hospital for the super extended unit, 20 to 26 hours per week in the fall and spring for semester-long units, to 40 hours per week in the hospital during the summer intensive unit. All units include additional scheduled on-call hours for overnights and weekends.

Upcoming internship units at Abbott Northwestern Hospital

  • To be determined.

To apply

Please review the CPE application guide for information about the application process and about "what makes a good CPE application."

Electronic submission of applications is preferred. Please send application materials to If applying by mail, please send your application to the address listed below.

If you have questions or would like to submit an Allina Health CPE Center application for any of our programs, contact:

Abbott Northwestern Clinical Pastoral Education
800 East 28th St – MR 16603
Minneapolis, MN 55407-3799
Phone: 612-863-1304
Fax: 612-863-5785
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