Internship

Clergy, seminarians, members of religious orders, and lay persons are eligible to apply for this 400-hour clinical education experience. It occurs in the context of the following:

  • individual learning goals set and evaluated by the student
  • ministry to patients, families, and staff on a clinical assignment
  • evening/night and weekend on-call coverage
  • peer learning and reflection through supervised meetings with a CPE student peer group
  • seminars include critical reflection on students' clinical material, didactic instruction, theological reflection and integration, and interpersonal relationship group with a focus on interpersonal dynamics
  • personal and professional reflection facilitated by a CPE educator
  • mid-unit and final evaluation of students' learning and of the program

Students may arrange academic credit with the seminary or graduate school of their choice.

Clinical Sites

If you take CPE at an Allina Health CPE Center site, you will be engaged in meaningful, challenging spiritual care as part of a strong Spiritual Care Department and an interdisciplinary model of health care. Interns function with a high degree of autonomy and accountability and have the support to take risks and make mistakes as part of their learning process. The following are the clinical sites and assignment opportunities:

The largest hospital in the Twin Cities with 686 beds, Abbott Northwestern Hospital near downtown Minneapolis, is a non-profit hospital recognized nationally and locally for its exceptional expertise and care. Each year, the hospital serves more than 200,000 patients and their families from across the Twin Cities and Upper Midwest.

Clinical opportunities for interns include:

  • Cardiovascular
  • Medical-Surgical
  • Orthopedics
  • Renal
  • Women's Health
  • Pediatrics (Children's Hospital)
  • On call coverage for all hospital units

Mercy Hospital (Coon Rapids, MN), nationally recognized for clinical excellence and compassionate care, is a 481-bed, non-profit hospital serving the northwestern Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area.

Clinical opportunities for interns include:

  • Cardiovascular
  • Medical-Surgical
  • Orthopedics
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Chemical Dependency
  • Emergency Services
  • Birth Center
  • Mental Health
  • On call coverage for all hospital units

United Hospital (St. Paul, MN) is a non-profit and the largest hospital in the Twin Cities east metro area, with 556 beds.  It provides a full range of health care and is recognized nationally and locally for its expertise and care. United Hospital serves more than 200,000 patients and their families each year.

  • Birth Center
  • Cardiovascular
  • Medical-Surgical
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Orthopedics
  • Pediatrics (Children's Hospital)
  • On call coverage for all hospital units