PLT summer internship program marks seventh year

Summer 2016 interns begin work in Charlottesville, the Shenandoah Valley, and Jacksonville, Florida

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The 2016 Summer Internship in Lived Theology has begun. Tessa Crews (Col ’16) began her work at the Green Comfort School of Herbal Medicine several weeks ago, and we will begin publishing her blog reflections in the next two weeks. Elizabeth Surratt (Col ’17) starts her internship at Rebirth Community Ministries in Jacksonville, Florida, this week, and Brit Dunnavant (Col ’17), will begin working at The Haven next week.

Tessa, Elizabeth, and Brit mark the seventh consecutive class of the Summer Internship in Lived Theology. During the previous six summers, students have worked domestically in Washington, DC; Richmond, Virginia; Durham, North Carolina; Oakland, San Francisco, and Charlottesville; and internationally in the countries of England, South Africa, Burkina Faso, Nicaragua, and Kenya. We have coordinated with 15 community organizations and involved more than a half dozen U.Va. faculty in mentorship roles. Internship alumni have gone on to graduate studies, seminary, Teach for America, and to professions in areas of ministry, nonprofit work, nursing, community organizing, global health, finance, media, and social justice.

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