If your degree plan requires Spiritual Formation, complete your first semester of Spiritual Formation (SF 101) at either the Dallas campus or the Houston extension site. For more information about the Spiritual Formation program at Dallas Seminary, please contact the Spiritual Formation and Leadership Office at 214-887-5260 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Degree and Internship Requirements
Please refer to the Seminary Catalog to determine the specific internship for your degree (found under “Academic Programs”). A Servant Leadership Internship requires the student to be involved in ministry hours (7-10 hours per week for the semesters registered) in a local church/parachurch setting, as well as completion of a portfolio related to the DTS Core Competencies and, depending on degree, the student’s ministry emphasis.
Select an Internship Site
Select an internship site and mentor based on your vocational interest, degree and/or ministry emphasis requirements. In addition to your mentor, you will need to identify five “Field Observers” who will consult with you during the internship. These field observers can include, but are not limited to, people that work with you during the internship. The Spiritual Formation and Leadership Department is happy to assist you in either locating an internship site or to evaluate your internship options. To schedule an appointment with an Internship Coordinator call 214-887-5266.
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Register for Your Internship
You must complete a 60 minute interview with an internship coordinator to register for an internship the semester prior to the start of your internship. Your internship site will be approved during this conversation; please secure the internship opportunity prior to a registration interview. To schedule this interview, please call 214-887-5266. (Note: If you schedule the interview after the early registration period, you will be responsible to pay all late registration fees.) If you have questions before you are ready to register, you are welcome to speak to a coordinator at any time.
When you register for an internship, you will also be registered for an internship course in Online Ed, which is used for tracking your progress throughout the internship. You will receive a syllabus on this site that will provide the latest information about the specific internship requirements, as well as all required internship course files.Note: If you schedule the interview after the early registration period, you will be responsible to pay all late registration fees.