Columba House

Goal of Program

We cultivate young adults to become disciples and leaders in the Episcopal Church and “to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ” (The Book of Common Prayer, p. 855).

Type of Placement

The 8-Month Residential Internship will develop young people as Christian disciples and leaders through prayer, communal life, organizing events and connecting to the local community. They commit to following a Communal Rule of Life, doing serve in the city, praying the Daily Office, going on retreats and eating meals together as a house. While living in the Columba House Savannah community, each Intern will work part-time at a local parish or non-profit organization and will have opportunities to engage spiritual direction and study through Education for Ministry, a pre-seminary course of study accredited by Sewanee's School of Theology. Our 12 partner sites include: at-risk childrens' and family services, working with United Way as a fundraising associate, interning with a rape crisis prevention group, work in local Episcopal parishes in Savannah, among others! Applicants interview with potential site partners before choosing their own partner site from which to work during the workday. Applicants are inv

Service Area

Savannah, GA

Service Length

8-Month Residential Internship (August 2017 - April 2018)

Program Size

One to four interns


The Columba House Internship Program is open to all single, unmarried applicants between the ages of 21 and 35 who vow to remain celibate while living in the house. Interns may not attend school or work other jobs while participating and living in the program. Columba House does not discriminate applicants on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or denominational affiliation. Columba House is a residential program of the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia and prays using The Book of Common Prayer, 1979.

Financial Arrangements

Interns are provided housing in downtown Savannah, basic health insurance, reimbursements for work-related travel, professional training opportunities during orientation, and a modest living stipend (for food and other basic living expenses).

Living Arrangements

Interns live in intentional community, sharing a 6-bedroom house. Each Intern is allotted one bedroom to himself/herself but may share a bathroom with another housemate.


Our mission of holy unity and discipleship is carried out through worship, study, and work in the House and surrounding neighborhood. In order to become the next generation of lay and ordained church leaders, Interns share a common schedule with daily worship, work and free time, weekly discipleship and leadership training and neighborhood events, and semi-annual retreats. These elements of the program ensure that Interns have the tools they need to live as mature, evangelistic Christians grounded in the catholic faith.

Application Deadline

Priority Deadline: April 27, 2017 Rolling Admission Afterward. Contact us today! We look forward to helping you reach your potential!


Sam McKean


611 East Bay St.
Savannah, 31401
Phone: 912 236-4279


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