Episcopal Service Corps (ESC)

Goal of Program

Leadership An ESC Year is not just another internship. Through placements like those listed above, our Corps members can apply their passion, talent, and creativity in meaningful placements dedicated to building a just society while also honing their professional skills to prepare for whatever is next. Community Building Young adults serving through ESC come from all over the world and all walks of life. What they have in common is their commitment to making a difference. For ESC, living together in intentional community means that Corps members commit to a year of growing, laughing, crying, playing, and supporting one another whether doing the dishes, in weekly house meetings, or on retreat. Personal Growth Throughout the year, every Corps member is surrounded by mentors and leaders dedicated to providing opportunities for Corps members to dig deep into issues that matter to them. In addition, joining ESC means that we take care of basic living expenses so our Corps can focus on transformation.

Type of Placement

ESC corps members work in a wide variety of settings including education, homelessness and affordable housing, the arts, health care, disaster response, parish ministry, environmental justice, legal services, community organizing, LGBTQIA+, immigrant and refugee services, violence prevention and intervention, and food justice. Each program offers different placements depending on the needs and opportunities in the local community.

Service Area

Episcopal Service Corps deploys in a number states: Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Washington, Wyoming.

Service Length

All programs are between 10 and 12 months. Most begin in July/August and ending sometime between May/July. Plainsong Farm begins in January and ends in October.

Program Size

The programs within the Episcopal Service Corps network vary in size from four Corps members in one house to up to 13 corps members living in multiple houses.


A willingness to share, work, listen, pray, and grow is required to apply to Episcopal Service Corps! Other than that, no special skills, experience, or education level is necessary.

Financial Arrangements

Housing, health coverage, a personal stipend, a grocery stipend, local transportation and leadership, professional, spiritual development.

Living Arrangements

Corps members live in intentional community. Community life is guided by a mutually written "Rule of Life." Community members share chores and responsibilities equally.


Come as you are. All relevant training will be completed as part of your year of service during orientation, retreats, and sessions throughout the year.

Application Deadline

The ESC application is open on a rolling basis until programs are filled.

Start Date


Wendy Johnson


815 2nd Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 347 880-6512


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Patty Lindsey
1003 W Town St
Columbus, OH 43222
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Wendy Johnson
2091 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
Phone: 347 880-6512
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Episcopal Service Corps programs are affiliated with The Episcopal Church. Episcopal Service Corps values and celebrates diversity and all backgrounds are welcome..

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