Jubilee Year LA: An Episcopal Urban Intern Program

Goal of Program

A 2017 Service Year Alliance Program Impact Award recipient, the mission of Jubilee Year (formerly the Episcopal Urban Intern Program) is to raise up a new generation of changemakers for the world – individuals who will spend their lives working to advocate for peace and justice for all people. Jubilee Year Los Angeles (JYLA) prepares young adults to become such leaders. Each fall since 1991, JYLA has gathered a new class of young adults (ages 21-29) from across the United States to live in intentional community and serve for change in some of Los Angeles County’s most innovative and effective community-minded agencies. JYLA is one of the longest continuously serving year of service programs in the nation. Our staff makes it a priority to compile a diverse, unique group of young adults each year to represent our program. We are looking for applicants who: -Are 21-29 years old -Hold a Bachelor’s Degree -Are passionate about social justice -Are inspired by serving communities of need -Are US Citiz

Type of Placement

EUIP currently partners with agencies committed to addressing: homelessness, unemployment, immigration & refugee services, disparities in urban education and access to college prep, special education services, at-risk youth, college chaplaincy, health justice and medical/legal advocacy. EUIP is a diverse group composed of passionate recent college graduates with hearts for change. Join us!

Service Area

Greater Los Angeles Area

Service Length

11 and 1/2 month program beginning the second weekend of August and ending the end of July of the following year.

Program Size

20-24 volunteer interns per year.


Interested applicants should be between 21 and 29 years of age, be in good emotional and physical health, be able to offer letters of recommendation, be willing to commit themselves to a year of intentional community living, spiritual formation, full-time service work (volunteer), personal development, and participate in ALL aspects of the program.

Financial Arrangements

Monthly sustenance stipend; health, dental, and vision insurance provided for anyone who does not already have coverage; fully furnished housing; and transportation stipend all provided.

Living Arrangements

EUIs commit to a year of living in intentional community. This entails developing relationships as a corps and also as smaller home communities throughout Los Angeles in housing provided by the EUI Program. EUIs live together, eat together, explore spirituality together, serve together, and enjoy all that Los Angeles has to offer together. EUIs commit to a year of living simply. As our corps serves the community, they learn to live within simple means much like the people they serve.


Program orientation; Work-site orientation/training; quarterly retreats (about two days each); monthly Second Sunday Gathering (full EUIP community meeting including speaker and themed discussion); minimum of monthly house meeting with director; minimum of weekly house meeting with housemates; minimum of weekly spiritual practice with housemates; minimum of monthly one-on-one with director; minimum of quarterly one-on-one with a member of EUIP Spiritual Mentor Panel.

Application Deadline

Episcopal Service Corps application opens in December; first offers of acceptance sent in February; rolling acceptances until cohort of 20-24 volunteer interns is complete.


Mavis Bortey-fio


6125 Carlos Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Phone: 323 469-3993


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