Jubilee Consortium Episcopal Urban Intern Program
Affiliation:Episcopal Service Corps & Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles
Goal of Program:Jubilee Consortium’s Episcopal Urban Intern Program (EUIP) provides a personally and professionally transformative service year experience to young adults ages 21 to 29, enriching the greater Los Angeles community while preparing future change makers for lives of civic engagement and spiritual discernment.Though EUIP is partnered with and rooted in the Episcopal tradition, we accept, embrace, and encourage people of all faiths and religious/non religious backgrounds to participate. Every fall since 1991, over 20 young leaders gather from all over the country to live in Episcopalian intentional community and serve at community development agencies in the Greater Los Angeles area. Now in its 27th year, the Episcopal Urban Intern Program (EUIP) has touched the lives of over 10,000 families in the Greater Los Angeles area and equipped over 250 change makers who have pledged their lives to service. In addition, EUIP has allowed over 50 community development agencies to increase institutional capacity, now better staffed to serve their community. Through intentional service, community, and discernment, EUIP endows today’s youth with the skills and abilities to transform their communities and the world.
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.
Requirements: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 Arrangement: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 Size:20-24 volunteer interns per year.
Training: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.