Candler’s international internships encourage students to grow in the skills of ministry and leadership in diverse cultural contexts and provide opportunities for students to work in both church and community settings. Students teach, preach, and serve in a variety of leadership roles while also learning about the ways particular locations and cultures impact a vision of Christian community and service.

Bahamas Internship

This summer internship offers an opportunity for a Candler student to serve in the Bahamas Conference of the Methodist Church during the summer of 2013. This opportunity allows students to experience ministry in a unique context, to share their gifts, and to learn from congregations engaging the Wesleyan tradition within a Caribbean culture. Students often work in rural settings, serving in churches as pastors. Interns teach, preach, and share in other practices of ministry. Placements may involve church or church camp settings. All students are welcome to apply. Preference may be given to the following: United Methodists; African-Americans; and current Master of Divinity (MDiv) Middlers. For more information contact Rev. Ellen Echols Purdum, Assistant Dean for Student Life and Spiritual Formation, at or 404.727.4430.