Intern- Graduate Level- Clinical Pastoral Education

Rockville, MD
Apr 18, 2022
Mar 01, 2023
Full Time
Graduate Level Internship (unpaid) - Clinical Pastoral Education
Adventist Healthcare is looking for spiritual care providers interested in becoming Clinical Pastoral Education candidates to provide spiritual care to our patients and staff.

This is an unpaid internship as part of clinical training for spiritual care providers.

Preferred candidates would be current seminarians, or master's degree graduates (seminary or other spiritual learning path). Lay persons or other spiritual leaders interested will also be considered.

Clinical Pastoral Education Interns receive full supervision and educational credit towards board certification as healthcare chaplains through in person ministry practice in our hospitals. Training is provided through group work, one on one supervision, shadowing board certified chaplains and presenting case presentations in group. Through the group process, interns receive feedback and support for their ministry in a clinical setting.

This program requires approximately 20 hours per week; One eight-hour shift during the week, and one 12 hour shift on the weekend.

Instructions for applying to Internship:
1. Download and complete our Clinical Pastoral Education Application
2. Email completed applications and all required essays and evaluations to
3. You will receive an email confirmation of your application submission, after which you will be contacted by a member of the AHC Spiritual Care team to schedule and interview. Please make sure that your contact information is up to date in all communications.


Work Schedule:

Part time, approx 20 hrs per week.

At Adventist HealthCare our job is to care for you.

We do this by offering:
  • Work life balance through nonrotating shifts
  • Recognition and rewards for professional expertise
  • 403(b) retirement plan
  • Free Employee parking
  • Benefits Eligible Positions:
    • Competitive, comprehensive benefit plans [including health, employer-paid disability and life insurance, PTO]
    • Employer retirement contribution and match after 1-year of eligible employment with 3 year vesting
    • Ancillary benefits such as flexible spending, legal and pet insurance to meet the needs of employees and their eligible family members
    • Subsidized childcare at participating childcare centers

As a faith-based organization, with over a century of caring for the communities in the Maryland area, Adventist HealthCare has earned a reputation for high-quality, compassionate care. Adventist HealthCare was the first and is the largest healthcare provider in Montgomery County.

If you want to make a difference in someone's life every day, consider a position with a team of professionals who are doing just that, making a difference.

Join the Adventist HealthCare team today, apply now to be considered!

COVID-19 Vaccination

Adventist HealthCare requires all applicants to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before commencing employment. Applicants may be required to furnish proof of vaccination and , if offered, may elect to be vaccinated at a n designated Adventist HealthCare location.

Tobacco and Drug Statement

Tobacco use is a well-recognized preventable cause of death in the United States and an important public health issue. In order to promote and maintain a healthy work environment, Adventist HealthCare will not hire applicants for employment who either state that they are nicotine users or who test positive for nicotine and drug use.

While some jurisdictions, including Maryland, permit the use of marijuana for medical purposes, marijuana continues to be classified as an illegal drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act. As a result, medical marijuana use will not be accepted as a valid explanation for a positive drug test result.

Adventist HealthCare will withdraw offers of employment to applicants who test positive for Cotinine (nicotine) and marijuana. Those testing positive are given the opportunity to re-apply in 90 days, if they can truthfully attest that they have not used any nicotine products in the past ninety (90) days and successfully pass follow-up testing.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Adventist HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to attracting, engaging, and developing the best people to cultivate our mission-centric culture. Our goal is to have a welcoming, equitable, and safe place to work and grow for all employees, no matter their background. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Adventist HealthCare will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. Adventist HealthCare is a religious organization as defined under applicable law; however, it will endeavor to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants' religious beliefs.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for disabilities or religious belief should contact the Support Center HR Office.

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