New York Intern Program is an opportunity for young adults to commit to a year of service, discernment, social justice and intentional community, based in two diverse Harlem church communities.

Recent college graduates, ages 21-29, join NYIP from late August through mid-August of the following year, to provide services to people in need, through initiatives at some of New York City's most innovative and caring agencies. The interns share apartments in the churches, and participate in the worship life and social action happening in and around these historic, activist faith communities.

NYIP believes God can be found in and through relationships.  We are committed to social justice and urban ministries.  NYIP exposes young adults to the complexities of systemic injustice while also empowering them to explore and enact faith-filled responses. Examples of past internships include working with immigrants and refugees, people with AIDS, tenant groups, disadvantaged children, former inmates, and formerly homeless families and individuals. Throughout the year, interns receive abundant support and formation facilitated by NYIP staff to help them connect their experiences with their own yearnings and leadings.

We value diversity and welcome applicants of all backgrounds. We offer a year of immersion in Harlem faith communities, learning about living lives of meaning, inspired by world-changing values. Our interns discern and clarify next steps, and prepare themselves for future work in justice and peacebuilding, graduate school, professional advancement, religious vocations, community organizing, and other endeavors.

We are partners in the We are affiliated with the New York Intern Program is also supported by the Fund for Theological Education and participates in their Volunteers Exploring Vocations Initiative. 

New York Intern Program does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, military discharge, sex, national origin, disability, or any other characteristic unrelated to the ability to perform the essential functions or basic tenets of our activities.

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