Program Requirements

Eligibility Requirements

The Campus Ministry Graduate Internship Program seeks mature Catholic men and women who are committed to offering assigned ministry in a First Year Residence Hall setting.

Each academic year (late spring semester), the Center for Pastoral Ministry Education and Internship awards four Graduate Internships in Campus Ministry and selects candidates from among applicant’s accepted into a Graduate Degree Program at Villanova.

The Internship spans two years of academic and ministerial work (including at least one summer of academic work) and offers many opportunities for development personally, spiritually, academically, and professionally.

Eligible candidates must:

  • have an undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • have completed a minimum one year of post undergraduate work or service experience; and
  • be eligible for admission to the Graduate Degree Program at Villanova.

General Program Requirements

We expect all Interns to:

  • live in a first-year residence hall and spend 20 hours a week in ministry work;
  • utilize their gifts, talents, education, and expertise in service of Campus Ministry throughout two academic years;
  • participate in Campus Ministry staff meetings, Intern group meetings, theological reflections, and other related meetings;
  • attend Residence Life area and building meetings when possible and work collaboratively with Residence Life staff; and
  • enroll in the combined MA/CERT and Campus Ministry Internship degree program.

Specific Program Requirements

  • Regular individual meetings with Coordinator of Campus Ministry Graduate Internship Program; submit weekly work log.
  • Serve as advisor for a Fall & Spring break service trip; support your leaders in the weeks up until break, attend group meetings (as many as possible)
  • Collaborate with team of Interns in planning the Freshmen Escape retreats
  • Create and facilitate a weekly faith sharing Get Real Group (weekly faith sharing) in residence hall
  • Invite and encourage students to accompany you to Sunday evening Liturgy; attend all University large Liturgies
  • Invite and encourage students to attend University events such as Huger and Homelessness Awareness Week, Special Olympics, and St. Thomas of Villanova Day of Service.

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Sunday Mass
7:30AM, 10:30AM
5:30PM, 7 & 9PM
St. Thomas of Villanova Church

Saturday Vigil Mass
5:30PM
Corr Chapel

Daily Mass (Mon–Fri)
12:05 & 5:30PM
Corr Chapel  

Sacrament of Reconciliation
3:30–4:30PM Tue & Wed
St. Thomas of Villanova Church  

[610] 519–4080
[610] 519–6020 (fax)
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St. Rita Hall
800 E. Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085

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In the spirit of St. Augustine, who urged his followers to search for God together, please consider the following reflection. Responding to the Pharisees question of “which commandment in the law is the greatest, Jesus sets forth what appears to be two commandments, but in reality they are both essential parts of the single commandment TO LOVE. Jesus message is clear: to love God is to love other people. They are inseparable. God, ourselves, and others form the triad that is the expression of love. The Exodus reading teaches us that love is expressed in actions, such as compassion, mercy, kindness and forgiveness. If our hearts are open we are freed to love.

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