Each CMI engages in some shared ministerial roles geared specifically to first-year students. These include, working with student leaders to plan and implement our Escape Retreats, as well as facilitating a weekly sharing group in his or her residence hall. Each CMI also advises a Service and Justice (Alternative Break) Experience once each semester.
Villanova's Graduate Internship program is unique, however, in that, in addition to these basic ministerial requirements, each CMI is also encouraged to explore the possibility of choosing a more specialized ministerial placement within Campus Ministry or within the broader umbrella of our Office for Mission and Ministry. Such placements allow the intern to be mentored by an experienced minister in a particular area of ministry, such as liturgy, ecumenical and interfaith outreach, peace and justice education, social justice advocacy, Hispanic outreach, local service programing, etc. Opportunities also exist for a specialized placement within local parishes.
These specialized ministerial placements involve 3-5 hours/week which make up a portion of the intern's overall ministerial commitment of 20 hours/week.