The Common Good

Sojourners Internship Program

Sojourners strives to provide an internship program of Christian discipleship, with a focus on life and faith, prayer and formation, and work and mission.

  • Life and Faith: We provide participants in our program with an opportunity to live together as a community in Washington, D.C. Together, the interns design the structures for maintaining their shared household. Through weekly house meetings, the interns worship, conduct business, pray, and experience city life as a community.
  • Prayer and Formation: We offer opportunities for personal growth and learning through a structured curriculum and monthly educational seminars on a wide range of topics designed to provoke and challenge the interns' perspectives on personal and social issues of faith. Interns are matched with mentors to provide spiritual and vocational guidance during their year-long experience. Time for personal reflection, contemplation, and community building is offered at retreats given throughout the year.
  • Work and Mission: Interns develop skills by working full-time in the ministry of Sojourners. Skilled staff members challenge interns as supervisors in a variety of departments including editorial, marketing and circulation and development. Also, volunteer opportunities are encouraged to enhance interns' experience of Washington D.C.'s diverse activities and culture.

Sojourners is a connecting point for Christians nationally and internationally. We examine pressing moral, political, social, and economic issues in a spiritual, theological, and action-oriented context. We encourage people to think about the gospel implications of the issues society faces and, by bringing them to light in the context of faith, to set forth and encourage a vision for the future that is just and sustainable for the earth and its people. Lectionary reflections and columns nurture spiritual growth; editorials provide political analysis; and book, film, and music reviews critique popular culture.

Sojourners magazine also serves as a tool for national and grassroots organizing and public witness. We work to help people integrate personal and social transformation, spirituality and politics, prayer and peacemaking, the church and the world, and the prophetic tradition and the public arena.

Who can be a Sojourners Intern?

The Sojourners Internship Program is open to anyone 21 years or older who is single or married without dependents (you must have a Social Security number). We seek each year to have as much age, gender, class, race, and denominational diversity as possible. Sojourners' interns provide new energy, enthusiasm, and vitality to our life together. You must be:

  • prepared to participate enthusiastically in issues and activities of Sojourners;
  • expecting to share a household where simple living is affirmed and caring relationships are nurtured;
  • eager to face the blessings and challenges of new cultural and class settings and of different perceptions and outlooks;
  • aware that learning from others is perhaps the best way to work alongside and accompany them.

A year with Sojourners

Room, board, health insurance, city transportation, and a $100 monthly stipend for clothing, travel, and recreation are provided. Sojourners' interns commit themselves to one year of service, starting in early September and ending in mid-August the following year. We hope that our internship program will be a life-changing experience and that growth during the year will influence interns' future work and life choices.

Program Dates: September 2, 2014 - August 21, 2015

How to apply

You may download an application in PDF or Word by clicking the links below. 

Alternatively, you may complete an online version of the application.  Please click here to apply online.

Applications are also available upon request by calling (202) 328-8842, emailing, or writing to: Sojourners Internship Director; 3333 14th St. NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20010.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2014