The General Board of Church and Society's Ethnic Young Adult (EYA) program will run from June 2 to July 28, 2018. This eight-week intensive program is designed for young justice-seekers who are willing to put their faith into action as they work in the intersections of faith, advocacy, and social change.
EYAs work four days a week with Church and Society's coalition and placement partners. At these placements interns serve with advocacy, public policy, nonprofit and grassroots organizations. For an idea of where these placements could be our placement partners from last summer were: Creation Justice Ministries, Church World Service, FairVote, Interfaith Power and Light, Democracy Initiative, National Religious Partnership for the Environment, Results, and the NAACP.
EYAs engage in weekly seminars designed to explore a wide variety of social issues, while also learning about The United Methodist Church's history of pursuing social holiness. Our Ethnic Young Adult interns get to visit a Methodist historical site, our offices in New York City and learn about the Church's role at the United Nations.
Interns come from all around the United Methodist connection this creates for a unique and formative experience as students live in community with one another and participate in weekly devotions. Interns are required to do reading and weekly reflections on what they are learning and experiencing while participating in our program. This is an opportunity for vocational discernment, learning more about of United Methodist connection and faith formation.
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