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Chaplain Internship Programs

At NYU Langone, our commitment to teaching future healthcare professionals extends to spiritual care and our chaplain internship programs. Clinical pastoral education (CPE) brings theological students and seminarian ministers of all faiths together in a multicultural environment. NYU Langone’s CPE programs are accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE) and we offer full- and part-time options.

After a thorough orientation, interns are assigned to clinical units to provide spiritual care to patients, families, and staff. Interns are supervised by educators and supported by preceptors and mentors. Chaplain interns learn how to listen to and engage with patients and their loved ones, build rapport, and respond to verbal and nonverbal communication. Students develop a deeper understanding of themselves, others, and the ministry.

Internship Schedule

Our chaplain internship program is open to ministers of all faiths, theological students, qualified laypersons, and any professionals who are engaged in related work or studies. Students are required to spend 400 supervised hours of ministry practice: 300 hours on clinical work and 100 hours in the classroom and on individual education. Classroom hours are usually held on Tuesdays from 8:00AM through 2:30PM on our Manhattan campus. The CPE part-time spring 2024 unit is held from January 8 through May 10; our extended fall 2024 unit runs from August 20 through December 20. Each part-time unit requires 18 hours per week of clinical visits on a flexible schedule. Our full-time summer 2024 unit, which requires 40 hours a week, begins May 28 and ends August 9. This session includes clinical visits and seminars. 

Requirements and Application

Prospective students must have earned a bachelor’s degree or equivalent, and one or more years of theological or religious training is preferred. Applicants must undergo a background check and health clearance. 

We believe students from a variety of backgrounds and experiences help inspire excellence and address inequities in healthcare in our patient communities. We promote respect, tolerance, and expanding the diversity of our community. Students of underrepresented backgrounds, including but not limited to those who identify as Black or African American, Latinx, Native American, Native Pacific Islander, or Native Alaskan, are encouraged to apply.

CPE applications are received on a rolling basis until all openings are filled. Once the program is at capacity, applications may be held on a waiting list for consideration in the next available unit. Tuition is $800 per unit, with a nonrefundable deposit of $300 due with your acceptance materials. The $500 balance is due on the first day of your CPE program. Your ecclesial body or seminary may be able to provide funding to help defray the costs. 

Please complete the ACPE application and use of clinical materials consent form and mail them to this address:

Rev. Young-Ki Eun, CPE Director
NYU Langone Health
545 First Avenue
Floor C-Room 019
New York, NY 10016 

You can also email your application to Young-Ki.Eun@NYULangone.org.

Contact Us

For more information on our CPE programs, please contact SpiritualCare@NYULangone.org.