Thank you for your interest in applying to become the Waddel Fellowshp Intern for the 2017-2018 academic year. Please read the following directions carefully. All applications are due by midnight on April 15, 2017.
The Waddel Fellowship is a vocational discernment project developed through the Presbyterian Student Center at the University of Georgia in cooperation with the congregations of Northeast Georgia Presbytery, students at the University of Georgia, the Presbyterian Campus Ministry at the University of Alabama (Bama UKirk), and Columbia Theological Seminary. The goals of the Waddel Fellowship are to encourage undergraduate students at the University of Georgia to explore calls to Christian ministry, to consider the relationship between faith and vocation, and to prepare for various types of leadership in the church. These goals will be achieved by placing students in leadership positions in congregations, building a support network around them that includes both individual attention and community gatherings, assisting participants in visiting seminaries, and holding an annual vocational weekend at Columbia Theological Seminary. Instrumental to these goals is the hiring of a full time Waddel Fellowship Intern for the 2016-2017 academic year.
The program is directed by the Campus Minister and the Waddel Fellowship Committee, which is appointed by the Board of Directors of Presbyterian Campus Ministry, Inc.
The cornerstone of this program is the Waddel Fellows (up to 12 per year), who are sent into nearby congregations to work, to lead, and to participate in the life of those congregations. Fellows are asked to commit three hours each week during approximately 25 weeks of the fall and spring semesters (not during breaks, holidays, etc.). They spend approximately 75 hours during the course of the academic year with a congregation. Working with the Fellow and the congregation, the placements will be specialized based on the needs of the congregation and the interests of the students. Each student will receive a $600 stipend from the Waddel Fellowship for their participation.
The Waddel Fellowship Intern works to support the Waddel Fellows and administrate the program. The intern is full time and lives in the apartment attached to the Presbyterian Student Center. Half of the intern’s hours go toward support of the Waddel Fellows and administration of the Waddel Fellowship program. The other half of the intern’s hours will be devoted to their own exploration of faith and vocation under the supervision of the Campus Minister.
This intern is someone who recently graduated, someone who is taking a year off of school, or someone who is discerning a call. The internship is intentionally focused on vocational discernment for the individual serving in that capacity.
The Waddel Fellowship Intern is expected to work 40 hours/week for 34 weeks. This is the 15/16 weeks of each semester plus the week prior to each semester plus Spring Break (if applicable). For 2017-2018, that is Aug. 7-Nov. 17, Nov. 27-Dec. 8, and Jan. 2-Apr. 27 (this last date may change). Housing will be provided from August through May in the form of a studio apartment that adjoins the Presbyterian Student Center. A salary of $10,000 will be paid across 20 pay periods from August through May.
If you have any questions, then please email Andy Cooke, Campus Minister, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are looking forward to a great third year for the Waddel Fellowship and we hope to receive your application soon!