The Exploring Leadership Internship (ELI) Project is a Minnesota Conference internship program for college students exploring a call to vocational ministry. Through it, up to 10 college students are selected each summer to participate in a hands-on learning experience. After gathering for a week of orientation, which includes trips to seminaries and an opportunity to learn about the United Methodist Church, each intern spends eight weeks at a host church or organization. The host congregation invites the intern to gain experience in a wide variety of ministerial contexts—and involves the intern in intentional reading, spiritual formation, and reflective discussions to help him or her hear and discern God’s call.
Resources to get involved
Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church