Youth & Young Adult Programs

Mary Quirk

The College Ministerial Internship Program

Want to learn more about our college internship? Watch these videos from some of our former and current interns.

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The "One Bread, One Cup" College Ministerial Internship Program is a summer internship opportunity for college students. The internship offers young adults throughout North America an opportunity to participate and be formed in Benedictine tradition.

During the internship, the interns live in an intentional Christian community at a Roman Catholic monastery while studying and ministering at its seminary and school of theology. Interns serve as staff, catechists, and theological reflection group leaders during the "One Bread, One Cup" Summer Conferences.

Interns participate in the daily liturgical life of the Roman Catholic Church and experience a balance of theory and practice in a purposeful Catholic Christian community. Often, participants earn academic credit by completing a required internship or arranging for an independent study.

Internship Dates and Accommodations

The College Ministerial Internship Program (CMIP) for “One Bread, One Cup” begins the first Friday of June and concludes in mid-July. Interns reside at Saint Meinrad for the duration of the internship. Room accommodations and meals are paid for. The CMIP is a paid internship.

The internship dates for 2023 are June 2 – July 15.

The application period for the 2023 College Ministerial Internship Program is closed. 

The application period is open from the beginning of September to the beginning of November. If you missed the application period but are interested in the internship, please email us at