Extended Internship

Four Month Extended Internship

The Four Month Accelerated Extended Internship is a part-time program that is offered in Omaha in the fall and in Lincoln in the spring.  It is primarily designed for clergy and qualified lay persons seeking professional education for ministry with people in crisis. Participants who successfully complete the internship receive 1.0 unit of CPE.

Meeting Times & Location

  • Mondays, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., 1-hour weekly supervision, rotating Saturday nights on-call, 4:30 p.m. – 8:00 a.m.
  • Meets at CHI Health McAuley Fogelstrom Center, Omaha NE.
  • Clinical placement sites include Omaha, Council Bluffs and Lincoln.

Program Learning and Service Expectations

  • Active participation in all group and individual educational experiences
  • Completion of all written assignments including reflection papers, verbatim reports and self-evaluations
  • Provide 16 hours per week of pastoral ministry
  • Provide 48 total hours of overnight on-call coverage                


  • Extended Interns do not receive a stipend.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Computer literacy
  • Complete ACPE application
  • English Language Proficiency
  • Admission Interview (on-site or via video conference)

Fees and Tuition*

  • $25 Nonrefundable application fee
  • $650 Tuition for CHI Health employees
  • $1000 Tuition for Non-CHI Health employees serving CHI Health clinical placement sites
  • $1250 Tuition for Non-CHI Health employees serving Non-CHI Health clinical placement sites
  • Participants are responsible for costs associated with immunizations, drug screen and a criminal background check

*Tuition is reviewed on an annual basis and is subject to change.