Hybrid Accelerated Internship

The Four-Month Hybrid Virtual Accelerated Extended Internship is a part-time program that is offered virtually via Zoom with two on-site meetings in Omaha.  It is primarily designed for chaplains seeking units of CPE for professional growth and/or board certification. Participants who successfully complete the internship receive 1.0 unit of CPE.

Meeting Times and Location

  • Meets virtually via Zoom, Thursdays, 5:00 – 9:30 pm (does not meet on holidays)
  • Meets in Omaha two times (Friday 1:00 pm – Saturday noon) during internship
  • 2022 Fall Session: August 25 – December 10, 2022 (in person September 2/3 & December 9/10)
  • 2023 Spring Session:  January 6 – May 6, 2022 (in person January 6/7 & May 5/6)

Program learning and service expectations

  • Participants must have a computer and a webcam
  • 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
  • Clinical placement agreement
  • Chaplain Mentor at your placement site
  • Provide 50 hours total of 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)

*Priority admission for CHI Health chaplains who live greater than 60 miles from Omaha

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.