The Episcopal Urban Intern Program is a year of service project of the Jubilee Consortium. Each fall, EUIP gathers a new class of young adults from across the United States to live in intentional spiritual community and to work for change in some of Los Angeles County’s most innovative and effective social service agencies.
Our mission is to raise up a new generation of change leaders for the world–individuals who will spend their whole lives working to advocate for peace and justice for all people. EUIP prepares young adults to become such leaders.
EUIP is part of the Episcopal Service Corps (ESC), a network of young adult year of service programs within the Episcopal Church that work for social change and personal transformation through serving others. Although our program is rooted in Christian traditions, we embrace & encourage applicants and participants of all faiths and spiritual backgrounds.
How We Live:
EUIs commit to a year of living in intentional community. This entails developing relationships as a corps of interns and also as smaller home communities throughout Los Angeles. EUIs eat together, explore spirituality together, serve together, and enjoy all that Los Angeles has to offer together.
In addition, EUIs commit to a year of living simply. As our corps serves the community, they learn to live within simple means much like the people they serve. Our program provides housing, health care, dental care, vision care, and an annual bus pass. Interns receive a monthly stipend to pay for basic needs.
The intern year begins the first week of August and continues through the end of July of the following year. Interns receive two weeks vacation, which they must have approved by worksite supervisors. (Interns who work in a school setting follow the school calendar for their particular service site.)
How We Worship:
The Episcopal Urban Intern Program is a spiritual program. Though we are partnered with and are rooted in the Episcopal tradition of examining faith, we accept, encourage, and embrace people and participants of all faiths and backgrounds.
We believe that this year is an opportunity for spiritual growth and exploration.
EUIs home communities are partnered with Episcopal Parishes near their homes. The leaders and parishioners of these churches offer support and guidance to our interns.
Our Partner Parishes are: