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Important Program Dates

Program: Summer Intern 2016 – Hospital Based & Urban Ministry

    Dates: May 23 – August 5, 2016 (Orientation: May 23-27, 2016)
    Tuition: $375.00 (in addition to $10.00 application fee)
    Honorarium for each on-call shift - $75 for each 12 hour shift
    Benefits: On-call meal tickets, pharmacy discounts, free parking
    Weekly schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm 
    Unit Requirements:
    -20 hours weekly on clinical area / urban ministry site 
    -Completion of Educational Requirements
    -On-Call Rotations, usually 10 twelve hour shifts
    -Assistance with Spiritual Care Consults/Needs (Saturday or Sunday, 6 hour shift on a rotating basis)
    Applications are currently being reviewed.

Program: Extended Intern Fall 2016 – Hospital Based & Urban Ministry


    Dates: August 22 – December 12, 2016
    Tuition: $375.00 (in addition to $10.00 application fee)
    Honorarium for each on-call shift - $75 for each 12 hour shift
    Benefits: On-call meal tickets, pharmacy discounts, free parking
    Schedule: Mondays, 8:00am to 4:30pm for approximately 17 weeks
    Unit Requirements:
    -12-15 hours weekly on clinical area / urban ministry site
    -Completion of Educational Requirements
    -On-Call Rotations, usually 10-12 (twelve hour shifts) each unit
    -Assistance with Spiritual Care Consults/Needs (Saturday or Sunday, 6 hour shift on a rotating basis)
    Applications are currently being reviewed.

Program: Extended Intern Spring 2017 – Hospital Based & Urban Ministry


    Dates: January 2 – May 1, 2017
    Tuition: $375.00 (in addition to $10.00 application fee)
    Honorarium for each on-call shift - $75 for each 12 hour shift
    Benefits: On-call meal tickets, pharmacy discounts, free parking
    Mondays, 8:00am to 4:30pm for approximately 17 weeks
    Unit Requirements:
    -12-15 hours weekly on clinical area / urban ministry site
    -Completion of Educational Requirements
    -On-Call Rotations, usually 10-12 (twelve hour shifts) each unit
    -Assistance with Spiritual Care Consults/Needs (Saturday or Sunday, 6 hour shift on a rotating basis)
    Applications reviewed starting: September 2016

Program: Summer Intern 2017 – Hospital Based & Urban Ministry


    Dates: May 29 – August 11, 2017 (Orientation: May 29 - June 2, 2017)
    Tuition: $375.00
    Honorarium for each on-call shift - $75 for each 12 hour shift
    Benefits: On-call meal tickets, pharmacy discounts, free parking
    Weekly schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm
    Unit Requirements:
    -20 hours weekly on clinical area / urban ministry site
    -Completion of Educational Requirements
    -On-Call Rotations, usually 10 twelve hour shifts
    -Assistance with Spiritual Care Consults/Needs (Saturday or Sunday, 6 hours shift on a rotating basis
    Applications reviewed starting January 2017

Program: Residency 2016-2017


    Dates: August 22, 2016 – August 21, 2017
    Positions Available – Six
    Prerequisites: Master’s Degree from an accredited theological seminary, college or university
    Successful completion of at least one unit of accredited CPE
    Tuition: $275.00 each unit, 3 CPE units for the year
    Stipend: Yes, approximately $31,500
    Benefits: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, free parking, 26 paid days off, on-call meal tickets, and pharmacy discounts
    Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm
    20 hours weekly on clinical areas
    On-call rotations, 2-3 shifts per month
    Completion of Educational Requirements
    Application deadline: December 1, 2016

Additional Information:

  • Students seeking academic course credit for CPE should contact their seminary / divinity school registrar for information and guidance.
  • Tuition is payable to WakeMed Department of Spiritual Care. A limited number of tuition scholarships are available.
  • Applications are reviewed as they are received with some consideration given to group composition. Interested students are encouraged to apply early.
  • The Residency program consists of three units of CPE over the one year period.
  • Information is subject to change. Contact Spiritual Care at 919.350.8556 for the most updated information.

CPE Application: Download Application

There is a $10.00 application fee for all CPE programs at WakeMed. Please send the completed application and a check (made out to WakeMed Department of Spiritual Care) to:

    WakeMed Health & Hospitals
    Department of Spiritual Care
    3000 New Bern Avenue
    Raleigh, NC 27610

If applications are sent electronically, please mail the $10.00 application fee. Questions may be answered by calling 919-350-8556 or by email to Mary Ann Poythress.