Massachusetts General Hospital

Chaplaincy Dept
55 Fruit St, Founders 624G
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617/726-2220
Web address:

Contact Person:

Ben Edward Lanckton

Organization Description:

The third oldest general hospital in the United States and the oldest and largest hospital in New England, Massachusetts General Hospital is an acute care, research and teaching hospital affiliated with the Harvard Medical School and a member of the Partner’s Healthcare Consortium. An integral part of one of the world's most distinguished medical centers, we are a 1000+ bed academic medical center located in the heart of Boston offering sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty of medicine and surgery. The mission of the MGH is to provide comprehensive, compassionate care to a diverse community of patients and families in an environment committed to research and education: “Guided by the needs of our patients and their families, we aim to deliver the very best healthcare in a safe, compassionate environment; to advance that care through innovative research and education; and, to improve the health and well-being of the diverse communities we serve.” With 8 fully integrated, multidisciplinary care centers including cancer, cardiac, critical care, pediatrics and vascular, the MGH takes a team approach inclusive of spiritual/religious care and wellness.

Opportunities for Student Involvement:

Internationally known for its expertise and cutting edge treatment, the patients, families and staff of the MGH are culturally diverse. Students would assist Staff Chaplains in providing spiritual care to patients, families and staff in-patient and/or out-patient as a member of a multidisciplinary team (physicians, nurses, social workers, music/art therapists and volunteers). Key learning component: developing skills within a clinical setting that support patients and families in negotiating hospitalization. In addition to direct patient care and depending upon placement at MGH, students may facilitate spiritual wellness groups, lead interfaith chapel services, and attend various Grand Rounds/Seminars. Student will be processed through MGH Police and Security for ID badge, CORI, health exam (TB tests) and confidentiality agreement.

Commute/Transportation Information:

Students can take the Red Line to MGH/Charles or take the M2 shuttle from Lamont Library to Longwood Medical area and then the Brigham/Women’s shuttle to MGH (longer but free of charge).

Arts of Ministry Competencies Offered:

  • Pastoral Care and Counseling
  • Preaching and Worship
  • Religious Education and Spiritual Development


Weekly individual supervision is provided on-site. 10-12 hours a week in house, with weekly Process Notes and 2 verbatims and/or 2 reflection papers.

Additional Information:

  • Number of Students: 1
  • Total Compensation: $6000.00
  • Type of Compensation: Work Study
  • Additional Notes: This site will not be available for 2021-2022.

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