Conversation Project


Phone: 617/359-3372
Web address: http://theconversationproject.org
Email: pwebster@ihi.org

Contact Person:

Patty Webster

Organization Description:

The Conversation Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care. Through media campaigns, work with dedicated volunteers around the country, and outreach in religious congregations, TCP’s mission is to transform our culture of silence to one that encourages and supports conversation about death. We welcome field education interns who are interested in bringing The Conversation to congregations across Greater Boston through organizing and outreach, as well as through workshops introducing clergy and congregants to our Conversation Starter Kit tool. The Conversation Project office is in Harvard Square, but the field education student will have the flexibility to work remotely, occasionally traveling to local congregations for meetings and workshops.

Opportunities for Student Involvement:

The Field Education intern will play an integral role to The Conversation Project’s efforts to bring end-of-life conversations to congregations across Greater Boston. The student will have the opportunity to teach workshops and facilitate discussions guiding participants in congregations and seminaries through The Conversation Project’s end-of-life conversations Starter Kit. The nature of this sensitive topic and the faith setting of the workshops grounds this work in both education and pastoral ministry. The student will also develop his or her community organizing and planning talents, inviting clergy and congregations to participate in a city-wide Sabbath of preaching and teaching on end-of-life conversations this fall, Starter Kit workshops, and other events. Finally, he or she will help develop our resources for faith communities, researching the theologies and practices of various religions around death and helping to collect relevant texts to offer congregations as they engage end-of-life issues.

Commute/Transportation Information:

No information provided.

Arts of Ministry Competencies Offered:

  • Administration and Program Development
  • Pastoral Care and Counseling
  • Public Leadership, Community Organizing, and Planning

Supervision:

Rev. Lloyd will meet weekly with the field education student for theological reflection and project supervision.

Additional Information:

  • Number of Students: 1
  • Total Compensation: $5000.00
  • Type of Compensation: Work Study
  • Additional Notes: This site will not be available in 2018-19.

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