Harvard University - Office of the Chaplains

44R Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617/495-5529

Contact Person:


Organization Description:

The Office of the Chaplains at Harvard University is an institutionally funded office that includes two Harvard University-employed chaplains and 35 affiliated chaplains (a professional community who represent many of the world’s religious, spiritual, and ethical traditions, and share a collective commitment to serving the spiritual needs of the students, faculty, and staff of Harvard University). The Office of the Chaplains serves the community by providing opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to promote religious, spiritual, and ethical engagement for the purpose of personal and community well-being. The Office of the Chaplains also supports individuals in religious observance, religious and spiritual literacy, and multifaith engagement, provides pastoral support and guidance, and offers programs and related events with the goal of developing effective global citizens.

Opportunities for Student Involvement:

A Field Education student who is placed in the Office of the Chaplains will have the opportunity to participate in the planning and execution of the Office’s existing programs. In addition, the student will develop one project related to his/her specific ministerial interests and the University’s spiritual/religious/ethical needs. Past students have: organized religiously-themed film/dinner discussion events; hosted visiting speakers; worked with Harvard College’s Interfaith Forum to support and enhance its programming; organized interfaith discussion groups on relevant social and personal issues; sponsored an interfaith comedy and open-mic event. This internship gives Field Education students hands-on experience in university chaplaincy work and engagement with the rich diversity of chaplains, students, faculty, and staff as well as Harvard University Offices.

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
  • Religious Education and Spiritual Development


The Field Education student will schedule one-on-one supervision meetings with the Sedgwick Chaplain to the University. In addition, it is desirable to have the student attend some of the University Chaplains and Harvard Chaplains meetings.

Additional Information:

  • Number of Students: 0
  • Total Compensation: $6000.00
  • Type of Compensation: Work Study

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