The Robert W. Bohl Racial/Ethnic Leadership Program provides a seminarian the opportunity to explore publishing as a ministry by serving for 10 weeks in the summer at the office of Presbyterian Publishing Corporation (PPC).   

Internship opportunities are available in the following departments, based on the interest and expertise of the intern: Marketing, Editing, Production and Operations. 

Housing and a stipend of $5,000 will be provided. Dates of service are negotiable, but will take place for 10 weeks between May and September. 

Interested applicants should submit a résumé and cover letter by April 1, 2014, to Rev. Laura M. Cheifetz, executive director of Church & Public Relations, at lcheifetz@presbypub.com.

Eligible applicants will be matriculated in an institution of theological education at the graduate level, in discernment of her or his call to ministry, and can provide two references who can speak to the applicant’s discernment process and competencies. 

Eligibility requirements:

  • Seminary or divinity student at an accredited Association of Theological Schools (ATS) school, rising middler or senior, or recent graduate
  • Member of the PC(USA) or student at a PC(USA)-affiliated seminary
  • Open to vocational exploration, considering ordination as a possibility
  • Interested in a career in publishing
  • Racial/ethnic (that is, black/African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, Middle Eastern, or Native American)

Through this program, three recent seminary graduates and seminarians have served as interns. One former intern, the Rev. Bridgett Green, now serves as acquisitions editor for Bible for Westminster John Knox Press, an imprint of PPC. 

For more information, contact Laura Cheifetz by phone at 502-569-5060 or by email at lcheifetz@presbypub.com.

Those interested in supporting this ministry of the PPC may give through the Presbyterian Foundation. 

About us: Presbyterian Publishing Corporation is the denominational publisher of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). With a publishing heritage that dates back more than 175 years, PPC publishes approximately 60 titles each year and maintains a backlist of more than 2,000 titles that are sold throughout the world. In addition to These Days, PPC publishes works under four major imprints: Westminster John Knox Press, Geneva Press, TheThoughtfulChristian.com and ThePresbyterianLeader.com