I went out this summer to form connections with campers, link the different camps, help build faith, and most importantly teach about social justice. There is no way that I am the same person that entered into this internship and I am truly grateful for that growth. This is something I am going to carry with me for the rest of my life!
— Jasmine Heath, 2018 DPF Peace Intern

What does it take to be a Peace Intern?

Thanks for your interest in the DPF Intern program. Below are some things to be aware of as you apply:

  1. Peace Interns must be at least 21 years of age by June 1 of the year of their internship.

  2. While DPF does not require that our interns have a specific set of beliefs, interns agree to represent the values and commitments of Disciples Peace Fellowship in their work and teachings throughout the summer, including DPF’s commitment to being a pacifist and open & affirming organization.

  3. Internship training takes place during the last week of May in Indianapolis, Indiana. The internship summer concludes by August 15. Please note, however, that there are some small tasks and preparation that interns will need to complete prior to arrival in Indianapolis. Such tasks will be assigned after placement.

  4. Interns travel for the duration of their internship. Travel is primarily done independently, though not always. Though many intern summer schedules include brief stops at home, this is not guaranteed.

  5. Interns are hosted each week in new locations by faith communities and events, primarily youth camps and conferences in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Denomination.

  6. DPF does not guarantee that specific requests for time off can be met during the internship summer. If desired, any time off should be requested when offered the intern assignment. Should time off be requested and granted, no stipend will be issued for the vacation period. Additionally, DPF does not fund transportation home or to other locations unless it is the end of your intern assignment. Any arrangements for time off will be made at the intern’s own expense.

  7. Because DPF is a Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) organization and because DPF’s Peace Interns primarily work with Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) youth and events, it is helpful that intern applicants have some knowledge and experience of the denomination prior to applying. This is preferred but not required.

  8. In order to be considered for a position, your intern application needs to be complete by the due date. This includes submittal of the Intern Application Form and Three Online Reference Forms completed by people who know you well (one of which should be a minister and none of whom should be related to you). Find the reference form here and distribute it to your references.

  9. The following form does not allow you to save responses and return to finish the application. For the essay portion, we recommend that you write, save and edit in a separate document, then copy and paste your responses into the fields provided so that you do not lose your information.

Please fill out the form below to start your application process.
If you have any questions, email Brian Frederick-Gray, DPF Mission Director, at

The Application Deadline is February 10, 2019

Name *
Date of Birth *
Date of Birth
Gender Identity *
Current Address *
Current Address
Are you currently a member of a Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) congregation? *
Do you have medical insurance? *
Earliest date you would be available to start an internship? *
Earliest date you would be available to start an internship?
Latest date you are available to stay during your internship? *
Latest date you are available to stay during your internship?