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Opportunities & Resources

Jasper Vaughn ’16

Davidson encourages students to explore the religious and spiritual dimensions of life in a global context. The Chaplain's Office provides opportunities for international experiences, faith-based internships, and ministerial fellowships for service and leadership.

Spring Break Trips

Journey to Central America

This program gives an ecumenical team of 10-12 students the opportunity to work with and learn from people in impoverished communities in Central America.

Pilgrimage to Taizé

Every other year, a group of Davidson students visit this ecumenical monastery in the south of France, joining with hundreds of young people from around the globe in the monks' daily rhythm of meditative worship, silence, study and work.

Summer Internships

Stapleton/Davidson Urban Service Internship

This 10-week summer internship engages a group of four students in full-time community service among the urban poor in Charlotte. In addition, interns meet weekly with the college chaplain and local religious leaders to reflect on their experiences.

Ministry Fellowships

Ministry fellowships in religious vocation and leadership are available to students of any faith tradition with a strong record of academic achievement, campus leadership and service.

Post-Graduate Service & Study

Preparing for Ministry

The Preministerial Committee offers guidance and support for students exploring a call to religious leadership and service after graduation.

Post-graduate Internships

Many faith-based organizations offer year-long internships for college graduates. These opportunities integrate service, spirituality, simple living in community, and social justice.