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Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard

Office of University Chaplains
Memorial Church, Harvard Yard
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: (617) 495-5986
Fax: (617) 496-1133
Web address:

Contact Person(s):

Mr. Gregory Martin Epstein

Organization Description:

The Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard is dedicated to building, educating, and nurturing a diverse community of Humanists, atheists, agnostics, and the non-religious at Harvard and beyond. We are among the most active Humanist/non-religious "congregations" in the US, and the student intern will get a unique opportunity to take on a leadership role in a community considered to be on the cutting edge of contemporary religion--and atheism. Programs the intern might work on include a "Good Without God" Community Service Initiative, regular graduate student social gatherings, interfaith dialogue, a parenting group for alumni, and much more. The Humanist Chaplaincy takes a warm, inclusive and pluralistic approach to community building -- diverse religious viewpoints are welcome at our programs -- however, it is strongly preferred that the student intern be self-defined as Humanist, atheist, and/or non-religious.

Opportunities for Student Involvement:

The student intern will work with the Chaplain in various aspects of community organizing, with special emphasis on outreach and student contact.

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


Frequent consultation, with a face-to-face review weekly with the Chaplain.

Additional Information:

Number of Students: 1

Total Compensation: $4000.00

Type of Compensation: work study

Additional Notes: Student will be paid through work-study program or possibly directly from the site.

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