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Note below, unique opportunities at select CPE sites. We update these opportunities as communicated to us by the sites that offer them. Have an open clinical pastoral position? Fill out this form  and we will add it to our site for Bethel students to apply.

Looking for a CPE site? Go to the ACPE website to search for site by state. 

St. Cloud VA Hospital (Minnesota) - Summer 2022 CPE Unit

The St. Cloud VA Hospital in St. Cloud, Minnesota is announcing its FY22 Summer CPE Program. There are no tuition fees and a housing option can be arranged at the nearby St. John’s School of Theology in St. Joseph, MN. Dates are 5/31/2022-8/12/2022. Seminar times will be virtual on Monday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Participants will be assigned to wards for ministry with veterans Tuesday-Friday using proper COVID-19 protective wear.

For more information, please contact Rev. Daniel R. Duggan, M.Div, BCC, Chaplain, ACPE Certified Educator
St. Cloud VA HCS, 4801 Veterans Drive, St. Cloud, MN 56303, Daniel.Duggan@va.gov.

Posted: 12/2/2021

M Health CPE Units and Residencies (Minnesota)

...are still available for M Health Fairview's CPE programs in the Twin Cities.

The 53-week residency program begins August 22, 2022, and concludes on August 31, 2023, and provides three units of CPE. The focus of the first unit is authority and identity as a spiritual care provider, the focus of the second is systems and groups, and the focus of the third is on leadership as a spiritual care professional. More information can be found on our website

Jeffrey Challberg is happy to respond to questions about the program at 651.331.0563 or jchallb1@fairview.org.
Applications can be sent to our CPE Registrar at CPECenter@fairview.org

Public Chaplaincy: Care in the Public Square

"This unit is rethinking the spaces where chaplains function in the public domain. People who are in need of care are found within Municipal Courts, Public Hospitals, County Service Offices, Public Transportation, Park and Recreation Centers." This is a pilot program in Minneapolis.

"If you are interested in joining us in creating new opportunities for chaplains, and have a public site where you are interested in doing your clinical CPE hours, we are the program for you. Progressive curriculum, dynamic pedagogy, and caring supervision. National cohort meets online weekly. Students work locally in a public setting that is responsive to real community needs."

Online video group sessions, online individual supervision sessions, Canvas Learning Management System. "This online learning format is especially helpful for students who are not able to physically attend a traditional, in-person, face-to-face CPE program because of limited or no ACPE-accredited centers near their geographic location." ACPE accredited.

For more information, contact Rev. Karen Hutt, ACPE Educator, revkarenhutt@gmail.com.

Sharp Healthcare - San Diego (California)

Sharp Healthcare is in the San Diego, CA area and provides extended units of CPE (internships) and residencies.  Extended units typically start in January. Full-time residencies usually start in late August and require one completed unit of CPE.

Please visit their website for more information and an updated schedule of CPE offerings.

Loma Linda University Health (California)

Check out their website.

They provide Extended CPE units Fall, Spring, and Winter.

University of California - San Diego (UCSD) CPE (California)

UCSD will be providing CPE units during the following times and in the following ways:

Summer Intensive In-Person Full CPE Unit: June 4 - August 27, 2022
Distance Learning Units: To be announced

UCSD accepts and reviews applications on a rolling basis, which means you are welcome to submit your application at any time. They recommend you check with the program by writing to cpe@health.ucsd.edu to determine if they are currently accepting applications for open spots or the waitlist.

To apply, complete the application at the ACPE website. This is the common application for all CPE programs. CPE faculty and program advisors will review your application and let you know whether or not an interview will be offered within 30 days of receiving your application and fee.

Please send the completed application to cpe@health.ucsd.edu. A $30 non-refundable application fee made payable to "UC Regents" is required to process all applications. Mail the application to:

Volunteer and Spiritual Care Services
UC San Diego Health
200 West Arbor Drive
MC 8959
San Diego, CA 92103

Attn: Allison Kestenbaum, ACPE Certified Educator
Please address inquiries to cpe@health.ucsd.edu

San Diego VA-DoD CPE Center (California)

The San Diego VA-DoD CPE Center at the VASDHS is now accepting applications for our fall residency, which will begin September 2022. 

Class meets Mondays 0830-1330 and students are expected to work in an assigned clinic 15 hours/week over 20 weeks as well as meet with the educator 1:1 an hour each week. There is no application fee, unit fee, stipend, or vacation for the internship. However, students will have federal holidays off.

Classes will be online unless otherwise specified. Clinic work will be done in person.

For more information and/or to apply, please visit their website.

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (Iowa City, IA)

This is designed to introduce seminarians and graduates to the art of providing spiritual care in a health care setting. For more information, contact Noelle Andrew at noelle-andrew@uiowa.edu.

Complete the steps below to apply:
1. Visit acpe.edu, click on “Education,” “CPE Students," “CPE Application,” and download
the application form.
2. Complete each section and send to The Rev. Dr. Robert Petite, our contract Certified
Educator at petite.robert@gmail.com.

Optage Hospice/Presbyterian Homes CPE Internships (Minnesota)

How CPE internships work with Optage Hospice:

  • Interns join our hospice and act as chaplains on our team, receiving task supervision/training from one of our Optage Hospice chaplains
  • CPE training/learning is provided currently through Sue Allers Hatlie
  • We usually host 3 interns per year (1 intern with each of Sue’s units – winter, summer, fall)
  • Our goal is to find individuals who are in agreement with our Pietistic Theological Framework, which drives our approach to spiritual care (Christ Alone, Faith Alone, Scripture Alone) and who are not afraid to meet people where they are at, while also sharing the Gospel

If interested in applying, please contact:
Sarah Olsen, LICSW, APHSW-C
Director of Social Work & Chaplain Services | Optage® Hospice
612.723.4603 | fax: 651.746.2725 | solsen@preshomes.org | www.optage.org

Social Justice Clinical Pastoral Education (Minnesota)

Seeking to fill 24 CPE positions each year in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.
Contact the Rev. Dr. Susan Allers Hatlie, Director at 952.484.3334 or sallershatlie@gmail.com
More information is available at www.acpe.edu

Allina Health (Minnesota)

To view their calendar of CPE Internships, please click here

Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area hospital CPE opportunities include Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Mercy and Unity Hospitals, St. Francis Regional Medical Center, United Hospital, and Allina Health Hospice. Per the Allina website, Abbott Northwestern and United hospitals work closely with Children's Hospitals and Clinics in caring for premature newborns to older teens on the same campus.

M Health/Fairview Health System (Minnesota)

To view their CPE programs and schedules, please click here

From the Fairview website: "M Health Fairview's two Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Centers offer both single-unit programs (Intensive and Extended) and three-unit, year-long residencies. Students may complete Level I or Level II outcomes in all the units listed below, in consultation with their CPE educator." CPE centers include the University of Minnesota Medical Center, M Health Clinics and Surgery Center, M Health Fairview Southdale Hospital, M Health Fairview Ridges Hospital, and Ebenezer.

North Memorial Health (Minnesota)

For more information about North Memorial's Twin Cities CPE opportunities, click here

Per their website: "North Memorial Health's wide range of clinical settings offers incredible opportunities for practicing ministry, including Cancer care, Emergency care, heart and vascular, ICU, Level I Trauma Center, Medical and Surgical units, Neonatal ICU, Neurology, Orthopedics, Palliative Care."

HealthPartners/Park Nicollet (Minnesota)

For more information about their Twin Cities CPE programs and schedule, click here.

CPE units are offered at Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital. 

VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System - (Cleveland, Ohio)

"Our Clinical Pastoral Education training program is accredited by the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education to provide Level I/II and Certified Educator training. Located in the Louise Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, our program follows an experiential education model through an intercultural and interfaith curriculum that is designed to prepare all trainees for Board Certification in Chaplaincy." The VA Northeast Ohio CPE program offers an 11-week, full-time CPE internship program, a 12-month residency after completing one CPE unit, and a CPE fellowship program.

For more information, please call 216.791.3800, ext. 66300 or email stacy.kenney2@va.gov.