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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:

University of California - San Diego (UCSD) CPE

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

Fall/Winter Extended In-Person: October 16, 2020 - April 16, 2021
Summer Intensive In-Person Full CPE Unit: June 4 - August 27, 2021
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 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 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
Contact Information
Please address inquiries to

San Diego VA-DoD CPE Center

The San Diego VA-DoD CPE Center at the VASDHS is now accepting applications for our fall residency which will begin September 2021. Also, they are accepting applications for the Winter extended unit that will run January 18 - June 28, 2021.

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.

Orientation takes place January 19 and 20 from 0830-1330 each day. Regular class resumes Monday, January 25 at 0830. 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.

Optage Hospice/Presbyterian Homes CPE Internships

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 | |

United Hospital - Allina Health

333 N. Smith Ave., St. Paul, MN  55102
Full-time CPE Residency position open immediately. Please apply here. Inquire asap as position begins shortly.
Application deadline:  11/5/2020

Posted:  11/2/2020 

Social Justice Clinical Pastoral Education

Seeking to fill 24 CPE positions each year.
Contact the Rev. Dr. Susan Allers Hatlie, Director  952.484.3334 or
More information is available at

Posted:  10/10/2018