Elim and the New York School of Urban Ministry (NYSUM) have been working together for over 25 years to create an internship experience like no other.
Each year, students journey to New York City for three weeks of intensive urban ministry and training. Our goal is that every student involved in this internship will not only walk away with practical experience, but an increased passion and understanding of God’s heart for people living in urban settings.
Each student involved in our three-week NYSUM internship program completes an intensive training at Elim before leaving for NYC. This training includes team building, classroom training, and worship/testimony practice. Students are divided into teams and assigned team exercises to grow in their familiarity with one another and in their ability to work together as a team. Once they arrive at NYSUM, students are under the supervision of the Ministry Director as well as trained NYSUM staff.