Internship Courses

Internship Orientation

  • The final courses of the year on the DSOM schedule are:

    • the Beginning Ministerial Internship (Certified)​

    • the Intermediate Ministerial Internship (Licensed)

    • and the Advanced Ministerial Internship (Ordained)​

  • Course takes linger to complete and so students will need to begin working on this material while also keeping up with their regular month-to-month class. 

  • Course requires the student to work with a local pastor/minister to gain hands-on experience various ministry activities outlined in the course manuals.

  • There are 2 course manuals for this class, one for the student and one for the mentor.

  • The course manual consists of twelve chapters/lessons.

Mentor Selection

  • Each student will need to select a mentor for his/her internship.

  • The mentor will usually be the student's senior pastor, a staff pastor, or other person designated by the pastor to serve in the role of mentor.

  • If the student is the senior pastor, then the student should consult his or her sectional presbyter to assist in the appointment of a mentor. 

  • The mentor should not be closely related to the student. 

  • The mentor must be a Licensed or Ordained Minister.

    • Licensed Ministers may serve as mentors to Certified students.

    • Ordained Ministers may serve as mentors to students at any level.

    • Certified Ministers are not eligible to serve as mentors unless a written exception is made by a district official.

  • Once the mentor has been selected, each student MUST submit the mentor's name and church to the DSOM office. This is to ensure the mentor meets the requirements to serve in this role.

Online Enrollment

  • Please complete the online enrollment form to register for the course and receive the Mentor Manual shipped to address provided.

  • The Mentor Manual is included in the cost of the enrollment. The Student Manual will be made available on student’s GU Student Portal. A printed copy can be purchased on the DSOM website with the 'Book Store' Order Form found under the 'Current Student Information' tab.

  • A small deposit and shipping fee are collected at time of enrollment.

  • The remaining balance will be paid in November when the fee for the December seminar is usually collected.

Final Exam

  • The Final Exam will be given at the December seminar.

  • All DSOM Campus classes will attend the December seminar in Waxahachie. Please note- there will not be a December seminar at any other campus.

  • There is no Service Learning Requirement for the Internship courses. 

  • Instead, each mentor must submit the Mentor Information Form and Final Evaluation Form at the end of the internship.

  • Both forms can be found in the back of the Mentor Manual. A digital copy of the forms are available here. 

  • The forms should not be given to student but sent directly to DSOM Office.

  • Forms are required and must be submitted in order to receive a final grade and credit for the course.

  • The Mentor Information Form and Final Evaluation Form should be submitted to the DSOM Office; options are as follows:

    • Scan/email to

    • or Fax to 682-747-6848, Attn: DSOM Office

    • or Mail to NTD, Attn: DSOM Office, PO Box 838, Waxahachie, TX 75168


  • While there is a Final Examination and Seminar for this course, the Seminar will NOT cover the material in the book.

  • For the Certified and other first year students, there will be a very valuable presentation given by the NTD Secretary Treasurer and NTD Credentialing Specialist about the credentialing process. Even if the student is not ready to apply for credentials, we highly recommend that all students make plans to attend this seminar.

  • For the Licensed and Ordained students, the speakers are the NTD Superintendent and NTD Assistant Superintendent.

Very Important- if the student has not yet completed the course manual or meeting with their mentor, they are still highly encouraged to attend the seminar in Waxahachie.

Internship Schedule


  • Internship Orientation

  • Mentor Selection and Submission

  • Online Enrollment Form

  • Students should begin reading the material and meeting as soon as possible, with the goal of completing the book and meetings by December 4th.​


  • Remaining balance on internship enrollment due


  • Students from all campuses will attend the Waxahachie Campus for the seminar and the exam.  

  • Important- If the student has not yet completed the Internship at this point; they should still make plans to attend the seminar. They can test at a later date.