Graduate Fellowships

Applications for Fall 2017 are due by February 1, 2017

Application documents available at the bottom of this page

As part of our involvement on the JBU campus, The Center for Healthy Relationships employs two graduate fellows who work in our offices in various capacities. They are an active part of our staff, and contribute to ongoing program development and research. These positions are intended not only to provide financial benefit through tuition and stipends, but also to provide educational and professional opportunities that spark growth in the lives of the fellows. CHR also collaborates and greatly benefits from the unique backgrounds and diversity that each fellow brings with them.

Fellowship vacancies occur as current fellows complete their studies and move on to the next stage of their professional lives. When opportunities for application are available, application information will be posted here.

Who Can Apply and What are the Qualifications?

  • Any student who has been accepted to a JBU graduate degree program in the Marriage & Family Therapy track or Dual track of MFT & other counseling track may submit an application.
  • A Grad Fellow (GF) must be willing to commit to a 2-year period of service to CHR, although the award for Year 2 is contingent on GPA and work performance in Year 1. For the 2017-18 year, the GF II position is a 1-year assignment offered to students who have completed at least 45 credit hours in the program and have at least 18 more credit hours to go.
  • A GF must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester during the academic year.
  • A GF must have strong computer and people skills.
  • Other qualifications/expectations may be found in the job description.

What Are the Benefits of a CHR Fellowship?

  • SCHOLARSHIP:  During the two years as a Grad Fellow, you will receive an award of up to 18 credit hours’ scholarship per academic year. Based on the current tuition and your class load, this could amount to $9,864 per year if you take the full load.
  • SALARY:  Current salary for our GF positions is $9.00 per hour. Grad Fellow I (1st year position) agrees to work 15 hours per week over a 40-week period (600 hours per academic year) and Grad Fellow II (typically the 2nd year position) agrees to work 20 hours per week over a 40-week period (800 hours per academic year), each beginning the first day of grad classes in August and ending June 30 of that academic year.
  • DIVERSE PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE:  In addition to sharpening your computer and other office skills you already possess, you may have opportunities in the following areas:
    • Helping prepare and teach in community seminars and workshops
    • Occasionally assisting professors in an undergraduate course
    • Creatively brainstorming and implementing ways to reach the JBU student community
    • Learning the aspects of planning and facilitating small and large (over 600 couples) events, seminars and workshops
    • Assisting with the preliminary administration tasks of CHR’s nation-wide university married student retreat program.
  • RESOURCES:  Although the position is not “on-the-job” training in counseling, as a GF you will be consistently exposed to many books, journals, articles and other resources that will serve to enhance your future counseling practice. In addition, you will have occasional opportunities to interact with a broad range of academic, church, parachurch, and professional leaders from local, regional and national organizations, including nationally-known leaders in the Christian counseling community.
  • INCREASE YOUR EXPERIENTIAL BASE and ENHANCE YOUR PROFESSIONAL CAREER POTENTIAL:
    • Be a part of team with a local, regional, and global impact.
    • Learn how to design, publicize, and promote events and curriculum.
    • Learn how to better understand and work with a variety of pastors and churches.
    • Learn how to present relational content in a corporate setting.
    • Learn how to utilize emotional, relational and spiritual assessments to identify strengths, growth areas as well as assess outcome in a variety of training activities.
    • Learn how to teach and train others in emotional and relational intelligence (ERQ)
    • Gain tools and resources to deepen your personal and professional “tool-box” that you will be using for the rest of your life.

Application Documentation for Fall 2017

Remember – applications for the 2017-2018 academic year are due by February 2, 2017.