Deepening Care & Community: Paid Fellowship

Are you ready to make a real difference? Do you share a passion for social justice and a belief in the power of anti-racism and multiculturalism? If you answered yes, then the Diverse and Revolutionary Unitarian Universalist Multicultural Ministries (DRUUMM) needs you!

As the oldest and largest UU People of Color ministry in North America, DRUUMM is dedicated to dismantling systems of oppression and creating a more just, equitable world. And now, we’re offering a unique opportunity to apply to serve as a Learning Fellow. Seminarians may utilize this to fulfill their MFC internship requirement.

Our Fellowship program is a one-year commitment, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. It’s designed for seminarians, students, and religious professionals who are passionate about social justice and eager to deepen their understanding of anti-racism, pastoral care, and community organizing.

As a Learning Fellow, you’ll have the chance to explore distinct portfolios: Community Ministry or Pastoral Care. In 2024-2025, we are seeking at at least two fellows. The specific portfolios assigned based on personal/professional interests, gifts, and DRUUMM’s needs. These portfolios will allow you to coordinate worship services, provide compassionate care and guidance during times of need, and facilitate faith formation.

No matter which portfolio you choose, you’ll gain valuable experience in theological reflection, community engagement, and anti-racism work. You’ll have the opportunity to lead worship services, teach workshops, and collaborate with like-minded individuals who share your passion for justice.

The Fellowship program is 100% remote, so you can participate from anywhere in the world, with a relatively flexible schedule. And DRUUMM offers a competitive stipend of $1750 per month, along with a $100 monthly home office stipend. To learn more, read the full description here.

How to Apply

  • Send a cover letter, resume, 3 references (with contact information), and for an MFC internship please include a sample sermon or original worship material (sermon video preferred). 
  • In your cover letter tell us which portfolio(s) you are most interested in and why. 
  • Send all information requested to: Jolanda Walter, Administrator at [email protected]. Please put “DRUUMM Fellow/Intern” in the subject line of your email. Applications received by April 12, 2024 will be given priority.  

Applications are open until April 12, 2024, or until filled. So if you’re ready to join a community that’s truly making an impact, we encourage you to read more and apply for the DRUUMM Fellowship program today here.  

For more information about DRUUMM and our Fellowship program, visit or reach out to Jolanda Walter at [email protected]. Together, let’s build a world of radical equality, one fellowship at a time.

With faith,

Rev. Joseph Santos-Lyons & Rev. Carol Thomas Cissel