The Faith & Work Initiative supports a number of campus programs that offer students the opportunity to experience a variety of professions and vocational opportunities through internships, fellowships, student groups, and special events.
Academic Program: Students who are intern participants in the Faith & Work Initiative are required to take The Meaning of Work, an interdisciplinary course that allows students to think critically about the ways we choose to spend our time and energy as citizens of the world. Students who are fellows also take an ethics course that enables them to further reflect on the ethical questions that pertain to their chosen field of study.
Lilly Internship Program: In addition to academic prerequisites, Lilly Interns are placed in a real-world work environment where they have the opportunity to experience a career that relates to their sense of vocation. This internship is accompanied by a reflection course (for academic credit) where interns consider their experiences and further explore the meaning of work.
Lilly Fellowship Program: Lilly Interns may take an additional internship and reflection course and an ethics course to become Lilly Fellows and complete a minor in Faith & Work. Fellows also have the chance to share what they have learned with campus by undertaking a large-scale project of their own creation. They may host special events or speakers, lead immersion trips, or implement sustainable programs on campus.
CALLS: Considering a Life of Leadership and Service (CALLS) is a student led, staff supported discussion group that meets regularly to engage in vocational discernment. Although many CALLS participants are considering ordained ministry, we understand that a vocation can take many forms. This is a multi-denominational, inter-faith community based on mutual trust and a commitment to confidentiality in hopes that students can safely explore the way their spiritual and personal gifts and experiences may best meet the world's needs.
Partnership with 1 Campus 1 Community: 1 Campus 1 Community (1C1C) grew out of the Faith and Work initiative and is the embodiment of an institutional commitment to long-term, mutually beneficial partnerships between Millsaps College and our off-campus neighbors. In conversation with community partners from the Midtown neighborhood, K-12 public schools, and throughout Jackson, 1C1C seeks to share resources and respond to identified need, both inside and outside the Millsaps gates.