Saint Hilda's House

through the gates and into the city


How much will a year at St. Hilda’s Cost?

A year at St. Hilda’s shouldn’t cost you any money at all.  Christ Church provides rent free accommodation right at the heart of New Haven and food costs are covered by a weekly stipend.  Interns are also given a $400 monthly stipend, which (though it may not sound like a lot) can go a long way when all the essentials of life are covered.

What about medical insurance?

Your insurance will be covered as part of the program, though if you are on your parents' plan you are free to remain on that, depending on your age and their plan. 

How about paying my student loans?

St. Hilda’s looks to provide options for you to defer your loan payments, and will help you make such arrangements. 

Do I have to be Anglican to apply?

You do not have to be Anglican to apply: though preference is usually given to Episcopal applicants, diversity of traditional backgrounds is also something we actively seek.  That said: Hildans do make an explicit commitment to actively participate in a very High-Anglican tradition of worship, which should be kept in mind when applying!

Am I going to be forced to evangelize?

In a word: no.  In another word: yes.   St. Francis famously said “Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.”  The belief at St. Hilda’s is that your actions will evangelize the Gospel and that  by simple living, community action, participation in worship, and deep questioning you will be preaching a vibrant gospel message that will make your very living during this time a sermon as eloquent as any that can be heard.  This is evangelism by relationship, through which we can share the Gospel message of hope, love, and charity. 

Do vacations exist at St. Hilda’s?

How much vacation time Hildans get can depend to some extent on whether particular worksites take public holidays.  However, all interns will have time off at Thanksgiving and at least two weeks at Christmas.

How many interns do you accept?

Currently, St. Hilda’s accepts between 7 interns.

What is the age range?

The age range for interns at St. Hilda’s is 21-30.

I’m interested in applying, but want to know more.  What should I do?

You should get in touch!  Email us at and we’ll answer any questions you have or put you in touch with one of our current interns.