As you prepare for a career in religious studies, consider internships as a practical, enjoyable, and sometimes life-changing way to get acquainted with the players, organizations, and major themes in the field. Imagine an internship at a nonprofit organization that works on women’s spirituality in Santiago, Chile, or a semester interning at a group that works on reproductive health in Washington, D.C.. Consider moving outside of your usual circles in your internship choice. If you are Jewish, think about going to a Muslim agency; if you are Christian, search out a Buddhist option. The sky is the limit. It is often through internships that we find our career direction, and practical ways to move in it. The supervisor makes all the difference in the world, so research and choose as carefully as if you were taking a paid position.