For more detailed information on how to complete the necessary steps to complete a pastoral internship through Hebrew Union College, please contact Joel Kushner, Director of the Kalsman Institute at 213-765-2140 or

The CPE Application information for LA sites is below:

Mail your Application for the Residency Year, Fall, Winter, and Spring Units to: Rev. Yuko Uesugi, UCLA Health, Department of Spiritual Care, Rm. 12-217 CHS, UCLA Health System, 10833 LeConte Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095.
E-mail applications to:

Mail your Application for the Summer and Extended Units to: Rev. Tim Thorstenson, UCLA Health, SMUCLAMC & Orthopaedic Hospital, Department of Spiritual Care 1328 16th St. #213 Santa Monica, CA 90404.
E-mail applications to:

Please visit for details regarding application and due dates.
Rev. Dagmar Grefe, PhD, Certified ACPE Supervisor
Bryan Ferry, M.Div., Certified Associate ACPE Supervisor or Call 323-361-2482
-$30 application fee (payable to Children's Hospital Los Angeles/Spiritual Care Services)

The application should be sent to:
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Spiritual Care Services
4650 Sunset Boulevard, MS# 80
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Fax: (323) 361-2448

Please see our program schedule with details regarding application and due dates. Visit the CHLA website for more information.
LA County Hospital:
Fr. Chris Ponnet, Pastor / Chaplain
(323) 225-4461 ext. 221

A completed CPE Application form submitted to the Urban Interfaith Chaplaincy CPE Coordinator, Rev. Rambhoru Brinkmann, M.Div., MS, BCC. The application form must be downloaded from the website (face sheet with applicant’s information and essay question answers must be included in the submitted application packet) and sent to the following address: Urban Interfaith Clinical Pastoral Education, 1911 Zonal Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90033 or by FAX to 323-225-9096.
A non-refundable $50 Application fee must be submitted along with student’s completed application materials.

There are no application deadlines. Dates of UIC CPE units are posted on the website, Applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Within two (2) weeks of receipt, applicants will be informed of available openings and the status of their applications, including when to expect an interview and/or decision. Persons accepted into the program will be informed in writing and allowed 10 days to accept an offer of admission by sending in a $150 non-refundable deposit with a cover letter indicating their intent to participate in the next UIC CPE unit.

Please see for more information.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center:
Mail your Application to: Rev. Pamela Lazor, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Spiritual Care Department, 8700 Beverly Blvd, Room 2510, Los Angeles, CA 90048.
E-mail applications to:

Click here for details regarding application and due dates.
Good Samaritan Hospital CPSP:
David, Rev. Dr. Ronald, Diplomat Supervisor, Clinical Chaplain, Chaplain, Supervisor CPE
The Hospital of the Good Samaritan
290 Potawatomi St.
Ventura, CA 93001

1225 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
213-482-2736/ cell: 805-651-9683;

The tuition for one unit of CPE is $500 and the fee for application is $35. The interns are not required to take call at night. However, in the past, participants in the summer intensive unit have chosen to work an additional 5 hours a week into the early evening so that they can complete the unit one week early (45 hours a week for 9 weeks rather than 40 hours a week for 10 weeks).

Additional CPE sites are available across the US. For additional information, please go to:

The CPE application is available here: