Since 1997 The Rev. Dr. Roy F. Miller, PhD, and Mrs. Florence Lantz Miller Summer Youth Institute at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary has helped young people grapple with the questions, Who is God calling me to be? What is God calling me to do? Coming from Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico; Washington, D.C.; San Francisco, Calif.; Canby, Minn.; and everywhere in between, students join SYI from small parishes and big steeples, big cities and small towns, U.S. territories and Indian Nations, representing all walks of life and an array of theological perspectives.

We invite you to explore our initiatives and resources for youth empowerment, theological formation, and vocational discernment.

SYI College Internships

The Miller Summer Youth Institute offers summer internships for undergraduates enrolled in a college or university. This experience combines a wide variety of fields with innovative ministries. Explore our internship opportunities to see if they might be a good fit for you or someone you know.

SYI in the Community

Through on-site visits, SYI staff can provide programming for young people and congregational leaders. 

SYI at Pittsburgh Seminary

SYI offers unique mission experiences for congregations seeking to explore ministry and mission work in a new way. Pairing the resources of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary with our ministry partners, SYI mission experiences will help your church rethink mission trips.

SYI at Westminster College

Miller SYI at Westminster College (New Wilmington, Pa.) provides an opportunity for individuals and young people to experience ministry, mission, and study on our campus. Participants will study with college and seminary faculty, participate in service and ministry projects, and consider who God is calling them to be and what God is calling them to do in their communities. This program is currently on hold.

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