Work for RUF

Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) exists to reach students for Christ and equip them to serve. As the Campus Ministry of the Presbyterian Church in America our vision is to equip college students during their most formative years, preparing them to sustain and grow the church for years to come. We seek to engage and disciple the next generation of leaders so that when they graduate, they enter the world bolstered by Gospel truth, ready to live as servant-leaders in their churches, jobs, families and communities.

Our hope is to extend the Gospel of Christ through the following ministries:


Serving approximately 18,000 college students on over 155 campuses in the United States


Serving International students attending American universities on over 20 campuses


Serving college students on 7 International campuses across the world

Why RUF?

A Mission that Matters

College is a marketplace of ideas. For millions of students, it’s a time when their beliefs are challenged, new perspectives are encountered, and major life decisions are made. This is where RUF shows up. Ministry staff head to campus each day to love students, teach the scriptures, and build communities that embody Christ’s love. The impact of RUF stretches beyond the college years; it prepares students to love Jesus for a lifetime. 

A Place You Are Cared For  

Let’s face it — ministry can be a tough road. In RUF, we proactively push back on the tendencies that can leave ministers feeling isolated or exhausted. Whether it’s the life-giving community you have with fellow RUF staff or the shepherding provided by internal departments, we want our staff to experience the care we seek to bring to college students. As one Campus Minister put it, “Even on my hardest days, I know I am not alone.”

A Place You Can Grow

RUF is a place where you can exercise your ministry gifts as you grow personally and professionally. To equip and refresh our staff, we gather twice a year for week-long trainings where Campus Ministers and Staff have the opportunity to learn in a community that does ministry together. Campus Ministers and Staff spend time with their peers, reflecting on themselves and their ministry work, as well as spend time in formal trainings where experts help them think practically and theologically about ministry. Our goal is to provide the support that each member of our ministry staff needs in order to approach this job from a place of spiritual and professional health.

How to work for ruf




+ Get to know more about the ministry and positions available. Identify which role fits your qualifications and calling.

+ Let us know you’re interested in learning more about RUF by filling out the RUF Interest Form. After filling out the interest form a member of our staff will reach out.

+ For seminary students, come to an information session and meet with a recruiter during a seminary visit.

+ For college students interested in the Internship, talk to your Campus Minister and look out for interest meetings at regional and national conferences.

+ Email with specific questions or to set up a time to talk with a recruiter.

+ The Internship application opens October 1st, applications are reviewed and approved applicants are invited to schedule an interview.

+ The Campus Assistant application is always open, applications are reviewed and approved applicants are invited to schedule an interview.

+ The Campus Staff application is open September 1st-November 3rd, applications are reviewed and first round interviews are scheduled. Approved applicants are invited to attend Campus Staff Assessment.

+ The Campus Minister application is open year round, but there are deadlines for each round of assessment. Seminary student applicants are encouraged to apply 12-18 months prior to graduation. Approved applicants are invited to attend Campus Minister Assessment.
+ If you have questions about applying please email

The college campus holds a unique ministry context with opportunities and obstacles abounding. We want to discern with you if campus ministry through RUF is a good fit through our Assessment process. Applicants are responsible for covering the cost of their personal travel and meals.

+ Campus Minister Dates (if you are married your spouse is also required to attend)

October 22-24, 2024 | Denver, CO | Application deadline August 30th

February 2025 | TBD

July 2025 | TBD

+ Campus Staff Dates

January 2025 | TBD | Application open September 1 – December 1

Hired candidates begin June 1st.

+ For Interns campus placements are announced on a rolling basis through out the spring semester after you are hired.

+ For Campus Assistants placement is finalized after your interview.

+ For Campus Staff those who pass assessment are placed in the spring.

+ For Campus Ministers placement usually occurs in the late fall and spring of your final year in seminary. Assessed candidates are recommended to Presbyteries for interviews and campus placement.

Our beliefs

We believe that God is at work renewing all things. We embrace our need for Christ, the authority of Scripture, and the mission of the church to reach all people with the hope of the Gospel. This motivates our hearts for God and our love for college students.

Interested in learning more about ministry on the college campus or what it’s like to work for RUF?

We’ll be visiting seminaries throughout the year and would love to meet you! Join our staff for a one-to-one conversation, lunch on campus, or a casual evening gathering. 

Fall 2024 Recruiting Visit SchedulE

RTS-Charlotte– TBD


Covenant- TBD

Metro Baltimore– TBD

RTS-Atlanta– TBD



RTS-Orlando– TBD

RTS-Jackson– TBD


Upcoming Assessment Dates

Campus MinisterS

October 22-24, 2024 | Devner, CO | Application deadline AuGust 30th

CAmpus Staff

2025 Date tbA | Denver, CO | Application open September 1 – December 1