An internship at Koinonia Farm is for those interested in learning about life in community. There are three main components: Educational, Spiritual, and Work.
- Educational: Interns meet regularly for study session exploring a variety of topics. They read and discuss what it means to live in community and learn about individuals and groups working for social justice, paying attention to how lives can be shaped by these examples.
- Spiritual: At Koinonia, we have chosen to live as a house church similar to the early Christians described in the Acts of the Apostles. We follow a rhythm of life of prayer, work, study, service and fellowship. The internship is an opportunity to experience this rhythm of life.
- Work: The third major component is what you would expect of a typical internship — a variety of work. Koinonia is a working farm, a house of hospitality, a place of service both on and off the farm. Interns work with us in many of these areas. However, the internship is an invitation into a way of life, not just the work of our life and is meant to be a holistic experience.
Currently, we offer three sessions: February to May, June to August, September to January. Adults of all ages may apply — single people, married people, couples with children, single parents with children, etc.
Before applying we invite you to read more about Koinonia Farm. Click here.
Those interning at Koinonia Farm come from all walks of life. Students at the following institutions may receive academic credit or be able to fulfill other requirements upon completion of their internship at Koinonia.
Yale Divinity School
Boston University School of Theology
Office of Contextual Education and Community Partnerships
A Year at Koinonia Farm
Former Intern Emily Ling’s highlights from her year at Koinonia Farm.