An internship at Koinonia Farm is for those interested in experiencing life in community. People from all around the U.S. and beyond have participated. Recently, we’ve welcomed interns from Germany, England and Africa.
Interns live in fully furnished housing and we provide most meals — 5 or 6 lunches, 4 dinners (one is a potluck meal) and at least one breakfast each week. We offer a little spending money for those who need it.
There are three main components: Educational, Spiritual, and Work.
Educational: Interns meet regularly for study session exploring a variety of topics including intentional community, peace and justice, race, sustainable farming, and others related to our life and work.
Spiritual: At Koinonia, we follow a rhythm of life of prayer, work, study, service and fellowship. Interns follow this rhythm alongside us by, among other things, attending daily chapels, prayer at meal times, Gathered Worship on Sunday evenings, and pausing for the daily prayer bells.
Work: Interns experience a variety of work — we are a working farm, a house of hospitality, and we operate a professional bakery. We have service opportunities off the farm as well.
Many of our interns are in their 20s and 30s, but adults of all ages may apply — single people, married people, couples with children, single parents with children, retirees, students, those in mid-careers, etc.
Questions? Katie Miles is a former intern and now helps others through the application process as the Communications Coordinator here at Koinonia Farm. Fill out an interest form and she will be in touch with you shortly. You can also email her at [email protected].
Those interning at Koinonia Farm come from all walks of life, but for students, we are interested in building partnerships with academic institutions. Students at the following institutions receive academic credit and/or 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
We also have partnerships with a variety of organizations who help us connect students and other people with our internship program.