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. It is not a paid internship, but we do offer a little spending money of up to $20 a week 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. 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. Koinonia is a working farm, a house of hospitality, a place of service both on and off the farm. Interns work with us in a variety of areas during their stay with us. 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. Our thinking is that almost everyone lives in some form of community. You may not plan to join an intentional community like ours, but we hope that what you learn during your time with us will serve you well in whatever type of community you find yourself.
For more information on intern life at Koinonia, read our FAQ here.
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Do you have questions? Are you interested in learning more about the internship before applying? Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 229 924-0391.
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
A Year at Koinonia Farm
Former Intern Emily Ling’s highlights from her year at Koinonia Farm.