Internship

Hey there, Folkaroons!  We’re currently seeking applicants for our internship program!

So, you’re intrigued by living in common with others, but not sure how it works? Consider a live-in internship with the Little Flower Community!

Why intern at the Little Flower Community?

The knowledge you’ll walk away with:

  • How the community divides up roles and responsibilities, and how we see through execution and accountability
  • A working knowledge of various worker/community collectives and co-operatives both locally and state-wide.
  • An introduction to consensus-based decision making, and holding effective meetings.
  • Time spent living in “The Block” model-type of community–what it’s like to create and sustain community between residents of different houses, and how we create community between our community and the broader neighborhood.
  • The basics of greening homes, composting, gardening, and “closing-the-loop” principles of eco-house management.
  • Basics of community organizing. Our internship includes close work with a core community member in creating, planning and executing your own community event.
  • Basics of bookkeeping, bike repair, hospitality
  • What it takes to build and maintain an intentional community

Some extra benefits and perks:

  • Brush shoulders with activists, radicals, travelers, and community gurus.
  • Eat delicious vegan/vegetarian food
  • Learn skills and trades from residents and community members (baking bread, home-remodeling, knitting, gardening + permaculture, hang-gliding, etc.
  • Be a part of something inspiring/worthwhile/contributing to the greater good
  • Worker-owner opportunities

Over the course of 3 months, interns will:

  • Spend 4 days per week, 8:45am-12:45pm, for a period of three months
  • Chooses a focus area one month into internship
    • e.g. food lead, hospitality coordinator, volunteer coordinator, maintenance lead, treasurer, etc.

    • See Collective Responsibilities doc for more info

  • Attend at least 1 neighborhood meeting within the 3-month period.

  • Attend a minimum of three LFC meals each week (between brunch, lunch, and dinner, we generally gather for meals 7-8 times per week)

  • Attend LFC meetings (1st Tuesday of the month at 7pm), potlucks (2nd Tuesday at 7pm), and work parties (3rd Saturday 8am-12pm)

  • Assist in organizing a community-building event with a worker-owner

  • Organize a community-building event from start to finish

  • Once a week, extend an invitation to dinner to any LFC neighborly neighbors.

  • Attend a minimum of 1 broader community event/rally/volunteer opportunity per month

Who this would be great for:

  • Students on gap years/semesters. Ecology + Sustainability/ Economics/ Public Policy/ Political Science majors might be especially interested.
  • Potential founders of new communities
  • Those interested in getting away from the 9 to 5 lifestyle, to build something deeper and more secure than a 401K
  • People wanting to become an owner-member of the Little Flower Worker Collective!

Details:

Length of time: 3 months

Room and Board included

Monthly stipend of $250