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!
Length of time: 3 months
Room and Board included
Monthly stipend of $250