On a very practical level, the benefits for *cino summer interns include:
- Free housing
- Living stipend (up to $1,000)
- Up to $2,000 in income from part-time work with partner farms
Time commitment for the *cino internship program averages about 20 hours per week with a lot of variety thrown into the mix—from event planning to gardening to working with children to building maintenance. Those who would like to earn additional income have the option of working an additional 20 hours per week week for one of our partner farms, White Yarrow and Bair Lane. Our partner farms are small, organic farms that run Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs and sell at area markets.
Serving as an intern for *culture is not optional experience can open doors to important insights and opportunities. Not only do interns receive the benefits of meaningful work and a place to call home, but they also receive a long list of intangible benefits. With time spent interning for *cino, each individual grows and learns to value the gifts of place, friendship, service-learning and “culture-making.” Through learning and practicing the vision of *culture is not optional in daily life as well as through the events, projects and activities surrounding the Huss Project, interns gain valuable skills of cultural discernment, community development and living sustainably in a local context. The job experiences gained during service can assist interns on their future paths, and new-found friendships and relationships with community members and housemates are invaluable.