Re: Community Internships
From: Elizabeth Stevenson (
Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2002 13:39:01 -0700 (MST)
I would suggest you contact your closest university or community college and
ask what kind of programs they have already in place that you might take
part in. Ask if they have a service learning program, internships or some
other kind of work-study program you could get plugged into. Then they can
help handle all the paperwork and selecting the student. You might want to
look up the Environmental Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, Architecture, or
other related departments, and go to those departments directly and ask if
they are interested in working with your community. Sociology departments
especially, always have lots of internships.

Just some random ideas that come into my head...

Liz Stevenson
Southside Park Cohousing
Sacramento, California
tamgoddess [at]
> Hello,
> I am creating a community internship program and I am checking to see if
> any other communities are doing anything similar?  I live in Heartwood
> Cohousing in southwest Colorado and have a studio space in my straw-clay
> home to share with someone interested in experiencing community living
> without requiring a long-term commitment.
> This could be an opportunity for someone completing a thesis or a
> dissertation or it could be a more hands-on approach such as natural
> building, permaculture or organic-gardening.  We have a Waldorf teacher
> training in our area I would like to collaborate with.  I am playing with
> many ideas. 
> Is anyone doing anything similar?  Does anyone have leads on any dynamic
> internship programs that are in place and doing well?  Do you know of
> schools, organizations or businesses that may be interested in
> collaborating either by recommending students or offering on-line degrees?
> You can contact me at hartmagic [at] I look forward to connecting
> with ideas you may have.
> Many Thanks,
> Fran Hart
> Heartwood Cohousing

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