Experiential Internship at the Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage in the USA

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Experience life in an ecovillage while contributing to the movement of intentional communities.

FIC (Foundation for Intentional Community) is offering a unique internship at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, a decades-old community in Missouri. Learn natural building skills, participate in ecovillage life, and work closely with a variety of FIC staff. The position involves half time online administrative tasks for FIC and half time care of our straw bale office building.

Sounds like a dream?
Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, map, areal view
Experiential Internship – Program Description

The Foundation for Intentional Community (FIC) has a unique internship opportunity for an individual to contribute to our organization while living at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage. The Intern will care for the FIC office house (Allium), participate in ecovillage life, and work closely with a variety of FIC staff. The position involves half time online administrative tasks for FIC such as drafting newsletters, blog and content writing, and hosting online events. The positionโ€™s second half of responsibility involves managing the care of Allium including re-plastering the straw bale house, landscape and lawn care, and minor carpentry work.

As a residential experience at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, youโ€™ll have the opportunity to participate in ecovillage social events and workshops during your off-hours. You will join a cooperative kitchen for your meals and be provided with a private bedroom with wifi, expenses paid for by FIC.

The expected internship length is at least 3 months, beginning in May 2022. Start and end dates are negotiable.

Application Deadline:

Priority deadline March 31, 2022. ๐Ÿ“…โ—

We encourage and welcome applicants of any race, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, class, religion, ability, or ideology to apply for this position. We actively seek applicants who identify as BIPOC, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and persons with disabilities.ย 

Program Details

Commitment: 30 hours/week

  • Room and board at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage
  • $200/month stipend
  • Free attendance to FIC workshops, courses, and events
  • Location: Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, Rutledge, MO
Key Areas of Responsibility
  • Draft organization-wide newsletters
  • Admin assistance for programs and communications departments
  • Host online events and classes (via zoom)
  • Media library build-out and organization
  • Bookstore product listing improvements
  • Blog writing about your experience at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage
At the ecovillage:
  • Allium lawn and tree maintenance
  • Coordinate goat mowing
  • External plaster repairs
  • Build rain catchment system
  • Repair garden trellis
  • Desired Skills and Experience
  • Passion for intentional communities and cooperative movements
  • Ideally some experience with living in a community
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Well organized and can manage time independently
  • Ability to work in highly collaborative remote teams
  • Some natural building and carpentry skills
  • Some gardening and landscaping experience
  • Familiarity and comfort living in off-grid settings
  • Personal computer required
  • Tech and design-savvy is a plus!

CONTACT DETAILS ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ“ง How to apply?

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If you meet the qualifications above, please apply through the ONLINE APPLICATION.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2022 ๐Ÿ“…โ—

Review the program description and apply at ic.org/internship.

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2 thoughts on “Experiential Internship at the Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage in the USA

  1. Name: Esraa
    Age: 26
    Academic Qualification: Bachelor of Arts
    Skills: computer and a little bit of English
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    I work as a legal secretary

    I read your article about cultural exchange
    I would very much like to go through this interesting experience with you, as I have relatives who live in rural areas in my country. I used to visit them a lot, so I gained several skills from them, such as building with simple natural materials, fetching water from the public tap of the area, cleaning the animal pen and others.
    It is a really interesting experience and I would like to repeat it with you and benefit from each other.
    I would also like to live in rural areas for a period of time, where the purity of nature and clarity of mind and calm places from the hustle and bustle of the capitals and the pressure of the Internet.

  2. My name is Hatem, I am 25 years old. I read your announcement and I liked it… All my life I dreamed of travelling to America and discovering its culture… I look forward to being with you. I live in a rural area and I know everything in this field and I have experience in different businesses. I hope to hear from you soon.

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