If a brother or sister has nothing to wear and has no food for the day, and one of you says to them, “go in peace, keep warm, and eat well” but you do not give them the necessities of the body, what good is it?
- James 2:15-16
Your summer will begin with a training week in Sauk Prairie to get settled where you will have plenty of time to get to know the 6:8 staff and interns while going through training and diving into your projects, community life, and program details. Then we will pile into vehicles and travel to Mississippi for a week of preparations and to get settled in. Our team will have an opportunity to lead a week involving more than 50 high schoolers on their high school mission trip building a house for a family in desperate need of one. Our third week in Mississippi will involve leading a Family Mission Trip with more work on the house and other work in a food pantry, community garden, clothes closet, and more. We will travel back to WI and spend 9 weeks in Sauk Prairie, WI where we will bring the energy home and work to transform the community by making service personal.
There is no hiding that this will be an intense summer, but if you are serious about serving, developing yourself, and life in intentional community, this internship is for you. It is our desire that this internship witnesses a sustainable level of community, so we will encourage you to take time off with family and/or friends we would be glad to work with you to accommodate scheduling throughout the summer.
Possible 6:8 Projects that you will be involved in during your time in Sauk Prairie may include, but may not be limited to planning, organizing, and implementing a Community Garden; working with a team planning and fundraising for a Feed My Starving Children Mobilepack Event; finding, planning, and organizing volunteers for various restoration construction building projects; planning and lead Social and Discipleship follow-up opportunities for Mission Trip Participants and other 6:8 volunteers
The cost of your room and board will be covered, but all interns will share in the work of the Community House.The internship will begin on Tuesday, May 28 and the 13 weeks will end August 25. The interns will be paid $2,400 in 2 installments. Interns are expected to help with fundraising for 6:8 to help offset a portion of the costs of the internship program.