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Imagine spending ten months immersed in the joyful, busy, and creative work of our folk school. Your days as an intern are filled with coursework, projects to explore the inner workings of an educational non-profit, campus hosting and logistical wrangling, and countless moments to learn from students and instructors excited about craft work. Our internship is a launching point for individuals interested in gaining a broad exposure to traditional Northern craft, learning about non-profit administration, and exploring their own professional pathway in education and craft. Ideal intern candidates are passionate about craft, curious to learn, and happy when pitching in on tasks large and small to help make our folk school run.

The intention of the our intern program is to:

  • Nurture an appreciation for the future of traditional craft through meaningful experiences and focused education.
  • Increase awareness of and exposure to various responsibilities and opportunities involved in non-profit education, administration and program management.
  • Develop and strengthen community building skills by engaging in public outreach, facilitating small-group learning experiences and creating a positive and supportive learning environment for students of all ages.

Each year, the four interns live in community in a beautiful loft overlooking the harbor on our campus. In addition to provided housing, interns receive a modest living stipend and a stipend for course tuition and materials during their internship.

Prospective candidates should spend time familiarizing themselves with our work by exploring our website, attending a course or event if possible, or joining us as a volunteer or work-study student. We are a dynamic, educational nonprofit committed to teaching traditional northern crafts while fostering lifelong learning. Our curriculum emphasizes hands-on learning and includes courses ranging from timber framing to northern ecology, birch bark weaving to artisan bread baking.

Our 2017 internship program has started. Check back in the summer months for information about 2018 internships. If you are interested in being notified when the 2018 internship application period opens please sign up for our e-newsletter. If you have questions about the program, please contact Program Manager Sarah Waddle at swaddle@northhouse.org.

Want to get a taste of the our community before applying to be an intern? Consider applying to join us as a Work-Study participant.