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How long is the internship?

Usually the internship starts in September and runs for 6 – 12 months. Three month summer internships are possible through approval of Executive Director and Intern Directors.

Where would I live?

Housing is not provided but there are many affordable housing opportunities in the Kansas City area. The cost varies: from $300-400/month to live with housemates, up to $1,000/month to live alone (not including utilities)/. We will be glad to assist you in finding housing.

Rentals Near Ihop and Peaceful Homes KC are two websites the list some available local options.

Do I need a car?

Yes. Access to a car is optimal as public transportation to the office is limited. If that is not possible, (especially for non-US interns), we will try to work with you in arranging transportation, or housing within walking distance to office.

Does Desert Stream/Living Waters provide any financial assistance?

No. Desert Stream/Living Waters does not provide any financial assistance to interns.

We urge all interns to raise support in advance. Many fundraise through their home churches, local community, family and friends. As much as possible, the Intern Directors will work with interns in their fundraising efforts.

How much money will I need?

We recommend a minimum of $1,000/monthly for a single person to $2,500/monthly for a family.

What about my social needs?

We will make every effort to welcome you and help as you adjust to a new environment. However, we should not be your only source of social interaction and community.

Do I need a computer?

Yes. It is recommended that each intern have outside access to a computer. Office computers are not for personal business.

Can I start raising money now?

Once you have been accepted into the program you will be instructed about raising financial support.

Do not begin raising support until that time.

What do I do when I get to Kansas City?

Your arrival plans will be worked out with the Intern Directors once you are accepted into the program.

 

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