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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 IIHOPKC and IHOPKC-Housing  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 fund-raise 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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