Sustainable Living, Art & Natural Design Intern, Northern Michigan

Our Friends at ISLAND are looking for an intern for this year.  This is a fantastic paid learning opportunity in Antrim County, Michigan. The Institute for Sustainable Living, Art & Natural Design (ISLAND) is seeking one self-directed and contagiously curious intern for the summer of 2010. The ISLAND intern will work in and around the Village of Bellaire in North- west Lower Michigan (50 miles NE of Traverse City) for between 8 and 16 weeks from June to October. A typical ISLAND intern is interested in plenty of the following: alternative building, animals, architecture, art, arts administration, construction, community organizing, computers, ecology, farming, film, food, gardening, homestead- ing, outdoor work, manual labor, music, philosophy, radical hospitality, radical domesticity, reading, renewable energy, resilience, small non-profit work and sustainable living. ISLAND Interns are equally at home with a tool belt and a laptop. Interns have real responsibility on a mix of projects both challenging and prosaic. Expect a few fresh blisters, and expect that others will be counting on you, and not just to bring them coffee. You can download the application HERE. And check out their benefit concert on April 17th @ Short's Brewing in Bellaire!

4 Comments on Sustainable Living, Art & Natural Design Intern, Northern Michigan

  1. Thanks so much for posting this internship opportunity! Just a quick correction–ISLAND is in Antrim County, across the Grand Traverse Bay from Leelanau County, about 50 miles northeast of Traverse City.

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