Learn & Discern with Us

June 14, 2021 – July 24, 2021

The International Order of The King’s Daughters and Sons    (IOKDS)    believes that our summer internship can impact the course of your life.


Experiencing work in the non-profit sector and the role of faith in creating positive change is an incredible way to explore the potential direction of your future.

Because an internship with us also focuses on living and working among a diverse set of people and perspectives at New York’s Chautauqua Institution, it provides more than the standard college requirement.  It offers college students the opportunity to think “out-of-the-box,” and conceivably incorporate this tool into future endeavors.

            We Will Offer You

  • Free dorm living & campus food allowance ($2,800 value)
  • CHQ Institution 5-week gate pass for admission to most events ($350 value)
  • $1,000 scholarship opportunity upon internship completion
  • Educational career benefits
    • Professional networking
    • Weekly mentoring
    • Chautauqua programs
    • Option for credit
    • Resume building

To Apply, Contact:

Mark Foglesong, Ph.D. –  Internship Director



Jan Laude – President


Your Opportunities

Gain valuable experience in your career field while earning college credit.

Live in the culturally rich environment of the Chautauqua Institution with many “off-hours” opportunities to engage in recreation, entertainment, the arts and religion. It is a “Workation!”

If you are a team player, this internship provides you opportunities to collaborate with volunteers and other interns. If you have diverse interests and can see yourself jumping in to learn and discern, this internship is for you.

Networking with National Geographic
Photographer, Annie Griffiths

The Amphitheater at Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, New York

Where to Find Us

IOKDS is an interdenominational, Christian service organization whose mission includes spiritual and career discernment and development of young adults. The international headquarters is located on the Chautauqua Institution grounds.


The Chautauqua Institution (Chq) is a National Historic Landmark Community on the shores of Lake Chautauqua. It is a festival for the mind, body, and spirit. Over 100,000 people make up this summer community of curious minds and open hearts. COO of Facebook, Sheryl Sanderson, once said, “It is the ultimate luxury to combine passion and contribution.  It’s also a very clear path to happiness.”


As is traditional for Chautauqua culture, the front porch serves as a living room and gathering place at Benedict House where interns are housed.

The main floor is the IOKDS headquarters office and kitchen. The Memorial Museum is located on the second floor. Interns share bedroom and bathroom facilities on the third and fourth floors. There is no elevator. This house is not air conditioned, but each room has a fan.

Days are warm, but nights are sometimes cool, requiring a jacket. There is no television because there is always live entertainment and programming. Wi-Fi is available. After 11pm, the Chautauqua community observes quiet time out of respect for others.

It's a Workation!