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Learn & Discern is a 5-week, summer, unpaid, for-credit internship for US college students who work 130-150 contact hours for IOKDS on the Chautauqua Institution grounds. During the pandemic in 2019, the internship pivoted to a virtual format. Scholarships may be awarded upon successful internship completion.

“The IOKDS and Chautauqua environment where ideas are readily shared and built upon, allowed me to reconnect with my faith, which by all accounts I had written off.  For that alone, I am grateful.  I am inspired to find my passion and purpose, so I can dedicate myself to something truly phenomenal.” – IOKDS Intern, Olav Peterson-Langeland, Vassar College, History major

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$350=average tuition cost/credit hour for US college internship credits required for graduation

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