Now that you have read about our philosophy of Living in Community and explored the various residential options for integrating spiritual practice, service, and learning at the Ananda Center at Laurelwood, here’s how you can apply for the opportunity to join us for the next steps of your journey!
1. Application – Download the application to your computer, complete it using your processing software, and email it as a Word or PDF to email@example.com. You may also complete the application by hand and mail it to 38950 SW Laurelwood Rd, Gaston, OR 97119.
Internship Application – For our 32 hours service per week ($500/month) and 16 hours service per week ($800/month) short-term programs.
Cities of Light Application – For our 4 hours service per week ($1100/month) long-term, monthly renewable program.
2. Application Fee – Submit your $30 application fee on-line and our Internship Program Coordinator will be in touch to schedule a phone call or in-person tour at your convenience. This is an opportunity to have your questions answered, learn more about the internship experience, and discuss whether Ananda Laurelwood is the right place for you. Those applying to the Cities of Light program will then be asked to arrange a trial stay of at least three nights ($37 per night) as an introduction to our community prior to program acceptance.
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3. Program Fee – If you are invited to join us for a residential program, the final step to reserving your spot is submitting the program fee related to the level of internship you have chosen. Be sure to also select and pay the refundable $50 cleaning deposit. Once we receive your payment, we will be in touch with final details to help you prepare for arrival.
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If you have general questions or need assistance with any step of this process, please contact Nancy Loso, Residential Program Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-805-7756. Thank you so much for your interest in our residential programs. We look forward to sharing your journey!
Payment & Cancellation Policy
All program fee payments must be made by check, money order, or credit card and can be made through the website or over the phone. Application fees are due before you can be accepted into the internship program and at least 50% of your program fees are due to reserve your place. The balance of your program fee is due on the day of your arrival. The cleaning fee will be refunded within one week of your departure if your linens are washed and room left in the condition you found it.
We are happy to reschedule your internship for a future date at any time with no financial penalty. If you cancel your internship more than 60 days before your scheduled arrival date, we can refund 100% of your payment. With less than 60 days notice, we can refund up to 50% of the total program fee. After your arrival, your program fee is nonrefundable.