All work and no play makes for a dull intern. What the program offers to help keep our interns well-rounded is a summer convention.
Now, these conventions are not like the conventions that you may think of in terms of professional associations getting together around eight downtown venue. Instead, our conventions are held at a lake house somewhere in Georgia and I held over a four day. Usually from Thursday to Sunday.
There is a convention for the mail interns and a separate convention for the female interns. That usually happen on the same weekend but on different lakes!
The schedule of activities for a convention are varied but they include a combination of spiritual, human, social, and intellectual activities. Interns relax with water sports, they cook each other meals and clean up afterwards, they hold interactive faith group discussions, and they attend mass each day. For those who are Catholic, there is the opportunity for confession as well.
This intense and relaxed event is prototypical of the C-Legs summer internship program. It combines all of the dimensions of our lives – – the human, The intellectual, the religious, and the professional.