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Apartments

You won’t hear us call them dorms.

Dynamy students live in Victorian-era buildings that have been renovated into apartments.  This provides students with the opportunity to live and learn in a true neighborhood near the city’s vibrant center.

Conveniently, our four apartment buildings are located within two blocks of each other and the Dynamy office building. They are situated in a neighborhood that has been designated a historic district.  Apartments are located close to Elm Park and the Becker College campus, which makes for a nice mix of well-kept properties, families, and college students.

While students are at Dynamy they develop, or improve, independent living skills with the support of advisors and residential coordinators, who have their own apartments on the property.  Residential coordinators help students strengthen independent living skills like budgeting, cooking, cleaning, and doing laundry. Also,  residential coordinators run weekly house meetings and organize regular residential life activities. As a result, this helps students balance work and responsibility with fun and socialization. These events may include on-site activities such as ping pong tournaments and movie nights or off-site activities such as hikes and games of paintball.

After graduating, students often say that they learned as much from apartment living as they learned from their internship. On top of that, they mention having stronger independent living skills than their peers in college dorms or apartments with roommates, even if it took them some time to refine their skills while they were at Dynamy.

 

Housing Breakdown:

Each of our houses have 2-3 intern apart­ments, with 2-6 interns per apartment, and one Residential Coordina­tor apartment. All apartments have basic furnishings—refrigerator, range, kitchen table, chairs, sofa and coffee table, dressers, and standard twin beds.  Houses can be coed with male and female floors but apartments are single sexed unless a student opts into gender inclusive housing.

 

Gender Inclusive Housing Option:

Dynamy’s Gender Inclusive Housing option reflects our commitment to gender equality and to fostering an inclusive living and learning environment for all students. Gender Inclusive  Housing allows students, in mutual agreement, to share a multiple occupancy apartment, regardless of the students’ sex or gender. This option is open to ALL students and also provides housing options to students who may identify as transgender, genderqueer, non-binary, are questioning their gender identity or do not wish to prescribe to gender classifications.

Weekly Schedule

Here’s a sample schedule of what a week at Dynamy might look like.

Given how personalized the entire program is, every student’s experience will be different and schedules will vary from student to student.

A Typical Week
MON TUES WED THURS FRI SAT SUN
Workshop Day: morning session, lunch break, afternoon session Internship 7 hrs onsite, 1 hour travel Internship 7 hrs onsite, 1 hr travel Internship 6 hrs onsite, 1 hr travel Internship 7 hrs onsite, 1 hr travel Community Action Project or Optional Activity
Advising Meeting
Clark seminar Optional wellness activities House Meeting Groceries, Laundry, etc. Movie Night, Ice Cream, or similar

Weekly Schedule

Here’s a sample schedule of what a week at Dynamy might look like.

Given how personalized the entire program is, every student’s experience will be different and schedules will vary from student to student.

A Typical Week

Monday

Workshop Day: morning session, lunch break, afternoon session

Clark Seminar

Tuesday

Internship 7 hrs onsite, 1 hour travel

Optional wellness activities

Wednesday

Internship 7 hrs onsite, 1 hour travel

House Meeting

Thursday

Internship 6 hrs onsite, 1 hour travel

Advising meeting

Groceries, Laundry, Etc.

Friday

Internship 7 hrs onsite, 1 hour travel

Movie Night, Ice Cream, or similar

Saturday & Sunday

Community Action Project or Optional Activity

Additional Information

student life

Dynamy interns will be able to explore all of the opportunities Worcester has to offer. Meanwhile, students will participate in a variety of community services. 

college classes

We partner with Clark University to offer interns up to 12 college credits. Full year students has the opportunity to take three college courses.

monday workshops

Monday Programming is designed to support student learning through a variety of multi-modal sessions to relay pertinent life skill learning objectives.

Read some of our frequently asked questions

What if I don’t know what internships I want to do?

Don’t worry! We hear this often. Many students coming into Dynamy are unsure of their internship path or even where they want to start. Dynamy has a trusted team of advisors that can help you navigate the process and find an internship that will be a good fit for you. Part of Internship Year is exploration and gaining a better understanding of your interest and passions.

What is the age range for Dynamy?

Dynamy interns are 17-22 years old. Many students attend Dynamy right after graduating high school- others come after a few semesters of college. Whatever your recent path may be, you should apply if you feel ready! The most important factor for a successful Internship Year is the motivation to work with supportive advisors, like-minded peers and real world internships.

Can you help me figure out next steps after Dynamy?

We understand transitions can be hard, especially trying to make plans for next steps. Dynamy advisers work with students throughout the year to discuss and assist with future planning. Additionally, Dynamy has a part-time college counselor on our team to help students navigate the college process from individual classes to colleges and universities.

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