Amity Program

To bring the world into our classes, PSI welcomes Amity Interns from Spanish speaking countries who assist our teachers in the K-5 classrooms. These interns are either pursuing or have recently completed a college degree with an education focus. Interns are between the ages of 21-30 years old, and most have teaching experience and have worked with youth.

Each semester our school depends on families willing and able to host these dedicated interns. Amity interns live with PSI Host Families for one semester allowing both an opportunity for greater language learning and cultural exchange. Interns are supported by volunteer Cousin Families, who walk alongside the interns throughout their entire stay in St. Louis Park.

Hosting is a unique and wonderful experience that can benefit your entire family, plus it’s a great way to give back to the students, teachers and staff of PSI. Please email if you are interested, have questions, or would like to connect with one of our PSI Amity Coordinators, Kyle Wermerskirchen, Megan Patterson, Paige Young or Susan Croom.


Your Amity Coordinator Team,

Amity Coordinators

Email Address


Kyle Wermerskirchen 612-325-2527
Megan Patterson 952-545-6443
Paige Young 618-593-1802
Susan Croom 612-500-8187

Karita Bentley

(Middle School)


Amity Host Family FAQ

If you are interested in hosting an Amity Intern, please fill out the Host Family Application. Host Family Frequently Asked Questions What is the Amity Institute? Amity is a nonprofit organization that builds international friendship and cultural understanding through teaching exchange.  Founded in 1962, the Amity Institute intern program is based on the belief that …

Amity Host Family Application

You will be asked a series of questions that will help us best match your family with an Amity Intern. Please note that all answers will be kept confidential and are only used to match interns with potential families. After completing your application, email to let them know you have applied to be a …

Amity Cousin Family Application

Interested in supporting the Amity program without the full commitment of hosting?  We also need many volunteers to be a Cousin Family. The Cousin Family is an extension of the Host Family and supports both the intern and their Host Families throughout the intern’s stay. This is most successfully achieved when the Cousin Family takes …