Internship Skill Areas: · Plant Propagation, Gardening and Organic Farming- Institute Interns work in a horticulture education and vocational farming program and learn how to provide appropriate care for diverse vegetables, trees, herbs, houseplants and other varieties of plants in a farm based education program. · Introduction to Program Administration- learn how to create, implement, and document activities around animals and nature. The internship experience provides an important introduction to program development for those who seek to replicate and administer nature-based programs in other settings.Interns have an opportunity to observe and participate in classes, facilitate 1:1 activities with individual students, and may explore independent projects that can enhance the garden program. Interns also guide therapeutic/recreational activities such as creating bees wax candles, mixing organic lotions, drying culinary herbs or preparing fresh chicken eggs for sale to the public. Interns in the horticulture area will be immersed in both educational and vocational aspect of horticulture, and participate in activities offered both on campus and at Boni-Bel organic garden.
- Farm Class Teaching Support- learn to skillfully apply animal-assisted interventions and horticulture education to groups of students as teaching assistants in farm, riding and garden classes.
- Intern Project- Institute Interns, either as a group or individuals, will participate in an additional project to enhance the Green Chimneys Farm, or another area of the organization and its programs.