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Educational Internships

We are looking for reliable, flexible-minded people with strong attention to detail and the ability to think creatively.

We offer you the opportunity to develop your permaculture design thinking, build your installation skills, and expand your plant knowledge. We offer support and hands-on training as you learn to build fruit/nut orchards, annual vegetable beds, pollinator gardens, rain gardens, and more.

Our educational internships are open to all. In addition, we are able to offer college credit for UMass students (see below). If you are a student at another college or university, please be in touch! We will work with your school administration to set up college credit.

If you are thinking of attending the Conway School of Landscape Design, intern with us first! Make sure your education is informed by hands-on experience, so you can make the most of your graduate school program.

Typically, our educational internships are one day a week, from 9 to 5. We can only offer 1 educational internship each season (spring/summer/fall), so please be in touch early!

If you are looking for a stipended position, please note that we are no longer hiring for the 2019 season.

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UMass Food and Farming internships: 

Spring Term: April 1st - May 15th. For this 6 week internship, you will need to complete 7 hrs/week to earn college credit through the Sustainable Food and Farming Dept. of UMass.

Summer Term: May 15th - July 15th. For this 8 week internship, you will need to complete 5 hrs/week to earn college credit. Please be sure you are registered for the UMass Summer Term in order to receive college credit.

Fall Term: Sep 1st - Nov 15th. For this 6 week internship, you will need to complete 7 hrs/week to earn college credit.

If you have questions about how to apply for UMass college credit through the Food and Farming Program, contact Renee Ciulla at rciulla@umass.edu.

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UMass Cooperative Enterprise Internship: 

The Co-operative Enterprise Internship is open to students of all majors through the UMass Economics Department. Through this internship, students can earn college credit while earning a Certificate in Cooperative Enterprise. Participate in staff meetings, learn co-op management, and focus on your own passions through independent research.

If you have questions about how to apply for UMass college credit through the Cooperative Enterprise Internship, contact Valerie Voorheis at voorheis@econs.umass.edu.