What is a hosting internship at Terra Alta?
Join us for the summer season - over which 7 courses are taught, there is a flurry of activity and many wonderful people to meet. As a host intern you will see behind the scenes of our permaculture design courses, helping with the organisational side of things and keeping everything running smoothly.
WHY TAKE AN INTERNSHIP WITH US?
We believe that you learn best by doing. That is why we have opened up an internship with a strong focus on hosting and engagement with our students and crew. You will be given the opportunity to learn and improve these skills, immersed in the everyday workings of a successful Permaculture education centre.
We are looking for a person who is wanting to grow as an event organiser and has a strong interest in the field of Permaculture and cultural regeneration.
Since 2020 we have a fully functioning (and growing) Arts Centre with a range of musical instruments, building and handcraft tools. We envisage Terra Alta being a centre for creativity and art towards social regeneration, so we are very open to your artistic contributions, though this is not a prerequisite.
We hope you will leave empowered to confidently move forward as an event host, permaculture designer, artists and change-maker seeding transformation in your community.
WHAT WE OFFER
We believe in a system of reciprocity, where we offer what we have - knowledge and expertise, both a land-based and online demonstration site, and also food and accommodation, in exchange for highly motivated and skilled people wanting to make a difference within Permaculture. We do not ask interns to pay any fees nor do we provide stipends.
Food - you will have access to all our garden vegetables and the staples ingredients we buy
Camping - you will be able to camp in our serene cork-oak forest (please bring your own tent and camping equipment)
Training in hosting a group of students and volunteers and running a course smoothly
A Permaculture Design Course-you will be able to join classes throughout the summer and receive your certificate at the end
Access to an arts centre with musical instruments, building and handcraft tools
Access to our online resource platform
Access to our offline resources while you're here (we have an extensive Permaculture book library)
Access to our extensive network
Internet access (limited as we run on solar energy and there are always some cloudy days)
Our internship program is almost 6 months long, from May - October. We expect:
Commitment to the full period
You will work around 6 hours per day, 5 days per week (sometimes hour will differ depending on the schedule but this will be compensated)
We expect the following values: honesty, trust, respect, responsibility, open-mindedness, authenticity, accountability, and drive
While we will guide you, you are responsible for making the most out of your journey here by asking questions and being proactive
You speak English fluently
You like social engagement and living in a communal setting
You are independent and can take care of yourself
You are resilient
You have a sense of responsibility
You like to be in nature, camping and don't mind getting your hands dirty
You are available for the entire period from May - October 2024
Please apply by submitting your form to the "apply now" button below. Application deadline: 30th January 2024
Expect an answer by one week after the application deadline.