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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.

Host Internship: About 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.

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Host Internship: About Us


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)

Host Internship: About Us
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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.

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