Earthwork Programs is seeking talented college students and other young adults to serve as interns/apprentices. Earthwork Programs facilitates many hands-on educational programs that aim to reconnect adults and children to nature. We offer experiences that introduce people to a new awareness of themselves and the natural world. Interns and apprentices play a critical role in helping to carry out our programs, while also developing their skills and knowledge regarding wilderness survival.
Interns and apprentices have the opportunity to staff our Programs including:
• Full-day nature immersion Homeschool Programs in the fall, winter, and spring
• Summer Programs (At Home in the Woods–ages 5-12 and Leader in Training–preteen and teen)
• Monthly Workshops, such as the Animal Tracking and Wildlife Wanderings, the Art of Fire and Earth Skills designed for families, adults, teens and preteens
• Weekend Wilderness Intensive for Adults
• Living History and Custom Programs for groups
Interns receive hands-on training in applied mentoring principles and earth-based skills such as: outdoor shelter-building, tracking and mammal studies, plant identification and uses, matchless fire making, carving and hand tool-making, bird language, lostproofing and aidless navigation, ecology/naturalist skills.
If you are eager to develop your abilities and contribute your passion for reconnecting people to the natural world, please click on the link below to contact Earthwork Director Frank Grindrod about internship and apprenticeship opportunities.
Here are some words from past Interns/Apprentices about their experience with Earthwork Programs:
“Interning at Earthwork was a wonderful experience for me. I learned as much as I taught. I was inspired by the incredible diversity of experiences and teachable moments that can occur when walking out into the woods with a group of kids. It is an empowering experience for the children who participate in Earthwork programs as much as it is for the interns who work with them. While at Earthwork, I learned tracking, bird language, games, friction fires and shelters. I laughed and played as much as the kids did and I found myself walking barefoot in the mud and getting buried in the snow. I recommend the experience to anyone interested in outdoor education.” Jason
“One of my favorite ‘touches’ of the program is the ubiquitous, almost unconscious, dedication to being thankful. It happened so often and so easily; that it flows into and over your life, and you can’t help but be thankful for things.” Kirsten Goldman