The Green Chimneys Farm Internship is a unique hands-on learning opportunity for individuals to develop skills in dynamic nature-based programs, and experience working with the children and animals of Green Chimneys.
The farm internship experience includes helping with farm chores and animal/plant care, assisting with our special education farm classes, working closely with our residential units, and training and practice conducting animal-assisted and horticulture activities with our student population on-campus. Interns are invited to work alongside and under supervision of experienced Green Chimneys staff to provide meaningful and therapeutic activities to our children. A role in programming and events for the general public is also included.
If you are looking for an experience working with children and animals in a therapeutic environment, you are strong and willing to work hard, and you possess appropriate background, a Green Chimneys Farm Internship can be highly rewarding.
Internships in our equine, farm animal, and wildlife areas run in three (3) sessions, each from 3 - 5 months in duration:
January 2 - May 31
June 1 - August 31
September 1 - December 31
Horticulture internships will be offered from March to November, both in our educational and vocational gardens.
Farm internships are full-time and run semester-long. Room and board plus a small stipend are available. An Internship Certificate is awarded upon completion. More information is available as uploaded documents on this page. Please download and review related documents posted here to find out more about this exciting opportunity.
For additional information, please contact
at (845) 279-2995 x379.
The Green Chimneys Farm Internship is a component of The Sam and Myra Ross Institute at Green Chimneys. The Institute Internship Program is established in
memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir.