Institute Internship Application Process

The Sam and Myra Ross Institute Internship Program seeks motivated and enthusiastic individuals from across the globe. The Institute Internship is for highly committed and flexible individuals who are able to dedicate a set period of time to Green Chimneys to acquire skills in the principles of nature-based education and ecotherapy.

There is no academic pre-requisite but the Institute Internship can be used as a supplementary practicum in training for a career in social work, psychology, education, veterinary science, animal care and program administration.

Individuals who hold academic degrees or are licensed in professions such as Psychology, Teaching or Social Work may apply for an internship but will not be able to practice under their license. The Institute Internship is a learning experience and all interns, regardless of previous degree or certification earned, function as support staff under the supervision of the Green Chimneys staff.

Application Process
Institute Internship applications are accepted throughout the year. Applications for a particular semester must be received three months prior to the start of that semester. All applicants will undergo a thorough documentation review. Interviews with selected candidates will be conducted by The Institute Intern Coordinator via in-person visit or webcam.

Applicant Requirements
Applicants must be at least 3 years post-high school and able to commit to the full length of the internship. All applicants will be subject to a criminal background check, fingerprinting and a medical screening that includes a test for tuberculosis.

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International Applicants
The Institute Internship is a formal training program requiring international interns to obtain a J-1 visa. There are some government restrictions so visas are not guaranteed and, conditions change frequently. Please contact the Education Program Manager for the latest information on visas.

Submission and Deadline
Applications must be received three months prior to the start date of the desired semester; four months are required for applicants outside of the United States.  Complete an Application >

For questions about the Nature-Based Internship Program, please contact:

Miyako Kinoshita
Education Program Manager
Green Chimneys
400 Doansburg Road - Box 719
Brewster, New York 10509
Tel: 845.279.2995 x229

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