Unique Farm and Garden Internship

Be a part of a nature-based setting that integrates farm animals, gardening, environmental science and therapeutic education for students with special needs.

Farm/Garden/Nature Education & Interaction Internship

Clearpool Campus in Carmel, New York

The Clearpool Internship is an integration of animal care and gardening immersed in an innovative therapeutic education environment. Interns support certified teachers, therapists and outdoor education staff in environmental, horticultural and animal care activities with 40 Green Chimneys School students.

The Clearpool Campus is an ideal setting to gain nature-based and human-animal interaction program experience while utilizing 350 acres of pristine woodlands, part of which is designated as a New York State Model Forest, and includes a small farm animal area and an organic garden.

As an intern, you’ll enhance skills and expand experience while supporting:

  • animal care
  • gardening
  • educational activities for children with special needs

Gain Experience & Advance Your Career

This is based on a self-discovery model in which interns should have the ability to explore, identify learning opportunities and seek guidance. There is also a unique opportunity to create a service plan to execute an individual project at Clearpool upon approval by the work supervisor. Clearpool Campus interns are trained, guided and supervised by the Clearpool Animal Care Taker, with support from Brewster staff.

Considering a career change? Looking to gain hands-on experience in human-animal interaction or nature-based education programs?

The Clearpool Internship is a perfect fit for an enthusiastic, flexible and adaptable generalist who believes that all contact with nature can be beneficial.

Ideal candidates are local and able to commute. A small stipend is available.

Now interviewing for a May – November placement.

Apply today