Hidden Villa’s internship program fosters the next generation of educators, farmers, and nonprofit leaders. Our program excels at this because we provide much more than a simple job experience. Interns live onsite for 9-12 months, receiving hands-on experiential job training in addition to attending weekly classes, professional development opportunities, and mentorship.
Our multifaceted internship experience is designed to provide you with the training, support, and experience that will help you to begin achieving your career goals. We look for applicants who are dedicated to their own career development and are clear about how this program will support their growth.
Hands-on Departmental Training: Interns work in their program department four days of the five day work week. Animal Husbandry and Farm Interns are the exception, working 5 days a week within their teams from June-August.
Monday Classes: Full-day sessions dedicated to exposing the intern cohort to professional development through workshops taught by Hidden Villa staff or external providers focused on current topics in the field of education, sustainably agriculture and non-profit management. Check out an example of what the September - May Schedule might look like.
Professional Development: Pre-selected professional development opportunities support attendance at conferences and workshops. Addtionally, interns complete a program evaluation project, developing non-profit management and project management skills.
Mentorship: Interns learn and grow alongside their direct program supervisors, other full-time staff, and previous interns or community partners.
Housing is provided for Hidden Villa interns, in either the White House (10 person), Creek House (4 person) or Journeyman Cabin. Each of these options has a combination of single and double rooms. Each house has common areas including full kitchen, living room, and outdoor space. Responsibilities for house chores and upkeep as well as farm chores are shared among the cohort. Eggs and produce from the farm are provided seasonally.