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Culinary Internships: MORE INFO

General Farm Hand Internships:

14 month internships are available at Turtle Island Preserve. We call this program "Work-Camp". It is founded on a format of 4 or more days a week of full-on, focused work. This is an unpaid work-trade position.

The program is 14 months long. Successful graduates have a high probability of being able to stay on for an extended apprenticeship or community membership. Age requirements are 25+. We prefer older people who have accumulated skills and maturity. Variations and exceptions to the normal intern program are available for the elderly. Applicants do not have to possess a skill or experience base but must possess a great attitude. Essentials are having developed social skills conducive to supporting clear communications and for working with others while respecting leadership and following directions. Housing, food and work direction are provided. A strong work-ethic is necessary. Task-oriented, "self-starting" personalities are preferred.

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To inquire about internships, please explore the following INTERNSHIP APPLICATION PACKET :

Click Here for the internship application.

Click Here to learn more about our Work-Camp and Lifestyle.

Click Here to learn about the deposit and fee.

Click Here to read an open letter to all potential interns.

Click Here for the liability/medical form that is required of all applicants.

Testimonials from Residents and Interns

"Our time at Turtle Island continues to be a valuable experience to draw from in all of our projects here on our new farm."

-Paul and Terra
Veteran interns of two years






"My internship at Turtle Island was absolutely foundational for the strength that I have in my life right now."

-Jeremy "Bo" Hewitt

"My cooking internship at Turtle Island Preserve exceeded my expectations. It was the ultimate challenge, showing me what I am capable of doing with the love and support from the T.I. community. Everyone was instantly welcoming, including me in the community, accepting me the way I was and making me feel like an integral part of the whole. The wood cookstoves created the best tasting food I have ever had."

-Rachel Zeirzow
Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts