Internships are offered in the garden, kitchen, outdoor program, development and main offices, and maintenance of the school. Staff members working in these areas will teach between one and four students the basic skills required to run the school. The content of the internship varies with the season, the students and the teacher.
In the fall, garden interns will focus on harvesting and food preservation. In the spring, they learn about making beds, starting seeds, transplanting crops, etc.
A maintenance internship might focus on one project, such as remodeling a bathroom or building a treehouse. Other times there might be many small projects, varying from plumbing to painting to carpentry to electrical work.
Students working in the kitchen help to plan and prepare our lunch time meals. They also learn in-depth about one aspect of running the kitchen, such as local food sourcing, chemistry and cooking or food handling, safety and sanitation laws.