Discover exceptional Permaculture design, Ecological Farming, Agroecology and innovation grounded in practicality
FREE - we don’t charge for our Internships
We don't ask interns to work 24/7! Interns are expected to help out 4 hrs/day Monday to Friday. They have the weekend off.
One-on-one guidance and support - we generally only have 1-2 Interns at any one time
Learn directly on a day-to-day basis from Dr. Wendy Seabrook, a professional Ecologist, Permaculturist, and Horticulturist.
Time off – you’ll have weekends and afternoons to follow your own interests, explore Cooktown and our surrounding wild landscapes
First-rate Intern Accommodation - we provide accommodation in our self-contained cabin or safari tent
Healthy diet – we eat mainly from the farm and otherwise use organic ingredients as much as possible. We can accommodate people on special diets.
What we provide
We provide Intern students with unique and affordable experience-based learning opportunities. You will receive training in our toolkit of Ecological Practices from Dr Wendy Seabrook, together with guidance and support with self-directed learning. You can also get an opportunity to gain skills in sales and marketing.
Practical Research Projects
We encourage our Intern Students to use their time at Hill Top Farm to pursue independent practical research projects. This is an evolving piece of our educational program and we support the students to undertake a research project which will benefit their career and our information base for the farm. If you are doing an internship as part of your academic studies, we can also help you to meet the requirements specified by your College.
What we need from you
If you would like to do an Internship with Learning from Nature at Hill Top Farm you need to:
Copy of your Resume/CV and a recent photo of yourself
Brief covering letter explaining:
why you would like to do an Internship at HTF, and
what you would like to achieve from the Internship
Brief letter of recommendation from someone who knows you personally and another from an individual or organization you have worked with previously
We receive many requests for internships and find that looking at your Resumes, together with your responses to the above questions, helps us ensure that the internships will be worthwhile for you both and the team at Hill Top Farm.
Interns need to be registered Wwoofers, and you will also need to fulfill the requirements of our ‘Intern Contract’, including providing a Bond of $500 payable to confirm your placement as an Intern at Hill Top Farm. The full amount will be refunded to you at the end of your month Internship program.
We do not charge for our Internship but ask for the Bond to ensure our Interns are as committed as we are to this opportunity.