Hidden Villa will be open on Thursday, November 24.

Education Internship II


​Hidden Villa’s full-time, residential internship is our most in-depth place-based, experiential program for young, emerging leaders (generally ages 19 to 26) who are in the process of discovering the work they want to do. Interns will experiment with learning the values and skills of environmental and hands-on education, serving families and intergenerational groups on weekends and some field trip groups of grades PK-12th on Thursdays or Fridays. We’re hoping to grow alongside applicants who are willing to engage in the joys and challenges of living communally and working on an educational farm, caring for the land and animals, and serving the public with educational programs.


Key Responsibilities

  • Facilitate 1-2 daily Y.E.S Programs for families, groups, and corporate volunteers on Saturdays and Sundays
  • Develop and present creative, engaging farm and nature based programs and pop-ups to groups of children, families and adults for weekend experiences working alongside Hidden Villa's Community Programs Coordinator and Director
  • Support as our gatekeeper at the gatehouse occasionally or as needed
  • Lead day-long Hidden Villa Education Programs for PreK-12th graders on some Thursdays and Fridays
  • Communicate with and answer questions from the public and program participants about community programs and farm offerings
  • Support the planning and implementation of large organizational events, including private, corporate, and community groups
  • Beginning in March, learn alongside our vegetable production farm team every Thursday with a Farm specialization
  • Collaborate with fellow interns, teachers, managers, coordinators, volunteers, and parents to create a positive, inclusive environment for our participants
  • Perform animal chores 2-3 times a week
  • Participate in other meetings, community programs, and donor events, as needed
  • Attend weekly, dedicated training workshops
  • Co-create a life-giving communal living atmosphere by completing your weekly, rotating household chores and participating in weekly, mandatory house meetings

Program Benefits

This position is a full-time residential, unpaid Internship. In addition to housing, a stipend of $1,175/month is provided. This program runs Thursday through Monday 8:30am-5pm, though start and end times vary slightly from day to day. Start date is January 17, 2023, and move-in begins January 15th. The last day of the internship is May 21, 2023, with move-out before 10am on May 22. We offer an extensive orientation, weekly dedicated training, and housing. It is the responsibility of the intern to obtain health insurance. Hidden Villa is a non-smoking environment.

How to Apply

If you have any questions about the Internship Program, please reach out to Sofia Pablo-Hoshino at [email protected] or 650-949-6327. 

Please email a cover letter and your current resume to [email protected] with the subject line "Education Intern II - YOUR NAME". Telephone inquiries can be directed to (650) 949-6327. 

The Opportunity

Minimum Experience

Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and have the ability to work outside in all weather conditions performing manual labor. Ability to lift 40 lbs. Submission of fingerprints and the subsequent successful background check.

Desired Experience

Experience working with children or in education (formal or informal). Interest in weeding and land prepping alongside our vegetable production farm team one day a week (Mar-May). Excellent communication skills and the ability to accept constructive feedback and guidance. Experience or skills in any of the following: working with diverse populations and language learners, events coordination, gardens, wilderness experiences, and creative expression through music/art.  A genuine interest and desire to contribute to the world in a positive way and a curiosity about how this is done within an organization.