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Education Internship I


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 farm and garden education directly with our Education Programs Team, serving field trip groups of grades PK-12th. 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.


Kids eat food from the garden with environmental education intern

Program Benefits

This position is a full-time residential, unpaid Internship. A stipend of $1,175/month is provided. This program runs Monday through Friday and about 8 hours each day. 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 19, 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.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead day-long or multi-day Hidden Villa Education Programs
  • Develop and implement curriculum for 8-week, 2-3 hour Covey Education Program
  • Collaborate with fellow interns, teachers, managers, coordinators, volunteers, and parents to create a positive, inclusive environment for our participants
  • Participate in Hidden Villa meetings, community programs, and donor events
  • Perform daily animal chores
  • Attend weekly educational training workshops 
  • Co-create a life-giving communal living atmosphere by completing your weekly, rotating household chores and participating in weekly, mandatory house meetings

What Hidden Villa Can Offer the Candidate

This unpaid internship is a full-time, residential program. A stipend of $1,175/month is provided in addition to on-site housing. This Internship follows a Monday-Friday schedule. The internship runs about 8 hours each day and start and end times vary slightly from day to day.  There are occasional evening and weekend experiences throughout the internship.  Benefits include: orientation and training, housing, and some seasonal produce and dairy products from the farm when available. It is the responsibility of the intern to obtain health insurance. Hidden Villa is a non-smoking environment.  

How to Apply

Please email a cover letter and your current resume to [email protected] with the subject line "Education Intern I - 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 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). 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, 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.