Animal Husbandry & Goat Care Intern
Nestled against the virgin rainforest of La Cangreja National Park, Rancho Mastatal Sustainable Education Center has been teaching, exploring, and promoting techniques of living harmoniously in the landscape for 12 years. Renowned for it’s natural building and delicious culinary spreads of fresh homemade food, the Ranch offers profound, innovative and intensive internships throughout the year. Interns will experience a rural Costa Rican community, delight in 325 acres of pristine forests and waterfalls, and participate in a working permaculture farm.
The Ranch is a strong, cohesive community. The setting is quite rural and interns have limited access to travel.
Community living at the Ranch can be an intense experience. Interns live in a shared space and eat, work and often times spend free time together. Being a part of our community requires tolerance, patience, respect, and openness to new ideas and perspectives. Acceptance to this program entails a commitment to collective responsibility – going the extra mile to assure that all works well. It is extremely important that all potential interns understand that we work hard at the Ranch. We are looking for industrious, conscientious, diligent people who are not fearful of long days and putting their nose to the grindstone.
As a working farm and education center we provide the opportunity for hardworking, conscientious, and responsible individuals to immerse themselves in techniques and technologies related to natural building, animal husbandry, sustainable agricultural, fermentation, homesteading, and community.
Our program aims at providing a balance between hands on instruction and experiential learning that allowsinterns to quickly take on leadership roles in our beautiful kitchen, amongst our hundreds of fruit and nut trees, at one of our evolving building sites, with our playful goat herd, and so much more. Often a life changing experience for participants, interns routinely return year after year becoming part of the Ranch family. Most or all of the interns' needs will be met while at the Ranch, including all food (except dinner on Sundays when we all support the only local restaurant in town) and lodging, unlimited access to our wildlife refuge, library and facilities, and much more.The cost of the 2013 summer/fall internship program is $300 per month.
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