Friday, May 2, 2014

Internships Available for Wild Herb Weekend in July-My Favorite Event!

Every year the North Carolina Herb Association sponsors student interns to help run Wild Herb Weekend. Interns receive full tuition in exchange for designated work assignments.

Who can apply: Students who are enrolled in an herbal studies or a horticultural science program may be given preference; however, anyone who is interested is encouraged to apply.

What interns do: Interns need to arrive at the conference site on Friday afternoon (July 25) at 1:00 p.m. and stay until Sunday afternoon (July 27) when dismissed by the coordinator (approximately 3:00 p.m.). During this time they will:
  • Set up and operate the student raffle. (The raffle pays for the internship program!)
  • Help with conference registration
  • Assist vendors set up and take down of their displays
  • Support speakers with their presentations: (take attendance, help with demos, etc)
  • Help with conference clean-up
What interns receive:
  • Full tuition, including lodging and meals from Friday supper – Sunday lunch (a $275 value)
  • The opportunity to attend some classes during the conference
  • Lunch with the Conference keynote speaker
  • Time for networking, learning from herbal professionals, making new friends, and having fun!
How to apply: Submit a 500-word essay describing why you would like to be an intern. Include details such as your interest in herbs and any experience you might have growing and using herbs (culinary or medicinal). If you are interested in a career as an herbalist or horticulturalist, tell us how the internship will benefit your education. Please include your address and phone number with this application.

Deadline for submitting entries: May 15, 2014. Recipients will be notified via e-mail by May 31, 2014.  Submit Application essays to: internship@ncherbassociation.org.

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