The INTERNSHIP programme 2016 was the first we ran. It was brilliant! The interns brought so much to the place, with all their enthusiasm and research and imagination. They improved our practices in every area, taught the volunteers and – I hope – all learned a lot too in their subjects and had the chance to work with each other. Most of them found jobs in their chosen field afterwards.

We ran internships in; Countryside management, Cheesemaking and Dairy, Wine making and Fermentation, Beekeeping, Natural Building, Web Design, Experimental Archaeology and Tanning.

Internships we will be running in 2019 – and posts for more skilled volunteers

CARPENTRY  Training will be given by a professional timber framed builder in the restoration and erection of a 17th century barn. It’s a crucial building for our Stone Age Project  – a base to work from and a visitors centre

GARDENING   The gardener will learn how to provide fresh food all year round, in a challenging climate, for all who work there …it is not sold

EXPERIMENTAL ARCHAEOLOGY   The intern will need skills in green wood working and plenty of practical experience but does not necessarily need to be an archaeologist. He will contribute to the building of our stone age settlement

ECOTOURISM   A chance for someone interested in setting up their own business in the field to run and develop a small enterprise for 3 months

SHEEP HANDLING and COUNTRYSIDE MANAGEMENT   Training will be given in a number of skills depending on time of year – from lambing, grassland management, to hedge laying

MAINTENANCE This post is for someone who is already experienced in some building skills or very practical. An opportunity to try out some new skills too – like stone work, timber framing.


Internships application form