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Interns get to choose from the below tracksRoom/Board (based on availability) and Stipend IncludedMarch to December Session1) Vocational Education at Boni-Bel FarmInterns guide therapeutic/recreational activities such as maintaining a flock of organic chickens and preparing fresh eggs for sale, making gift baskets, bee-keeping, harvesting vegetables, maple sugaring, and assisting in special events such as Saturday Farm Markets. Experiential 1:1 vocational sessions guided by interns are designed to help individual students following New York State Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) standards.2) Equine Education and InteractionIn the Equine Program, children learn how to care for the 18 horses, donkeys and ponies, and to manage their behavior and emotions to benefit their relationship with the animals. Interns have the opportunity to support children who have been unsuccessful socially or academically as they begin to experience success in the particularly supportive surroundings of the equine program. Interns participate in carefully guided interactions, helping students to develop riding and stable management skills that enhance social, emotional, physical and academic growth beyond the horse barn. Interns in this area assist iin riding classes, work one-on-one with students, and are responsible for taking care of the daily needs of our equine herd.3) Farm/Garden/Nature Education and Interaction – (Carmel, NY Campus) This internship option offers an exciting opportunity to participate in a growing integrated nature-based setting that brings together farm animals, gardening, wildlife, environmental science and education for the 40 students attending Green Chimneys School –Clearpool Campus. The campus is located on 350 acres of pristine woodlands ,part of which is designated as a New York State Model Forest, and includes as mall farm animal area, birds of prey enclosure, and an organic garden. This internship offers an integration of animal care and gardening with immersion in an innovative outdoor education environment. Interns support certified teachers, therapists and outdoor education staff in environmental, horticultural and animal care activities for the children. It is ideal for an enthusiastic, flexible and adaptable generalist who believes that all contact with nature can be beneficial. The Clearpool Campus internship is based on a self-discovery model in which interns should have the ability to explore, identify learning opportunities and seek guidance. There is also a unique opportunity to create a service plan to execute an individual project at Clearpool upon approval by the work supervisor. Clearpool Campus interns are trained, guided and supervised by Clearpool Animal Care Taker, with support from Brewster staff. **********This internship is for someone who is local and can commute, and a small stipend is available. ************