Wilderland internships are ideal for hard working, self-directed folk who learn well through doing. Internships are hands-on, based on skill sharing, within the unique learning environment that is Wilderland. You’ll be involved in all aspects of community living and have the opportunity to collaborate with others. You’ll also receive personal guidance with a skilled mentor to ensure you gain a solid theoretical foundation in your area of study.


Over the 2013 Summer Season the following internships are being offered:


Organic gardening and nursery management – four internships

Wilderland is one of the oldest collectively-managed farms in New Zealand with several acres of well-established certified organic gardens, as well as extensive orchards. We produce all vegetables and herbs needed by the Wilderland community, with surplus sold in our roadside shop. This natural wonderland is the classroom in which you will learn skills in all aspects of organic gardening, including crop rotation, planting, pest-management, harvesting and composting. All the seedlings for our gardens are grown in our small nursery so you‘ll also learn propagation from seed and cutting, as well as how to harvest, treat and store seeds that are true-to-type.


How to apply

Fees for our internships are moderate and include all food and accommodation. For details download our Internships Flier, or to apply download the Application Form. Applications for the coming Summer are due Friday 19 July 2013. To be notified of upcoming internships subscribe to our mailing list or email us.


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What last year’s interns had to say…

“I continue to be inspired by the idea of sustainable communal living. I’ve gained a lot of insights into organisational levels of community here.”


“It has changed my outlook on society and life drastically…(I am) more calm and at peace. (Wilderland) solves the problems that ‘normal’ society imposes on us.”


“A very loving, tight-knit community far exceeding any my experience of other communities.”


“Love meeting new and talented people.”


“Wilderland has changed my ideas of community process and gardening… (and) has made me more confident and self-aware.”