Heifer Global Village Internship

Shepherd's Spring, Inc.
Sharpsburg, MD
Oct 14, 2016
Oct 31, 2017
Full Time


  • To further one's education and skills by assisting with the Heifer Global Village programs at Shepherd's Spring and in turn be able to apply these experiences to careers in or similar to:
    • Education
    • International Development
    • Community Advocacy
    • Humanitarianism
    • Hospitality Management
    • Parks and Recreation
    • To ably fulfill the responsibilities of the internship after training with continued performance improvement as experience increases.


  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Hold a high school diploma or GED.
  • Must be fluent in reading, writing, and speaking English.
  • Have the ability to lift 40lbs.
  • Be able to work and/or live at Shepherd's Spring in a manner that does not conflict with the Church of the Brethren teachings, nor with the mission and policies of Shepherd's Spring, Inc.
  • Have the ability to supervise and direct adults and/or children.
  • Have both the ability to work cohesively with others in a team setting and the ability to work productively by yourself without direct supervision.
  • Be open to the guidance and assistance of the administration and staff.
  • Demonstrate flexibility in a variety of way including in regards to work assignments and scheduling.
  • Be able to intern on site at Shepherd's Spring for a minimum of 30 hours a week, that may include weekends and evenings, for at least nine weeks (specific schedule open to negotiation prior to hiring, but must occur at some point within the months of April to October).
  • Previous related experience, coursework, or degree is preferred but not required.


  • Actively participate in up to two weeks of staff training that includes instruction on curriculum, first aid, gardening, guest services, livestock husbandry, pedagogy, organizational philosophy, risk management, and more.
  • Serve primarily in the role of an assistant to the Program Coordinator of the Heifer Global Village at Shepherd's Spring. In this role you will assist in promoting the key program aspects of Multiculturalism, Hospitality, and Agriculture. In doing so, you will work with adults, school-aged children, livestock, and plants in a variety of roles, including (but not limited to): caretaker, chaperone, educator, gardener, greeter, guide, host, kitchen-prep, researcher, and secretary. These responsibilities can be physically demanding or intellectually challenging, taking place in and out of doors with large and small groups.
  • In a secondary capacity, assist the Administrator or Programming Department Director in other aspects of service at Shepherd's Spring that enable the Heifer Global Village program to be a success. In this capacity you may work in a variety of roles, including (but not limited to): dishwasher, driver, housekeeper, laborer, marketer, photographer, pool-watcher, and sales-clerk.