A Rocha Canada’s Internship Program at the Brooksdale Environmental Centre in Surrey, BC is an apprenticeship-style program designed for anyone 18 years or older. Internships run in three “terms” – fall, winter/spring, and summer.
Interns live, learn, and work in beautiful British Columbia at the Brooksdale Environmental Centre. Interns participate in community life, receive quality teaching on a variety of topics related to environmental stewardship and Christian faith, as well as instruction and practical experience in their internship concentration area.
Our Internships are more than work training – it is life training! Interns are invited to engage fully in what our intentional community life has to offer: regular community meals, rhythms of community worship and prayer, weekly teaching times, mentorship from A Rocha staff, a working retreat on Galiano Island or another scenic location, and much more!
“My Internship at A Rocha exceeded all of my expectations! It was one of the best experiences of my life.” ~ Joseph Prescott Sones, Sustainable Agriculture Intern
“Being part of the A Rocha Canada community for a season was really rewarding and gave me a real sense of what working in the conservation field is like. I enjoyed all aspects of my internship and learned a lot about life, God, science, community, and food.” ~ Jennifer Rumley, Conservation Science Intern
Costs for internships include all room and board, training and opportunities related to intern program areas, community experience, and access to an A Rocha Vehicle (with proper license) for community related outings. Also included in the cost is a five-day working retreat on Galiano Island – a beautiful island off the coast of BC – or another scenic location.
Cost of Winter / Spring Term: $2,000* ($23 / day @ 87 days)
Cost of Summer Term: $2,175* ($23 / day @ 94 days)
2017-03-01T20:56:45+00:00 March 1st, 2017|
Conservation interns Elise Huculiak and Caleb Gaeke reflect on life cycles in the Little Campbell Watershed. For most Lower Mainlanders, this year’s lingering winter has been a reason to grieve, but for the A Rocha conservation team [...]
2017-02-09T16:42:43+00:00 February 9th, 2017|
On the Cusp of Creation Care with the 2017 Winter / Spring Interns Brooksdale sits in a wintery wonderland as the team welcomes our newest crew of interns! Hailing from across Canada and the USA, [...]
2017-01-24T21:21:45+00:00 January 24th, 2017|
Interns Reflect on the A Rocha Experience Every three months a new group of young stewards immerse themselves in a creation care internship at A Rocha's Brooksdale Environmental Centre in Surrey, BC. They [...]