Internship & Apprenticeship Opportunities

Innisfree is a nature oasis where we showcase botanical medicine, food plants and Shinrin Yoku (forest bathing) to help people reconnect with nature. For over 10 years, we have provided education about native and medicinal plants, along with conservation strategies through an array of classes, workshops and retreats.

We also offer special opportunities for students studying herbal medicine through our apprenticeship and internship programs.

Those interested in taking an apprenticeship have the opportunity to learn from a professional medical herbalist over a structured eight week (60 + hours) course during the summer.

The sessions for 2021 are as follows:

  • Session #1 March 22 to July 10 (3 places)
  • Session #2 May 24 to Sept 11 (2 places)
  • Session #3 July 13 to Oct 30 (3 places)

Learn more, including program plan and registration information at

We run our internship programs in the spring and fall, with each intake being a two-week period. Interns work 25 hours a week in exchange for full board and lodging. Learn more at

*PLEASE NOTE – While we are accepting applications for 2021, all programs, including apprenticeships and internships are still dependent on British Columbia Provincial Health Authorities protocols. We are following all COVID19 related advice and will be waiting until restrictions are reduced and we can continue to offer our excellent programming courses.