Internship on an organic farm in Ireland
Internship on an organic farm in Ireland
Internship on an organic farm in Ireland

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Head to the Devil’s Bit Mountains in County Tipperary, in a beautiful setting. Gain university credits while assisting the organic farm to improve its operation. This internship in an environmental association is an opportunity to strengthen your knowledge in sustainable development while acquiring skills through field experience.

BTS MSE
DUT HSE
Engineering school
Business school
Bachelor's/Master's degree in solidarity and sustainable development
DUT Biological Engineering

IN SHORT

Moneygall

From
 4  
to
 16  
weeks

English Intermediate

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Description of the program

Ireland has rich ecosystems, including a variety of biodiversity, which you can discover with this environmental internship. On the organic farm in Cloncannon, there are bees, cows, free-range organic chickens and pigs. The plant species are also varied, ranging from vegetables to fruits. You will have the opportunity to connect with the landscape or even the history of the city, the geology or the farm animals... You will be able to make many connections!

internship environment association

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Regular visits are organised at the farm, which is very active and opens its doors to the public during the week. Schools, groups of seniors and farmers come to the farm to visit or to benefit from educational activities. Throughout the year, a team welcomes these visitors and ensures the smooth running of the operation.

 

As with all of our environmental internship programs,the Organic Farm Project in Ireland provides an opportunity to make a real impact on the region in a sustainable way, while completing your placement year.

 

Volunteer Work:

 

Expect 5 to 7 hours of work per day, 5 days a week. We expect our participants in the environmental association course to be proactive on the project, to take initiative and to be autonomous. Working on a farm also includes a significant amount of time spent working outdoors, regardless of weather conditions. Part of the expected work depends on the season; in the summer, the trainees' tasks will be more horticultural (weeding, harvesting fruits and vegetables). In winter, the activities are more focused on the maintenance of the farm.

 

Work may include:

 

 

  • Animal care (feeding, cleaning, etc.)
  • Weed control
  • Planting
  • Harvest
  • Seedlings
  • Composting
  • General maintenance work
  • Assistance in the preparation of public events

 

This is an opportunity for participants to gain university credits in an environmental association while benefiting from field experience, which will provide them with in-depth knowledge in sustainable development!

Stage association environnement

Host organization

Sean O'Farrell, a passionate farmer with a master's degree in biodiversity and conservation, runs the farm and organises its operations.
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Our organisation is committed to the principles of organic food production, and strives to enhance the natural habitats and biodiversity of the farm. He achieves these improvements by planting native trees, creating ponds, and managing hedges.

 

Strong points

Total immersion in Ireland
A unique, organic and educational farm
Organic, local food production
An experienced and passionate mentor
A beautiful natural environment
New knowledge about sustainable life

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