A Horticultural Therapy Internship is an educational and practical experience that integrates previously mastered classroom study into a planned and supervised HT work setting aimed at fulfilling the educational and professional HT competencies of the Intern, as set out by the CHTA.
Although not compulsory for CHTA Voluntary Professional Registration, the HT Internship is viewed as a major educational component with a focus on gaining hands-on experience and for achieving point requirements towards registration. The duration of an internship is 1000 hours to be completed within three years. It must be supervised by an HTR or HTM.
HT Internships are managed exclusively by an internship supervisor (HTR or HTM) and the intern, not by the CHTA. Members in good standing of the CHTA may contact the CHTA office at firstname.lastname@example.org for information about Internship Guidelines.
At present, the following sites in Canada offer HT Internships (in alphabetical order):
Homewood Health Centre
Contact: Mitchell Hewson - HewsMitc@homewood.org
Horticultural Therapy Professional Development Program - Catkin Gardens
Contact: Ann Kent, HTM - email@example.com
Spring 2013 Internship placements are complete. Please inquire in June 2013 about further opportunities.
Contact: Kori Kelloway, Program Coordinator - firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Joseph's Health Centre
2013 HT Internships at St. Joseph's
Contact: Wanda Fabbian HTR at email@example.com
Horticultural Therapy Internship
- Available from April 2013 on a full or part-time basis
The position offers an excellent opportunity to be involved in a dynamic, fast growing and award winning horticultural therapy organization.
The Julien Project is a registered Canadian Charity based in Guelph, Ontario. It seeks to enrich communities and lives through therapeutic gardening. In 2007, Vision TV's Recreating Eden recognized the Julien Project as a national demonstration of how gardening programs can be used to build strong communities.
Please visit our website to learn more about the organization: www.thejulienproject.com. Honorarium available.
Contact Sharon Stewart at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Canadian Horticultural Therapy Association is committed to promoting Horticultural Therapy education. If you are a practicing Registered Horticultural Therapist please consider supervising an Internship as this provides opportunities to advance the discipline by sharing expertise and knowledge. Further information is available by contacting the CHTA office at email@example.com.