Grass Lake Sanctuary
Employment type: Internship
Job Location: Manchester, MI
Application Deadline: June 1, 2014
Grass Lake Sanctuary is a vibrant, volunteer-led organization comprised of 50 local professionals and community volunteers working together to support health and wellness on all levels. Our mission is to provide evidence-based healthy living programs, retreats, and post-medical self management where people can learn to establish balance and connection within their personal and natural worlds. Curriculum includes foods for health, movement and exercise, trauma release and re-balancing, connection to nature, relationship building, and creativity from the heart. The goal is to create a “culture of wellness” that increases quality of life and decreases risk for chronic illness for individuals and families and to build a community that inspires an ongoing choice for a healthy lifestyle that can be integrated into everyday life.
We manage a 145 acre retreat facility with modern land conservation and stewardship practices, habitat preservation, and sacred space care in Manchester, Michigan just a few miles outside of Chelsea. 45 acres are owned by Grass Lake Sanctuary, and 100 are owned by Washtenaw Parks and Recreation as a Nature Preserve. Both parcels are maintained by Grass Lake Sanctuary, and the care that is given to them is a critical component in creating a healing backdrop for the retreats that unfold on the site.
The Grass Lake Sanctuary Environmental Stewardship Intern will play an important role by partnering with Grass Lake Sanctuary staff and volunteers to:
The Environmental Stewardship Intern will have the opportunity to work in our diverse habitats of woods, domed fens, prairies, and wet meadows alongside a caring a environmental professional. This is a unique opportunity to apply and develop conscious land stewardship skills. You will also be rubbing shoulders with evidence-based, integrative and complementary health and wellness experts who conduct our retreats, and may wish to learn from them as well. This is a great chance to make a profound, lasting difference on the land that we call home, and on the lives of Grass Lake Sanctuary retreat participants – families, individuals, and breast cancer survivors.
We believe your time with us will be a summer well-spent!
For more information, please contact Lana Jerome at 248-321-1993. Thank You!
18580 Grass Lake Road Manchester, MI 48158 www.grasslakesanctuary.org