Herbalist Internship

Due to the increased demands on Dr. Browne's schedule following the release of her book, she will not have time to run and internship program in 2018.

Dr. Browne's Full Bio

We offer an advanced practical herbal internship for those studying to become a professional herbalist. This is a work-study program and exposes students to all aspects of herbalism and hundreds of specific herbal substances and pure essential oils. While book study is important, there is no substitute for direct interaction with herbs while studying herbalism; however, there are few opportunities for herbal student to touch, smell, and grow herbs and we are in the position to offer this type of exposure. We will not be re-establishing herb beds and working in the greenhouse until the end of 2018 if your interest is growing herbs.

We are a mentor for students working to acquire hours in an effort to qualify for the American Herbalist Guild's professional herbalist certificate. This internship is not intended for beginner herbalists; you should have some type of training or certificate before entering the advanced internship. Dr. Browne also accepts doctoral students from Five Branches University and provides clinical-preceptor hours for acupuncture students. 

Practical Herbalism Certificate Program

You must complete four levels of the internship to receive a certificate and attend four week-long internships within a twelve month period in order to receive a certificate. You must register for each internship online individually. Registration fee is $35. There is no refund for the registration fee, but you can transfer it one time if ten days notice is given by email.You will need to register individually for each week you would like to attend and pay the registration fee for each week individually. This is a working internship. You are required to have email and a tablet or laptop computer for this program. 

Important Note:  Students must be able to traverse rough terrain, be in good health, and have full mobility.

No Camping-No pets-No Children

You will be emailed a confirmation and further instructions within 5 days of receiving both the registration fee and application linked above.

Those flying in will want to use Charlotte or Greensboro airport. We will send a list of hotels and help to arrange shared accommodations for those interested.

Practical Herbal Internship Details:

You will be exposed to many aspects of herbalism likely including:

volunteers-organic herb farm

Herbal Interns participate in groups of 3-4 who complete challenges throughout the week related to an herb business and growing herbs such as:

  • Making batches of herbal remedies from scratch with related Standard Operating Procedure and breaking down the formula ingredients individually describing the reasoning for their use in the formula.
  • Developing a detailed written description of the qualities, uses, and growing techniques of individual herbs to be posted on the website.
  • Making a 1-2 minute video as a group to post to social media about a specific herb.
  • Making a 1-2 minute video detailing how to make a specific remedy or food therapy to post to social media.
  • Various gardening and growing projects

Note: Social media posts by individual participants is prohibited and phones will be left in the car. We must protect the privacy of participants and patients. You must play well with others; disruptive students will be asked to leave without notice.