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Sonoma State University

Psychology Internships


Agency & Contact Information

Agency Name: Humane Society Forget Me Not Farm
Address: 5345 Highway 12 W. Santa Rosa, CA 95402
Phone: (707) 577-1913
Supervisor: Carol Rathmann
Email: crathmann@sonomahumane.org
Fax: (707) 595-6518
Website: http://www.sonomahumane.org

Internship Description

Job Title: Animal Assisted and Horticultural Therapy Assistant

Compensation: unpaid
Internship Length: 1 semester
Hours Per Week: 1-5

Population: Adolescents, Multicultural, Children,
Focus: Developmental Disabilities, Domestic Violence, Homeless, Mental Health
Setting: Farm with barn and large garden area.

Duties: Assist the program coordinator with animal and gardening activities for children who have been victims of abuse and neglect. This includes arriving 15 minutes before and after each group for set-up and clean-up. Activities vary based on the ages of the children, the size of the group, and the time of year. Garden component requires planting, digging, watering and other typical activities.

Qualifications: Must like children and know how to interact with them in a positive, mentoring way. Must be at least 18 years of age, pass fingerprint screening and background check.

Additional Information: Animal assisted and horticulture therapy program for at-risk children and some parents. Farm animals can include: goats, sheep, ducks, chickens, horses, donkeys, etc.

This internship was updated 8/9/12

last updated: 07.15.2013