Career Opportunities

What can you do as a trained herbalist?

Career opportunities for Practical Herbalist graduates:

  • Facilitate herbal workshops
  • Work in the health and wellness retail sector
  • Grow, maintain and harvest your own herbal garden
  • Support friends and family with herbal remedies for common ailments
  • Facilitate local plant identification walks


Career opportunities for Master Herbalist graduates:

  • Create herbal preparations
  • Write herbal articles, blog posts
  • Support your community with herbal remedies for more complex pathologies
  • Manage a dispensary
  • Facilitate herbal and nutrition seminars
  • Consulting services for herbal companies

*Plus any of the career options listed under the Practical herbalist graduates


Career options for Clinical Herbalist graduates

  • Work in an integrative clinic
  • Open your own practice to assist clients with health issues
  • Create courses and teach at a herbal school
  • Herbal medicine and plant advocacy at the local and national levels

*Plus any of the career options listed under the Practical and Master

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Internship Openings

Check back here often for updates and to explore internship and volunteer opportunities within herbalist guilds and associations, herbal conferences, and the herbal community at large.

Youth Horticulture Internship (ages 15-30), Rethink Red Deer

Red Deer, AB

Youth Horticulture Internship ages 15-30

17$/ Hr- 15 Hr a week

May 25 – Sept ____


Job Description

Looking for an opportunity to use your skills this summer while building experience in the field? Then this is a great opportunity for you! ReThink Red Deer is an urban environmental non-profit based in Red Deer, AB. We currently oversee 2 urban agriculture projects, a virtual store and hold several events over the summer. Our Piper Creek site promotes ecological restoration, supporting native species, and creating an environment where people can learn and play in one place. Our second site is the Capstone Garden Project, which is set to launch the week is (June 2, 2021), and will provide a site where local foods can be grown and donated to food banks and those experiencing food insecurity.

Job Overview

As a part-time horticulture student, you will assist in the maintenance of the site’s flora, and do regular ground keep duties such as; planting, watering, pruning, weeding, seeding, etc. You will work closely with our project landscape lead in building and caring for the site throughout the season.

What you get

Experience working in the nonprofit industry

Flexible scheduling

Make connections

Experience coordinating and leading team events


What you do

Site maintenance

Plant, cultivate, and irrigate crops

Harvest crops

Attending weekly virtual meetings

Maintain logs of work completed on-site


Fast-paced environment

Repetitive tasks

Handling heavy loads

Physically demanding

Attention to detail

Combination of sitting, standing, walking

Bending, crouching, kneeling

Ability to work Outdoors in Wet/dampDusty and Hot environments

Ability to get to both sites when needed (drivers license is considered an asset)

First Aid is considered an asset.

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Volunteer opportunities are always available as well.