ACHS encourage students and graduates to seek apprenticeship, mentorship and internship opportunities in their area through professional organizations and with local businesses and natural health professionals.
Many students have successfully obtained volunteer or apprentice positions in their area while studying with ACHS. Many practitioners and businesses are happy to take on an enthusiastic and dedicated volunteer. The ACHS Registrar's Office can provide transcripts and letters of recommendation for students and graduates in good standing as needed. Please contact the Registrar's Office directly at (800) 487-8839 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Several holistic health professional organizations also provide formal mentorship programs, including:
Graduates of the Diploma in Herbal Studies Master Herbalist program should contact the American Herbalists Guild directly for information about the AHG Mentorship program clinical requirements for professional membership. Visit www.americanherbalistsguild.com or call (203) 272-6731.
ACHS students will be offered preferential placement in Chanchal's herbal apprenticeship opportunities. Practical training may include clinical work, dispensary practicum, gardening, harvesting and processing herbs.
Visit www.innisfreefarm.ca to learn more about Chanchal's herb and vegetable farm on Vancouver Island, BC. Diploma in Herbal Studies Master Herbalist graduates should contact Chanchal directly at email@example.com or call (250) 336-8767.
NANP provides a mentorship program for holistic nutrition professionals and other healthcare professionals that integrate holistic nutrition in their practice. Click here for more information.
The Herb Pharm, located in Williams, Oregon, provides an Herbaculture Internship Program. This 5-week, residential internship programs provides hands-on herbal experience in an intensive and focused program. Visit https://www.herb-pharm.com/herbaculture-program for more information.
Note: ACHS cannot guarantee job placement or acceptance into an internship, mentorship or apprenticeship program. We also recommend that students and graduates always ensure that adequate insurance against liability is provided for any volunteer work.