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Wilderness Guest Ranch Internships

Overall Rating

2/ 10

  • Internship Placement

    2

  • Program Administration

    2

  • Living Situation

    1

  • Cultural Immersion

    5

  • Health and Safety

    8

  • Social Life

    4

Prepare to work hard and follow procedures

I was working as an intern at Chilcotin Holidays in March, but poor working conditions and prior agreements not being met, made me leave early. Prior to my arrival I had a contact saying I should do a forestry management internship, but upon arrival I was told to work with office administration and if I wanted to work with forestry, I could do it in my spare time. On top of this I was working from 10 am-8 pm and expected to standby on my days off. The accommodation is very basic and in the summer months you stay in old tents. I would not recommend going to Chilcotin if you don’t have a burning desire to become a horseback guide. It’s all about the horses! Make sure you have your agreements set before arrival and prepare to work hard and long hours everyday.