Essay Questions


Intern positions with Vale da Lama are competitive, so please take your time with the application to ensure the best chance of internship placement.

Please answer the following questions thoughtfully; we expect responses of between 250-500 words per question.

Your document should be saved as “last name_first name initial_Essays” in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format. (Example: Smith_J_Essays.pdf).

1- What motivates you to participate in the Vale da Lama Internship? Why is now the right time for you to become an intern?

2 – What do you hope to accomplish in your time with Vale da Lama? Please comment on your goals in regards to work, study and communal living on the farm as well as your personal development goals.

3- The internship experience can be challenging. Vale da Lama seeks interns able to handle the experience both through their independence to take initiative when lacking support as well as being able to strongly contribute to a team. Explain with concrete examples how you are ready for this experience and what qualities and strengths you possess to help advance the internship program of Vale da Lama.

4- What is one of your weaknesses and how do you try to overcome it?

5- What is your favorite quote and why is it meaningful to you?

Thank you for submitting your application to Vale da Lama.


Ou Next Internship Season begins on
September 11, 2021

The last day to submit a complete application is July 31, 2021

The internships are provided by Project New Discoveries, in partnership with Quinta Vale da Lama.

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