plettenberg bay
4 WEEK CANNABIS internship

 If you are unable to commit the time to attend a full time course but still wish to gain hands-on experience in the Cannabis industry then the Cheeba Cannabis Academy internship program may be the perfect solution. Our Cannabis internship program runs for 4 weeks at our Plettenberg Bay Campus and is the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself into a working Cannabis Social Club growing onsite in line with the ENCOD model while also having access to the wide array of outdoor activities and experiences that the world renowned Garden Route has to offer.

This opportunity is open to both local and international interns and is a deep, immersive experience.

Internship program information:
Interns are divided into groups of 2 people per group. Each group follows a different roster which ensures that no more than 2 interns are involved with any of the planned daily activities (except for on Fridays).​

In order to ensure that there are not too many interns working in the same space at the same and to ensure a personalised experience we rotate our groups:
• Group 1 will start with Day 1 in the program
• Group 2 will start with Day 2 in the program
• Group 3 will start with Day 3 in the program
• Interns are free on Saturdays & Sundays.

What your week will look like: 
Day 1:

Location / Area: Kwendalo Wellness Farm, or local permaculture projects, or The CannaClub’s permaculture gardens
Time: 10:30 - 15:00
Learnings: Permaculture, Vegetable Cultivation, Soil management, Nutrition​

Day 2:
Location / Area: The CannaClub (Cannabis club)
Group Member 1 : 09:00 - 14:00
Group Member 2 : 14:00 - 19:00
Learnings: Club House operation & management, VEND Accounting, Tendering, Customer interaction, Cannatours presentations. This is an opportunity to gain experience working in a fully operational Cannabis club, under management of JackPot and is done in shifts.

Day 3:
Location: CannaClub cultivation areas
Time: 09:00 - 16:00
Learnings: Cultivation, processing & packaging of Cannabis​ facilitated by by Ahead Plant Management Services

Day 4:

Location: Cannaclub cultivation areas
Time: 09:00 - 16:00
Learnings: Cultivation, processing & packaging of Cannabis​ facilitated by by Ahead Plant Management Services

Day 5: Friday is a more informal day where all interns get to soak up the beautiful farm life and enjoy our in-house braai (barbecue for our international guests).

09:00 - 11:00 all interns will be engaged in Eco Wise indoor hydro & aqua phonic Cannabis cultivation / or be available to Club members for our weekly Friday educational sessions, in the Garden with Weedin.

12:00 onwards interns get involved in preparing for the Friday CannaClub Member's braai.

There is also an opportunity to assist the CannaClub in house video production team with filming educational content for their YouTube series. ​

Shared accommodation is available at the onsite Cheeba House of the Garden Route Eco Retreat Plettenberg Bay.

Costs per 4 weeks:

Option 1: R7,000
Internship fee & shared accommodation, self-catering

Option 2: R10,000
Internship fee, shared accommodation & catering (1 meal per day Mo - Fri)

Add a Cannabis 101 (R1,100) , Grow 101 (R1,600) or Budtender (R2,200) self-study online course to your internship to complement your practical experience.

Price includes Bi-weekly 2 hours visits to any of our local blue flag beaches. 

Optional services include laundry and other Garden Route excursions.​

About Plettenberg Bay
Plett is the adventure capital of South Africa with premier tourist attractions ranging from the largest floral diversity in the world, raptor / bird sanctuaries, primate and predator rehabilitation centres, ocean / river / lagoon exploration, miles of golden beaches, unspoilt rivers and estuaries, game farms, world famous bungee, hikes and walks, adrenaline adventures, tours, cultural experiences, air adventures, equestrian activities as well as health and beauty amenities.

 The Garden Route Retreat supports the below local black owned start-ups and is deeply committed to empowering disadvantaged communities in the area through Cannabis.

Campus Accreditation

education partners

University of Limpopo
Medical Marijuana 411

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