Applications for the 2024 program are now closed.              

About the program

The traineeship program is designed to give young people from EU/EEA countries the possibility to spend some relevant time here at the farm in order to discover and learn from our experiences and practices.

Supported by Forum Synergies

Forum Synergies is a non-profit association engaged in sustainable rural development. The organization supports the Obelisk Farm traineeship program through a scholarship.   


What the scholarship covers

Contribution towards the costs to cover travel, accommodation, and subsistence. 

Time and duration

The traineeship period can be from August until September 2024 with a stay of a minimum of 2 weeks and a maximum of 3 weeks.


  • candidates should preferably be under 35 years of age;
  • be actively involved - or want to start activities in local & rural development projects as an animator, organizer, trainer, or adviser to a rural community or rural development NGO; or
  • be an actor in activities (or want to start activities) related to sustainable rural development (e.g. as a farmer, herbalist, ..)
  • have experience in a collective initiative, as an active community member; experience with/ interest in rural development or voluntary work would be desirable;
  • have the ability to communicate in one of the languages indicated by the host organization (usually English);
  • have the motivation to use and share with others the knowledge and practical skills acquired during the scholarship period.


To apply for a traineeship at Obelisk Farm, please fill in this application form: