Apprenticeship Program

Herbalism invites us to be in relationship with ourselves, our ancestors and our world. Our Apprenticeship Program facilitates relationships between our clients, practitioners and the plants, creating a supportive community in which student herbalists can explore herbal practice. In recognition of the disproportionate access to education and certification programs in integrative health and in alignment with our mission to provide culturally centered community care by-and-for Latine and Indigenous people, the Botanical Bus Apprenticeship program provides Latine and Indigenous herbalists paths into clinical practice.

What Apprentices Do?

The Herbal Apprentices are critical support staff for our Mobile Clinic Program. They staff the herbal apothecary, operating as the bridge between the plants, clients, and clinicians. This is a fast-paced hands-on position where apprentices learn by doing. The work of the apprentices makes it possible for us to serve community members in an efficient and organized way. 

Who Apprentices Are?

Qualifications and Requirements of Apprenticeship


Position Title: Apothecary Apprentice.

Reports to: Lead Practitioner.

Deadline: Applications accepted through December 15th, 2024, interviews will be conducted with qualified applicants on a rolling basis and applicants will be notified in early January.

Timeframe: February - November, 2025- 2 clinic/ month minimum commitment.

Compensation: $25/hr at the clinic plus paid safety training. Approximately 14 hours per month. Opportunities for additional unpaid learning at no cost.

Location: In person; Sonoma County, CA.

About the position: Apothecary Apprentices pour formulas for clinicians, host themed group consults, explain formulas to clients, oversee refills, and manage inventory. In the Fall, qualified apprentices are invited to apply to stay on for another year as Clinical Apprentices and be mentored into clinical practice with us. Bilingual professional proficiency in Spanish and English required and preference given to bicultural individuals who identify as Latine and/or Indigenous. Must be available for regular Saturday programming.

Questions? Contact Madalyn Berg, Lead Practitioner and Clinical Herbalism Program Coordinator


Position Title: Herbal Apprentice.

Reports to: Lead Clinical Herbalist.

Deadline: Applications accepted through December 31st, 2023, interviews will be conducted with qualified applicants on a rolling basis and applicants will be notified in mid January.

Timeframe: February - November, 2024- 1 clinic/ month minimum commitment.

Compensation: $100 stipend per clinic.

Location: Sonoma County, CA.

Please apply and contact Madalyn Berg, Lead Clinical Herbalist and Clinical Herbalism Coordinator with any questions.

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