If you are looking for a more intensive and expansive educational experience than are provided by our short courses, our Certificate, Semester, and Internship programs provide an opportunity for a depth of learning and skill-building you're unlikely to find anywhere else. Whether you are a student looking for an alternative, hands-on learning environment, a professional seeking new career opportunities, a tradesperson seeking skill development, or a future homeowner looking to design it and build it with your own two hands, our longer-term programs provide experiential exposure to the design/build process at scales varying from furniture to communities.
Yestermorrow offers three certificate programs designed for individuals looking for intensive, in-depth, hands-on opportunities for deepening understanding, acquiring functional skill sets, and widening career opportunities. Open to educational enthusiasts of all ages (from 18 up), our certificate programs offer intensive learning opportunities for anyone seeking a blast of career development in a timeframe substantial enough for real growth, but short enough to squeeze in around other family and career obligations.
The Internship Program is dedicated to provide a unique educational experience volunteering and living as part of the Yestermorrow community. Program participants -- in six-month and twelve-month sessions -- learn basic design/build and non-profit administrative skills by means of hands-on experience, and at the same time are able to take a variety of courses offered by talented faculty from all over the country. The Interns provide Yestermorrow with critical support in the day-to-day operations of the School while participating in hands-on learning opportunities both in and out of formal classes. The interns each contribute approximately 40-45 hours of labor per week in exchange for housing, meals, and classes.
The Yestermorrow-UMass Semester in Sustainable Design/Build offers students and recent graduates the opportunity to explore interdisciplinary, whole-systems thinking while developing fundamental technical skills in architecture and construction.