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Stage, Internship

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Stage, Internship

I hope I posted this in the right forum. If not, I apologize.

I have come to a point in my education where I will be graduating in May, and have a few months before continuing on to higher education here in the states. Between that down time, I am looking for a chance to expand my knowledge, and be privileged enough to learn from another baker about the craft which I love. I am not the type to settle into stagnation. Through TFL, school and work, I have grown as a baker and hope to only continue fulfilling my wetting appetite for understanding the steps of bread baking through another trained baker. I am hoping I may find someone or some help on TFL in my search for an internship.

I now have over two years of baking experience in high volume and small independent bakery production (40 hour+ weeks), and ACF certification in pastries, culinary certificate, minor degree in hospitality management. I understand there are many more bakers out there than I. Many wanting internships at places just like myself as well. I also know I will, and should start at the bottom at your business. Lifting flour, sweeping flours and watching from the sidelines until I have deemed myself worthy. I am perfectly fine with that. I have no sense of entitlement when I step into your bakery. I only wish to learn.

I'd be willing to send all my references, resume, cover letter, photocopies of important documents to you as we work something out. If an oversea possibility arises (which I'd love), I will gladly work on a 90 day visitor visa and fulfill all needed paperwork to make it happen. Yes, one of my teachers is currently looking for an oversea internship for me, but I figured it would never hurt to do some searching for myself as well. Currently, I am looking to start in July-August of 2012, staying until October-November. If we can work something out, I'd gladly stay a bit longer, without a doubt.

The catch is though, I'd need a place to stay. I could offer some payment and would be willing to discuss terms and condition if needed.

If you have any information, please message me on here, or leave a note in this post. Anything would be appreciated, and I thank you in advance.