Interniship in Education and Farming- Pahoa, Hawaii
Organization:Dragon’s Eye Learning Center
Job Title: Intern
Location: Pahoa, HI
Hours and Compensation: unpaid
Position Dates (if applicable): flexible
Application Deadline: rolling
Dragon’s Eye Learning Center is located at a lush, expansive, off-grid farm in rural east Hawaii. The site offers a large studio, a kitchen, gardens, classrooms, a library, computers, musical instruments, a wood shop, solar power, orchards, sewing machines, an aquaponics system, orchards, and a Community Supported Agriculture business.
Dragon’s Eye offers two basic positions: interns and WWOOFers. The internship program is a serious, structured educational program combining a strong hands-on exposure to the elements of a local farm-to-table system with required reading, documentary viewing, and discussion groups. The internship fee includes instruction, all meals, lodging, and regularly scheduled field trips. Minimum internship duration is 3 months, with at least 4 months preferred. Cost as of February, 2012: $600/mo. The farm is also listed on the Willing Workers on Organic Farms website and accepts applications for earnest organic farming adventurers who want on-farm experience. A typical week’s work is 30 hrs. plus 5 hrs. community service. Lodging and kitchen facilities are provided. Surplus farm produce is available to WWOOFers, but you can expect to spend $100-$200/mo. on supplemental food/fuel. As of February 2012, the farm is also looking for a responsible, mature organic gardening enthusiast to manage its soil-based organic gardens, and a Weston A. Price/Nourishing Traditions enthusiast to manage kitchen culturing/fermentation. Terms of these positions are negotiable, but probably don’t include pay.
• download our DELC Intern Packet.pdfin a printable form, or read through the same packet below
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Next, think about it! Talk to your advisor or friends. Look at your budget. When you are ready, you can start considering the questions in the application form. Compose your answers in a separate document and when you are ready to actually submit the application, go ahead and fill it out. We’ll be notified by email and we’ll get in touch with you promptly. If you’ve completed all of the above steps, and still have some questions, don’t hesitate to call at (808) 965-9371 or email.