Our six-week Internship Program is an immersion into living in the tropics, cultivating health and developing skills for sustainable living. The program includes an introduction to farming in the tropics, raw vegan food, off-grid living and support in a self-directed project of your choice.
Your project can be anything that you are genuinely inspired to do that benefits yourself and/or the farm. There are nearly endless opportunities to contribute to the land and community. We are happy to help you, as needed, to choose a fulfilling project. Some of our previous interns have painted signs or murals, established pineapple gardens, improved Kanekiki’s online presence or helped build new infrastructure.
We are willing to work with college students to create internships that will gain them credits for their chosen studies. If this is something you would like to do, please note it in your application
Introduction to the land and community living
2 hours farm work daily
Choosing a project
Week Two to Five
2 hours farm work daily
2 hours work on chosen project
Bi-weekly meetings with internship supervisor
3 hours farm work daily
Project completion and presentation
Kanekiki's internship program fee is $1750. This includes food from the land, accommodation and any costs associated with your internship project. Your airfare and additional food expenses are not included in the program fee. See our Budgeting page for advice on how to financially prepare for your stay.
Who are Kanekiki Internships most ideal for?
Internships are suitable for people over the age of 18 looking for an opportunity to focus learning and creating. They are perfect for students wanting something interesting, enriching and a little adventurous to do during their gap year. Internships can also be a wonderful experience for anyone of any age to learn something new, practice a skill or concentrate on improving wellness.
I am so thankful for my time here at Kanekiki. I've never encountered such a loving, open, and adventurous group of people. Thank you... for the opportunity to experience and grow within this community. I will definitely carry these memories and lessons with me wherever I go... I'll miss you all!
6 weeks | Los Angeles, California
6 weeks | Morgan Hill California
I am so grateful to have had the pleasure to experience, learn, grow, create, step up, and learn so much more about myself... I couldn't have seen my stay any other way and I am excited to venture forward and apply my learnings... Thank you for this chapter in my life. I'll be back!
6 weeks | Denmark
I have endless gratitude... for love and compassion, new friendships, authentic connections, eye-opening conversations, team work fruit and smiling faces. Thank you to all the people here for making me grow and to love myself more. I will miss you all dearly and never forget the memories we've shared here.
6 weeks | Palm City, Florida
Kanekiki has been such a formative experience in my life. I've met some of the most beautiful and compassionate people on this planet and I feel so changed by the relationships I've cultivated here. Thank you for the growth, for loving me, for helping me to thrive and for opening me up so I can share myself with the world. I'm forever grateful to call Kanekiki my home away from home and I can't wait to come back!