Malama Kauai Internships

Malama Kaua`i’s internship program provides part-time or full-time unpaid opportunities for those seeking to begin their career in agriculture or non-profit operations, or to gain entrepreneurial experience in sustainable farming business management. These learning-focused internship roles are based on our 8-acre farm in Kalihiwai, home to our main office, the Kauai Food Forest, 42-plot Kalihiwai Community Garden, livestock pastures, Youth Garden, educational farm plots, and more.

Internships will be built around your specific interests, but may include:

  • Learning sustainable farming operations including seasonal vegetable production, orchard management, permaculture, conservation and more
  • Gaining skills in marketing, social media, sales, fundraising and community outreach
  • Growing your administration skills in program management, activity/event planning, budgeting/finance, policy, and business operations management
  • Developing management skills by leading teams of other interns, students, and community volunteers on special projects


  • Have a strong desire to develop a career in sustainable agriculture or non-profit operations
  • Are able to commit a minimum of 10 hours per week with a regularly set schedule
  • Must be 18+ or 16+ with parent’s permission


  • Food and plant materials from the land
  • Free workshops and continuing education opportunities
  • Career services support for end-of-internship job placement

TO APPLY: Email a copy of your resume to [email protected] with a note letting us know why you’re interested in joining and what you’d like to work on.

*** Housing is unfortunately not available. If you’re considering coming from off-island understand that housing can be difficult and expensive. Many off-island, short-term interns have stayed at hostels, campgrounds, or other similar accomodations

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