Big Island Farms

Some internships may be closed. Please refer to the organization’s web page for up-to-date postings and opportunities.

Summer 2017 / Fall 2017 APPLY Now!

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Aloha to all pursuers of knowledge, experiences and passion:

Big Island Farms, Big Island Table Experience (BITE), and World Sacred Gardens would like to invite you to join our upcoming Hawaii internship programs, here on our organic permaculture farm.

We are currently accepting applicants for our Spring 2017 / Summer 2017 Internships and beyond! Big Island Farms is located on the tropical Hamakua coast of Hawaii’s Big Island, five miles from the breathtaking Waipio Valley and historic Honokaa Town. The quaint but thriving local community is interconnected with 10 of the world’s 14 available microclimates ranging from vibrant jungle to arid desert tundra this ancient and sacred island lends Big Island Farms a culturally and biologically rich environment. Boasting the tallest mountain “Mauna Kea”, the worlds most active volcano, “Kilauea” and the largest mountain “Mauna Loa” (in cubic feet) , the Big Island of Hawaii is a treasure of geological extremes like no where else on Earth.

Big Island Farms began simply with a decade long effort to restore and revitalize the soil, flora and fauna of the land. After many years of allowing the natural ecosystems to re-establish themselves and create a biodynamic ecology our team began this mission. Mulching tropical grasses that at times reach six to ten feet high, we have reclaimed the orchards and farm lands establishing new gardens and tropical fruit orchards along the way. Our group came together with a shared vision of sustainability, community, and the desire to live off the land. We are searching for like-minded individuals who we can share our knowledge with and who can also leave their mark at Big Island Farms.

Through our interdisciplinary education model, which incorporates classes, tangible hands on experience, field trips and guest speakers, students will actively pursue their passions, learn to broaden their worldviews, and work towards a more sustainable lifestyle.

Come be an active participant in a progressive learning environment and expand your horizons through the Big Island Farms Internship Program!


We are currently accepting applications for Summer 2017 / Fall 2017 and beyond. Internship spots are limited and fill up quickly, hurry to APPLY NOW.


Big Island Farms Internship Programs Include:


Ecological Design

Farm to Table Culinary Arts

Organic Agriculture and Tropical Horticulture

Outdoor Recreation


Internship Vision

Our internship’s vision is to inspire and motivate individuals to be proactive in their education through self-discovery and experiential learning; developing skills of critical and holistic thinking, self-sufficiency and community building, while simultaneously learning to be stewards of the land and innovative leaders for the future.

Semesters Available




Location Area

Out of State