Join our Permaculture Internship and experience everything that happens on a permaculture farm. Live off-grid with like-minded people, eat healthy food, immerse yourself in nature and enjoy optional yoga and meditation classes.
We regularly host people from Erasmus programs and we would love to have you as a chef, gardener or farm help. please read below for more information.
Want to join a course instead, then visit our events page and apply for an event
Video from Summer 2021 permaculture internship
What to know what it will be like? check out this 20 min video taken during the Summer 2021 internship. Of course, every internship is different but this gives you an idea.
Farm Management Erasmus Internship
This includes working with the sheep and chickens, composting, planting crops, forest management, working with some machines, and general DIY. For this role, you need to be strong and physically fit.
Chef Erasmus Internship
You will have the opportunity to cook farm-to-table food from our market garden. You will cook vegetarian food for groups of up to 30 on our courses. You will need to agree to sustainable cooking, i.e. we do not import very much and mainly work with local and fresh ingredients.
Gardening Erasmus Internship
You will help manage our organic market garden. This includes weeding, planting, planning, pest ad disease management, fertilising (organic homemade methods, harvesting and packaging.
Interns will be expected to:
- Assist in other areas when needed
- Cook so the chefs get time off
- Assit with cleaning and farm upkeep
- Be a host and share knolwdge with our guests
Photos of previous interns:
Learn how to process food from the garden.
- Food is cooked on rotation with the other guests (Can’t cook? don’t worry you will have support from our chef, so you will leave us a competent cook, one of the best take-home skills of being here)
- Once per month as part of our community outreach, we visit a local farm to help them out for a morning
- Friday afternoons are a deep clean afternoon so we can enjoy a clean environment for the week ahead. During this time we may need to prepare accommodation for future guests or make some repairs or upgrades to the farm.
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What can you do in your free time?
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Frequently asked questions
Is it ok to join the internship on a different date than the start date? This is not possible as we have a welcome for new arrivals and then a one-day introduction to the farm which can not be missed.
Is this a permaculture course? No this is not a permaculture course. This is work experience on a permaculture farm. There will be lectures and tours each day but most of the time you will be working and gaining experience. Usually each day you work on a different aspect so you get to experience a variety of tasks. If you prefer a theory classroom-based course then we will be offering this from next year.
Will I get a PDC certificate from an internship? You will not get a PDC certificate. A PDC is a theory course on how to design a garden or a farm. You will work on our farm and see what it is like to live off-grid and manage a farm.
How many interns will there be? Usually, the maximum number of 4 interns. however during the courses there can be up to 30 people on the farm
Who will be learning the internship and any lessons/instructions? All instructions will be given by the staff. They will also be working alongside you on all the tasks so you can fire all your questions at them during this time. We do not let volunteers on interns teach so that the correct information is passed a long.
I am having some life troubles and want to find myself, is this is a good place for me to come? No this is not the place for you. However, you can consider one of our yoga retreats instead, where you will find time for relaxation, journaling and soul searching.
I have some injuries and am not able to do much physical work is it ok for me to just join the theory and not participate in the work? This is not possible for the internship as you will be expected to work. Living here requires lots of physical work which you must be capable of doing. However, you could join us for a farm stay instead and join some workshops at an extra cost.
Please email info AT keelayogafarm.com to apply for a 3 month internship.
If you just want to volunteer for a short time please visit our volunteer page