Hookuaaina Intern Application
Hoʻokuaʻāina 10-Week Internship Program Participants will spend time working with a team of farm managers and Executive Director Dean Wilhelm to experience a 10-week immersion in the traditional Hawaiian practice of farming kalo, a culturally significant and vital staple to the Hawaiian people. All participants will be challenged to grow in areas of personal and professional development. In addition to practicing important Hawaiian values, beneficial technical and job readiness skills will be gained over the course of the 10 weeks.
-Up to 150 hours
-Up to 15 hours per week, $10-$12 per hour
-Up to3 days a week flexibility any day, Tuesday-Saturday
-Must be between 16-24 years old
TASKS TO INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO
-All aspects of the cultivation of kalo including planting, weeding, harvesting, nutrient supplementation, loʻi preparation and build out.
-Proficiency in tool handling
-Traditional food preparation (poi, luau, ulu dishes)
-Caring for other crops such as Ulu, Cacao, and Bananas
-Leading of various groups and volunteers
WORKING CONDITIONS AND EXPECTATIONS
-Applicant must be ok with physical labor and working outdoors
-The conditions are muddy and in full exposure to the elements
-Work is rain or shine
-Must be able to lift 50 pounds
Which session are you interested in?
Why are you interested in this Internship and specifically why did you choose Ho’okua’āina?
Share previous experiences that help to qualify you for this position (i.e. farming, volunteering, working outdoors, working with youth)?
What strengths would you add to the team?
What do you hope to gain by being a part of the ʻohana at Ho’okua’āina?
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