Work on a farm in Hawaii.
Internship program


Gingerhill is the Big Island’s premier educational retreat center for agriculturalists and wellness advocates alike. It is our mission to simultaneously offer our guests an enjoyable, restorative stay and inspire them to pursue sustainability, self-sufficiency, and stewardship of the land in their own lives. We would not be able to fulfill our purpose with such ease and joy without the loyal, enthusiastic support of our interns.

If you’re a positive, energetic individual with a strong work ethic and adaptable skill set who wants to work on a farm in Hawaii, we want you to intern with us at Gingerhill! We work to offer our interns a thorough experiential education while also catering to their curiosities and desires. We consult with incoming interns to determine their strengths, knowledge and desired educational offerings so we can create a mutually enriching exchange of work, skills, and ideas.

Interns are provided with the following:

  • A thorough understanding of sustainable permaculture principles and practices.
  • Freedom to harvest organic fruits and vegetables from our farm.
  • Inclusion in special farm events and celebrations.
  • Group yoga and meditation.
  • The opportunity to make valuable connections with Gingerhill’s friends and staff.
  • A cozy private or shared accommodation immersed in nature.
  • Linens and blankets.
  • Free wi-fi access.
  • Access to our communal kitchen, including cookware, dishes, a stove, and a fridge.
  • Farm-fresh lunches with our staff.
  • Rides to and from the airport as well as to the grocery store.
  • The education and experience of a lifetime!

*Important Note: 

  • Interns are responsible for their own breakfast and most dinners.
  • We are committed to sustainability and a lighter footprint. We conserve water and electricity on the farm. Interns residing in the dormitory will have access to waterless toilets.
  • We strive to accommodate dietary preferences.


“I had an amazing time at Gingerhill Farm. The internship program is great for people interested in learning more about practicing sustainability, living in a community, and giving back to the land you are on. Zach and Iris are incredibly knowledgeable teachers and hosts. They go above and beyond to make sure you are comfortable and learning what you want to be learning at the farm. You can tell that people put a lot of thought and effort into the work done and care about the community as a whole. Not to mention the farm fresh food every day is beyond amazing!”
– Claire Hildebrandt, 3 months intern



Daily Routine

Our work week is Wednesday thru Sunday. So we recommend arriving on Tuesday through Saturday if you have flexible travel plans.

6:00am Meditation
6:30am Yoga (Wed&Fri)
8:30am to 12:30pm Farmwork
1:00pm Lunch
2:00pm Free Time or Activities (lecture, karaoke, dance, social games, beach, volleyball etc.)






















Duration and Prices

Choose from different lengths of stay and levels of accommodation to suit your availability and tastes.


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1-Week Internship: $1,497
2-Week Internship: $2,497
4-Week Internship: $3,497

Extended Stay

8-week Internship: $5,997
12-Week Internship: $7,997


View this room..

1-Week Internship: $1,997
2-Week Internship: $3,497
4-Week Internship: $4,497

Extended Stay

8-week Internship: $6,997
12-Week Internship: $9,497

Deluxe, Private

View this room..

1-Week Internship: $2,497
2-Week Internship: $3,997
4-Week Internship: $5,497

Extended Stay

8-week Internship: $7,997
12-Week Internship: $10,497

If you are looking to learn more about wellness and agriculture, experience community living, make new friends, amp up your resume, renew your sense of balance, and make a valuable difference in the world all while working on a farm in Hawaii ==> Fill out the application form below.




4-Week Intern



4-week Intern



6-week Intern



12-week Intern


What should I bring with me?

Detailed information on what you might need or want to bring with you for the internship program you will find here.

What does the cost of internship cover?

The Cost of Internship covers airport pick up, your room, five communal farm-to-fork meals per week, all instruction, and access to community and all group activities.

What Airport should I fly into?

Please fly into Kona International airport to facilitate pick-up.

What should I bring with me to my internship?

Please refer to the “What To Bring” tab under Opportunities on the website for a complete list of what to bring. Garden shears will come in handy. Machete is optional.

I’m traveling alone. Can I share an accommodation with another retreat participant?

If you are traveling alone, and want to share a deluxe accommodation with another intern, we can try and coordinate your stay with another intern. Please let us know if this option interests you. If you are traveling with a friend this can easily be arranged. See “Private Deluxe Shared” accommodations under our “Internship Program” button.

Should I rent a vehicle?

The Big Island is large and rural and has minimal infrastructure for public transportation. Walking is not an option. You will have free time in the afternoons and on weekends. If your plan is to explore the island, renting a car would be an attractive option. Catching rides with Farm residents is a second option but will not allow for the same level of autonomy.

What is the weather like in Kealakekua?

We are in the Subtropics. You can expect a temperature range between 65-85 degrees F (18-30 degrees C) In the winter it dry and gets cold in the mornings. In the summer it is wet and warm.

What kind of activities do we do in the garden?

We specialize in closed-loop regenerative agriculture. Interns can expect to get their hands dirt and learn all aspects of food production and resource management. This includes but is not limited to: Seeding, Transplanting, Bed prep, Ammendments, Soil building, Pruning and much much more. Expect to get well-trained in the use of a machete!

What kind of food do you serve on the property?

We specialize in nutrient-dense farm-to-fork meals here at Gingerhill Farm Retreat. We can accommodate most dietary modalities.

How do I contact you if I have questions?

If you have questions please reach out to us at

Can you accommodate dietary restrictions?

Yes, we are well versed in most dietary modalities from gluten-free to raw vegan.

Will I have access to WiFi?

Yes, we have fast and free wifi coverage for most parts of the farm.

How do I schedule spa services?

Spa services can be arranged by contacting the office at We have onsite and offsite therapists for a variety of modalities. Please inquire.

How close is the nearest beach?

The Big Island has many beautiful beaches. The nearest beach is Manini Beach which is 15 minutes to the south by car. Kua Bay is the closest white-sand beach at about 40 minutes to the north. Hookena black-sand beach is 30 minutes to the south.

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