Study Internship Program
Pele Lani Agricultural Center
the past 8 months, Pele Lani Agricultural Center has opened its gate to allow
friends to stay for short periods of work exchange. They have fallen in love with
the natural beauty and the peaceful energy that is present on the property. There
is a magical quality to Pele Lani that the Hawaiians understand. The energy here
accelerates one's growth, development and manifestation of intentions.
Our vision is to utilize the natural landscape and features of this piece of paradise to create a self sustaining environment as a healing Agricultural Center. We serve people from all over the world who want to rejuvenate in a pure, unpolluted environment. We provide education, alternative healing modalities, body work and many other services to our guests.
vision includes organic farming, solar power and a natural water filtration system.
We are well on our way toward this vision. On this 5 acre property, we have a
5 year old custom built house, a green house, some fruit trees, two solar panels
and county water. We are about 80% complete with the landscaping of the walls
surrounding our own private geo-thermal theraputic swimming pond.
We are spiritual beings in the midst of a human experience.
Our spiritual practices include meditation, tantra yoga, music, chanting and body
movement. We celebrate our bodies as temples of our higher selves. We are all
connected energetically and respect all life. We practice unconditional love and
We invite you to join a community of higher consciousness people who want to learn
and serve. Be part of our extended family. Bring your own unique skills and talent
to contribute to the growth and beauty of this special place. Spend some time
with us, learn about sustainable living, organic farming, landscaping, native
plants, and the culture of Hawaii. You must be 21 years or older.
Basically, there are three simple rules:
Keep all of your agreements.
We expect good communication skills and openness to receiving feedback and coaching. You must be in good health and have health insurance coverage of some type. We expect you to fulfill your duties according to schedule unless there is an unforeseeable situation. We expect you to be a team player.
Pele Lani Agricultural Center is mostly in a natural state. The landscape is rough in many areas. We will do everything possibly to ensure your safety; however, we will require you to sign a waiver in case you are injured on the property.
We anticipate that this program will be very popular. If you get accepted as one of our next work study students, we will enter an agreement to be held with the best intentions and integrity. The time period we have mutually accepted is to be honored and not subject to change. If any questions come up for you after the interview, please feel free to call us anytime.
If you are serious about spending some time with us, submit an application with your picture. Write about your previous experiences, skills and a bit about your family background.
We also would like you to answers to the following questions:
brings you the most joy in life and what is your passion?
Your application is confidential and will be reviewed by Maya and Shaun only.
Please schedule time for a telephone interview with Maya or Shaun. It is important
for us to choose the right person, as we are a small family-oriented community
with visiting Agricultural Center guests from all over the world. We want to ensure
that we are a match for you and you for us.
We are a family community here and love to have people bring their special talents and share them with us. We have a value exchange program that requires balance, flexibility, cooperation and communication. We look forward to including you in our group.
What we provide...ROOM and BOARD
We provide you with sleeping accommodations of our choice, the small huts, tents or room in the main house. You will have access to a full kitchen in the house and a shared bathroom and shower. Bedding and linens are provided. We provide laundry facilities and laundry soap.
Our gardens and local markets are fruitful and we have a community food bin for food. You will be responsible for your own cooking or you can share cooking responsibilities with others. We tyically don't have meat but do have some poultry and fish at dinner. We encourage a healthy diet and we will have community dinners from time to time to celebrate that.
We provide educational on the job training as well as a variety of educational sessions on communication skills, business skills, leadership skills and meta-physics. You are required to attend a minimum 4 hours of non-job training free of charge while you are here. You will receive a certificate for each training course you complete. These courses will support you in collaboration and teamwork with other participants.
If you are interested in private coaching sessions or private educational sessions, you can trade for them by working extra hours at $8-10 per hour. If Maya and Shaun agree in advance to pay you for a job exceeding your weekly-hour quota, you will be paid $8-10 per hour.
You'll have access to televisions, movie equipment, stereo equipment and a wireless high speed internet connection. This is shared by everyone.
If there are community errands to be done, you may have use of one of our vehicles as long as you have a valid license and a clean driving record.
is an absolutely incredible experience to be free from many types of pollution,
power lines and stress. You will find this environment very beneficial for your
body, mind and spirit.
You provide your own personal supplies and personal transportation as necessary. You are responsible for your travel expense to and from Pele Lani, Hawaii.
Is Required Of You:
Phone: We have a flat rate phone package so local calls and long distance calls are free to you. There is only 1 phone line for all of us other than our personal mobile phones so we ask that you limit you calls on the land line. If you receive more than 1 to 2 calls per day we ask you to set up a voice mail account with the local phone Message Company (approximately 15.00 per month). You will get your own phone number and you can create your own message greeting and check in whenever you need. Calls from your friends/family can be received no earlier than 8am or later than 9pm Hawaii Standard Time. Your calls out are limited to 15 minutes per day and Agricultural Center business has priority. Mobile phones work in some areas of the property depending upon the provider.
Email: We provide a high speed wireless internet connection, not available for checking your email on our computer except in case of emergency. You can visit the local internet café in Pahoa or bring your own laptop. We do have a high speed DSL and router in addition to the wireless internet connection.
Transportation: there is limited public transportation where we are. Hitch hiking is legal but for safety reasons, we do not recommend it. You can purchase a used bicycle or other vehicle, then sell it before you leave. We provide transportation if any of the family is going into town.
To receive snail mail:
name c/o Pele Lani Agricultural Center
For questions and other information, please use the contact information below. Mahalo!
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