How long is the internship?
We have 3 internship Serve Sessions throughout the year, each session varies in length of 2-3 months. Interns who decide to stay for more than one Serve Session can join our Alaka’i Team after their first session is over and if they qualify.
What is the expectation of an intern?
Interns come here to serve at the farm, kids house, and local businesses, live graciously in community, grow closer to God, and have fun while doing it!
Are housing and food provided?
All of our interns live in community at Alohalani House. We provide two washers, two dryers, laundry detergent, bedding, and 3 meals a day. Snacks are not provided but we recommend bringing extra money for snacks as they come in handy during service days.
How do I get to Kauai?
Interns must purchase their own airfare to and from the island. The airport you will be flying into is Lihue Airport (LIH). Airfare is not covered by the internship fee.
Will I have time to explore the island?
Yes! We require a commitment of 4.5 days per week, to be determined by us after you arrive. These days may vary each week, but will not exceed in amount. We do however strongly encourage involvement in a local church of your choice.
How do I get around while I’m on Kauai?
Our interns will have vans to transport them to and from the farm (Makanalani) and for work related trips. Three additional vehicles will be available for small outings around the island. Personal mileage is not covered in the tuition, more details will be provided during orientation week.
How old do I need to be?
You will need to be at least 18 years old when your Serve Session begins.
What should I pack?
Who will pick me up from the airport?
We can pick you up on specified days, or you can arrange your own transportation.
Can I have visitors stay with me at the Alohalani House?
You may have pre-approved daytime visitors only. No overnight visitors are allowed.
How do I pay for the internship?
$150 is due at the time of acceptance to secure your spot, should you choose to do the internship. This is a non-refundable deposit. At least $350 of the internship fee is due 4 weeks prior to the start of your Serve Session. The remainder is due one week prior to your arrival. We also highly recommend bringing spending money for outings around the island.