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June 2012 Longterm Internship

Rak Tamachat, Panya Project’s sister site in Korat, is now accepting applications for interns.

These positions start in June 2012 and run for 6 months.

Interns will essentially be asked to participate as part of the staff of our developing education centre and farm. We plan to be conducting many integrated permaculture projects, and you will find yourself delving into everything from implementation of organic garden beds, to the construction of natural buildings, from working with short term volunteers, to feeding and caring for the animals, from graphic/social media design to mulching the food forest.

Work requirements are a minimum of 5 days a week, 6 hours a day with some occasional weekend duties (such as: watering garden beds, flipping compost, feeding animals, etc). Each Intern is asked to be the main caretaker for a certain area of the land/system, inspiring long- term vision, ownership and responsibility. You are given the freedom to make a genuine contribution to the future of our farm systems. As an intern, you are sure to get a full plethora of experiences from your time here!

The farm is approximately 50 acres located in a rural part of central Thailand, about 3.5 hours NE of Bangkok and 1.5 hours outside of Korat, Thailand’s second largest city.

Our plan is to implement our Permaculture design, and will see a transformation of the place in a major way. Our Master Plan is a dynamic, living document, and we encourage new, forward-thinking designs to be added to continually grow and produce a replicable, abundant system. We hope to see a number of major changes over the next year:

1) the site’s low diversity ecology moving towards a rich diverse, nature friendly system.

2) The farm systems go from barely breaking even to a healthy profit (by reducing costs, intertwining systems and finding new markets)

3) Increase the health and beauty of the landscape.

4) and to make the climate of the land more liveable.

We are looking for people who already have some permaculture experience, and are currently working on their permaculture diploma or are looking to get some solid permaculture practice. There is also the opportunity that an internship could develop into one of our paid (stipend) management positions. Our internship is intended as a hands on learning experience, rather than a workshop to be taught things day in and day out. You are able to guide your own learning experience and are sure to learn a ton during your time here.

Our design and community are ambitious, exciting and holistic. We look forward to seeing some amazing permaculture happen as the year goes

Costs – The Internship is for a minimum of 6 months and requires financial payment. This cost helps to pay for your food and other resources associated with having you on site. We are not making any money by hosting you. We genuinely want to make an even trade of your work time for the amount of learning available. It is our goal to make this trade a worthwhile one and ensure that you go away having learned a ton, and had a lot of fun! With this as our focus, we are in the process of deciding what is a fair request, so please bear with us and we will provide more details as soon as we are confident your payments will be contributing sufficiently, while being fair and reasonable.
We do require the first $200 of this fee to be decided is a non-refundable deposit and secures your place as an intern. This amount is payable upon being accepted and cannot be refunded, even if the internship is terminated during the first 30 days evaluation period.

How to Apply

Please email thefarmcq@gmail.com or visit the Panya Project website for more details and to fill out the application form.
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