Timeline and Fees
The Aquaponics and Sustainable Living Internship is a three month program. When you come into Taino, we set you up with the basics to make your stay fun, comfortable, and educational. The three months are an investment in your education and an incredible opportunity to get hands on practical experience. Our remote location, on the north coast of an island means we simply don’t have access to imported solutions, and have to improvise with natural solutions that are locally available. Dominican are incredibly ingenuitive, and there is much to learn from our staff. The cost for the internship decreases with the length of your stay – the 1st month is $1200, 2nd month $1000 and the 3rd month is $800 interns who wish to stay longer than three months pay a base rate of $600/month.
Tuition for the internship covers accommodation, basic internet, basic food staples as well as access to all produce grown on site, access to our knowledge base, and the opportunity to learn what it takes to create food for a farm to table restaurant. A portion of the fee goes to the Dominican staff as part of our revenue sharing policy.
There are a variety of ways that interns have raised funds for the internship fee, from crowdsourcing to grants from their universities.