Internship Opportunities

CPRI Barbados is a not for profit organization providing the demonstration and education of permaculture in partnership with the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and other local and international partner organizations.

CPRI’s mission is to work with individuals and communities, local & worldwide to expand the knowledge and practice of integrated, sustainable agriculture and culture, using the whole-systems approach of permaculture design. Currently CPRI offers education in the form of short courses, permaculture education day courses and intensive Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) courses.


CPRI Barbados seeks to enhance its education product through the meaningful engagement of locals and international students in hands on experiential learning. Through its internship program CPRI will offer a variety of opportunities with the goal of educating and engaging individuals who will promote permaculture throughout the community, and serve as a steward of CPRI in promoting its education, community, and regenerative practices. CPRI seeks to provide ongoing engagement opportunities to interns which may surpass the period of internship.

CPRI Internships: 

CPRI is pleased to partner with Wa Samaki Ecosystems and Walkers Institute for Regenerative Research Education and Design (WIRRED) at Walkers Reserve Barbados to offer an amazing experiential learning Internship program. Chosen participants will partake in a 4 week residential internship @ Wa Samaki Ecosystems in Trinidad under the guidance of a permaculture expert, before returning to Barbados to continue their experience at CPRI @ Walkers Reserve, St Andrew with a permaculture specialist.

TWO month permaculture internship spanning 2 countries  |  Limited spots available  |  Selection criteria applies

  • Internship Dates 2019

    • Period 1:

      • August 5 (arrival date T&T August 4)- Aug 30 (depart T&T Aug 31)

      • Sept 2nd: Start Walkers Reserve, Barbados - Sept 27th ​

    • Period 2:​

      • September 2nd (arrival T&T Sept 1) - Sept 27 (depart T&T Sept 28)

      • Sept 30th: Start Walkers Reserve, Barbados - Oct 25th

    • Period 3:​

      • September 30(arrival T&T Sept 29)- Oct 27 (depart T&T Oct 28)

      • Nov 4th: Start Walkers Reserve, Barbados - Nov 29th


​EIGHT WEEK internship @ Walkers Reserve Barbados  |  Limited spots available  |  Selection criteria applies

  • Internship Dates 2019

    • Period 1:

      • September 30th - November 22nd


Opportunities with our Partners
The following are independantly organized internship opportunities offered by our partner organizatons.
Please contact the organization directly for more info and to register

Internship Opportunity: Our Internship program is either a 4 week or 12 week full-immersion experiential opportunity for individuals interested in a hands-on introduction to regenerative practices in the tropics. The 4 week internship fits within the dates of the larger 12 week internship. Starting and ending dates of the 4 week internship are lower down on the page. Interns are expected to arrive on the 4rd of August 2019 for the start of the program on the 5th . The internship includes a 2 week Permaculture Design Course, co taught by the director of Wa Samaki, that starts 2 weeks into the program. The internship will be run  by a core group of residential instructors specializing in natural building and fibres, woodworking and permaculture. The internship also includes a week of working with Amber Cella of the Mudgirls Collective who will be onsite to run some earth building and plastering workshops. Attendance at these workshops is included with the internship. The internship will end during the celebration of “Diwali(the festival of Lights) where Celine, one of our core members, will lead in the lighting of deyas all over the farm to welcome in the new year in the Hindu tradition.

Wa Samaki Ecosystems is a multi-generational family farm and interns will live and work with all 3 generations of our Wa Samaki family as well as other amazing core members. Interns will make lifelong friends, participating in a style of living that often times, changes them forever. Wa Samaki offers an experience second to none in Trinidad and exposes interns to the successes and challenges of running a regenerative site in a challenging Caribbean climate during a time of climate change. We will expose you to all our climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies in the hope that they will inspire you to take the information worldwide. Solving problems and creating solutions will leave you with a valuable skill set relevant to all the challenges life will throw you.

Further information :

12 week or 4 week internships in Trinidad available:

  • Start dates available throughout 2019 + 2020​



Wa Samaki Ecosystems: