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Retreat Intern Position

Intern Position Available



Kashi offers facilities for groups to hold retreats, workshops, and trainings in the sacred space of Kashi Ashram, Sebastian, Florida. The retreat studios are in a secluded part of the 80 acre property and are particularly suitable for meditation, yoga, and wellness retreats. The retreat program provides lodging for up to 40-50 guests, organic vegetarian meals, and additional activities as requested by the clients. Camping areas also available for up to 100 people.


To support and expand this program, Kashi is seeking an assistant to the retreat program director. Kashi’s 40 year history as an interfaith spiritual community makes this a unique offering. It is best suited for candidates seeking not only professional experience, but also opportunities for personal and spiritual growth.

The ideal candidate is:

  • Personable, with strong communication skills
  • A fast learner; willing to adapt and take on new tasks quickly
  • A team player; willing to take on kitchen and other manual duties as needed
  • Willing to be on call during hosted events
  • Tech savvy, experienced with Microsoft Office including Excel, and familiar with social media (or willing to learn)
  • Physically able to help with moving furniture, lifting etc. as needed
  • Have a valid driver’s license
  • College graduate preferred, with experience in nonprofits, program support, or marketing

Time commitment:

  • Position available starting Sept 1, 2017 and again starting January 1, 2018
  • 30 hours per week, Wednesday thru Sunday
  • 3-6 month commitment, with potential for long term apprentice arrangement with a compensation element
  • Initial two week probationary period
  • Monday & Tuesdays days off (unless otherwise arranged)


  • Private room in community house with shared kitchen & bathroom
  • Access to food pantry and at least 3 weekly prepared vegetarian meals
  • Complimentary Kashi School of Yoga classes
  • Complimentary attendance at Kashi Friday & Saturday night programming
  • Optional spiritual mentorship with a Kashi Swami


Specific duties to include, but not limited to:

Program & Administrative Support:

  • Assist with executing retreat administrative processes
  • Assist the director with developing, planning, and coordinating Kashi retreat programs
  • Develop new administrative tools and templates as needed

Guest Services Support:

  • Registration & check-in for retreat groups
  • Coordination with retreat presenters and staff, Kashi guest and food services and gift store
  • Helping in the kitchen as needed

Marketing Support:

  • Research potential new clients and develop initial outreach strategies
  • Assist with promotion and marketing efforts

Transition training: Train the next retreat volunteer before leaving position.

For more information please email seva@kashi.org

To start the application process, please complete this survey