Bamboo Internships

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Come to Bali and learn Hands On Bamboo Building Construction for Interiors, furniture-making and traditional Balinese Bamboo Art – while experiencing local arts and culture…. with a program tailored to you. Our Internship program is for those interested to be able to build with bamboo and the practical aspects of construction – from harvesting and treatment to design, carpentry and joinery.

Joining us for our longer programs can be helpful if you’re interested in developing a product/design from bamboo… You’ll have plenty of time with our craftsmen to find a way with bamboo that works for you… Live-in or live-out Internship programs for product design and building with bamboo / earth-building techniques in Belega (15/20 minutes South East of Ubud).

A hands-on experience developing confidence around the basic concepts and techniques of working practically with bamboo. Through this program you will gain experience with bamboo joinery and carpentry and experience the design process for a group project or individual creative project (as you choose) with the guidance of expert bamboo carpenters and master-craftsmen in Belega. 

The VIP Internships Level of Bamboo Creative Bali contributes to local Regenerative projects and enable local communities to access and explore renewable and affordable building methods while reinventing and revitalising the “common image” of bamboo.

Join our Bamboo Apprentices during your Internship and support the building of Local Regenerative Homestay Projects...

We are currently working in Belega (15-20 min from Ubud in Bali) where local Balinese craftsmen directly share their skills and knowledge around bamboo construction through our workshop programs.

It is local people (in developing countries making up 70% of the world population) whose impact and choices in lifestyle/s in the next 20-30 years is going to have the greatest impact potentially on climate change and/or its mitigation… Presently an average person in a developing country uses 20% of the fossil fuels compared to people living in “developed countries” but as people lose their culture and become “modernised and educated” their energy footprint increases dramatically and this trend towards non-sustainable urbanisation needs to be addressed urgently.

Our approach in helping to create systemic change is to build local programs which enable access to affordable technologies which can make life more sustainable and enables knowledge-sharing and distribution of funding for practical projects/demonstrations of Regenerative methods for farming, sustainable and ethical producion, building and waste-management systems and to enable finance for infrastructure/materials to start local Regenerative Farms and Businesses.

Our programs create the foundations to seed/enable the development of Outreach projects where you may come and attend your internship – You can choose which project you’re interested in and when we reach the funding threshold that project will become available. A percentage of funds are also used to collate course content and videos to be made available online and accessible.

Our VIP programs will provide accommodation for future students and also host workshops where locals can share knowledge at a community level and ensure the skills of older generations are not lost. You can support the development of a this project while learning awesome skills to enable accessibility/affordability of bamboo for locals and, help on our local-level Outreach Projects to make this knowledge available to anyone with a hand phone.

We have tiered access/participation and contribution according to what you can bring to the programs whether that be physical, financial, through knowledge and skill contribution or by another means… (we are creative after all)…

Program Pricing:

One Week Internship Program Full-time 6 days/week 8.30am to 4pm: (includes one on one basic training and mentorship for Bamboo Joinery and Carpentry with group topic or individual project – 6 days per week): Live-in USD$445 / Rp.6,000,000; Liveout: USD$350 / Rp.5,100,000

Two-week Internship Program: (includes one-on-one basic training and mentorship for small-scale building and crafts with individual projects – 6 days per week) Live-in $$USD840 / Rp.12.250,000 ; Live-out USD$685 / Rp.9,600,000

Three-week Internship Program: (includes basic training and mentorship in bamboo construction, on-site build and construction experience program with craft project – 6 days per week) USD $1,200 / Rp.17,500,000 (Live-in); $1000 / Rp.14,600,000 (Live-out) –

Seven-Week Program Full-time 3 weeks on 1 week off: (includes basic training in bamboo and construction and design mentorship for individual construction project) Live-in :$1,160 / Rp.16,900,000; Live-out: USD$990 / Rp.14,000,000

Eleven-week Bamboo Training Course and Build: (Full-time 3 weeks on one week off 8.30am to 4pm 6 days/week) USD$2,925 / Rp.42,300,000 (Live-in); $USD 2,415 / Rp.35,000,000 live-out)

You can support the building of the Belega Bamboo School by pre-purchasing your Internship Program (weekly and monthly programs available)and/or Accommodation/Meals Package at the discount rate of USD$9.50/night (usually $12/night). Both are redeemable for 3 years from purchase date.

VIP Internship Programs

Would you like to stay with us and eat, sleep and poop bamboo? –> This personalised mentorship program is for learning joinery, technique and design aspects of bamboo building as well as having a product design focus with one-on-one mentoring specific to your needs. 1,2,3,7 and 11-week programs available. You can choose which project you’re interested in and when we reach the funding threshold that project will become available… see our Outreach Page for info and updates.

You can support the building of the Belega Bamboo School by pre-purchasing your Course or Internship Program and/or Accommodation/Meals Package at a discount rate of USD$9.50/night (usually USD$12/night). Redeemable for 3 years from purchase date

2 week accommodation Pre-purchase Special

Meals and Accommodation package for Internship programs


Online-Access Bamboo Internship and Outreach Program

You can start your internship online with us and accompany us by video/zoom along with some recorded sessions alongside our local farmer program for working with bamboo… This online program will cover the making of a traditional treatment process working alongside Astungkara Way at the Regenerative Farmers Learning Centre at Abiansemal – part of an ecosystem-learning approach along the Astungkara Way Trail – a pilgrimage and agroforestry education program spanning the north-south coast of Bali uniting tourism with foundational projects which create REAL Regenerative change and innovation at a local level. (read more about Astungkara Way)

We plan to help by making knowledge available to local farmers on the economic potential and benefits of growing and treating bamboo affordably and non-toxically; We hope that more local farmers (worldwide) will gain knowledge of this method of treatment which the farmer can value-add, lengthen the lifespan of bamboo and also lower the cost of production. Though this process can get a bit smelly (fermentation of the plant sugars), by raising awareness and sharing this knowledge, it could incentivise more farmers to grow bamboo and integrate syntropic agroforestry/mixed cropping on their land/s. The modules of this workshop will be delivered in person through our CSR programs and be made available via on-line video for local farmer groups internationally to help to raise local community awareness of sustainable management of bamboo.

The practical components of our Internship Programs focus on building affordable and practical bamboo and earth-building designed home-stays with local famillies which demonstrate affordable low-tech sustainable building methods – which combined with our on-line program – enables continued outreach and education for local people on making sustainable and viable businesses which contribute to and compliment the development of Regenerative Projects. During the online program we will follow the building of a “homestay” room (practical internship program) – and demonstrate bamboo joinery while explaining concepts of bamboo design and characteristics of various bamboo species.

Some modules are being offered as video-units which are currently in production: please register your interest on the form below and get a special early-bird discount when you SIGN UP before 31 March

If you’d like to join our Online Internships you will have access to our Facebook Group with all the videos (Live video sessions and links to Youtube videos) as our Outreach projects progress with weekly updates via email. Your early support for this program is an investment towards enabling our programs to develop… You can choose how much you wish to pay/contribute AND we offer special partner sponsorships for those who’d like to co-develop their own bamboo/regenerative project or signature bamboo product design.

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See Also:

Bamboo courses – workshops and courses information

Bamboo VIPs

Be our very special guest at Bamboo Creative Bali and Live, Breathe and Poop Bamboo with Us! Experience living in our Bamboo Tiny-house Earthship Sky Kubu and experience Local Life in our Urban Jungle Workshop in Denpasar, Bali…

Jump into our course programs and see how things work behind the scenes at Bamboo Creative Bali… We offer a sliding-scale contribution approach to make this learning accessible to the everyone: We are committed to finding ways to collaborate which are mutually beneficial for everyone.

For co-contributors in our VIP Internships – the rate is Rp..250k (AU$25) per day session (Rp.6.25 juta(million) /AUD$630 per month) through your professional contribution or traded through your in-kind contribution preserving and enhancing the environment and up-cycling/ sequestering and re-utilising waste in an earth-friendly capacity (3 hours/day).. Please Contact Us to discuss details.

Bamboo Creative Workshop Internship 1 week package

All inclusive 7-day Complete Accommodation, Tuition, Tour package: Accommodation in the bamboo house and daily meals are included. Also includes: Saturday afternoon Bamboo Crafting workshop and Sunday Afternoon Plastic hunt and hot spring tour in Penebel. (If you have your own accommodation, the fee is AUD$665)


VIP Day Internship

Day Workshop One on One Instruction for developing your skill and/or bamboo product. Available Monday to Friday. Our VIP interns get one-on-one assistance for 4-5 hours to focus on and develop their chosen skill/product. Our morning starts at 9.30 with fresh jamu/coconut water/coffee and brief intro and chat about what your aims are (you can have input prior so we can tailor the workshop to your needs). You will have all-day with us one-on-one basically and you will be given instruction and then time to try yourself and continue your individual project. We will be assisting you where necessary… Indonesian-style lunch with vegan options and time for chatting. We continue into the afternoon finishing at around 3pm. Tutoring sessions can be booked in advance at Rp.750,000 (AUD$75)/session with our master-craftsmen.

VIP Day Internship

Day Workshop One on One Instruction for developing your skill and/or bamboo product. Purchase as a gift and redeem anytime between now and June 2025 (choose location – Denpasar or Belega). Book via email/form. Available Tues – Sat


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