Purpose of Position

Interns and volunteers at Synthesis are overseen by the Retreat Director and Lead Facilitator ensuring interns and/or volunteers are guided in a meaningful, professional experience.

We seek interns and volunteers, who:

  • Experience with altered states of consciousness and an understanding of what others in altered states of consciousness need to feel safe and supported

  • Highly-effective communication and interpersonal skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Professionalism: excellent and effective interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work well with people of all ages, backgrounds, etc.

  • Enthusiasm, charisma, creativity, humor, and individual initiative

  • Support/embody the mission and vision of Synthesis


  • Must be available for a minimum of one of these options: 7 day, 14 day, or 30 day schedule

  • Complete an interview with volunteer coordinator and internship supervisor

  • Knowledgeable of basic computer software programs (Microsoft, Excel, etc.)

  • Complete Synthesis orientation and on-boarding prior to volunteer assignment


  • Assist Synthesis Lead Facilitators during three-day retreats

  • Communicate and consult with others on the staff in planning, implementing, and evaluating

  • Attend leadership and team meetings as assigned

  • Assist in the administrative responsibilities of the overall Synthesis Retreat as assigned

Compensation Package:

This is an internship/volunteer opportunity, there is no compensation for this position. Interns/volunteers who have committed to a 30 day internship may have the opportunity to participate in a retreat at cost, to be determined based upon availability.

Application Process

When applying to Synthesis please be sure to include all of the following for consideration: your CV as well a brief 3-5 minute video introducing yourself, sharing a bit on your background specifically as it relates to your experience in retreats and with psychedelics, as well as anything else that you think we should know about you. Please include your location, willingness to relocate to the Netherlands if not currently based in country, your salary requirements. Upon receipt we will be in touch within 3-5 business days.