Haleakala National Park is accepting applications for the 2017 ‘Imi i ka Lama Collegiate Internship Program at the park. Students interested in natural resources or education careers are encouraged to apply for one of five available positions in the fields of Endangered Wildlife Management, Facilities Management, Interpretation, and Visitor/Resources Protection. In addition, one team leader will be chosen.
Applicants will be selected through a competitive process that includes a formal application, background check, and interview. Interns are eligible to earn a living allowance of $200 per week; the team leader will earn $400 per week. Graduates of the program also will be eligible to earn an AmeriCorps Education Award of $1,222.22 that may be applied towards any higher education costs, such as tuition and student loans.
Candidates must be available full-time from June 05, 2017 to July 28, 2017, 7:30am to 4pm, not including travel time. Free transportation to and from the park from designated pick up sites will be provided by staff. Neighbor island residents are encouraged to apply. But they must be able to secure their own housing accommodations. Park housing is not available.
Applicants must apply online here. Hard copy applications will not be accepted. Applications and other required documents must be received by 4pm on March 15, 2017.
The intern program is a partnership between the National Park Service, Kupu and the Hawaii Pacific Parks Association. Click here for more information or contact the Internship Program Leader, Charles Lassiter, at 808-572-4451 or at [email protected]
Photo courtesy Haleakala National Park