A new college internship program has been designed to develop Maui’s next generation of conservation leaders. The new Nā Hua Hoʻohuli i ka Pono internship program is funded by Hauʻoli Mau Loa Foundation, a private Honolulu-based grant making organization. The program works in partnership with Maui-based conservation agencies and Kupu, an established non-profit organization that works statewide to link youth with conservation organizations year-round.
Host agencies for Summer 2017 interns are the Maui Invasive Species Committee, Maui Nui Seabird Recovery Project, and The Nature Conservancy. One position is available with each agency for students who are interested in careers in natural resources management and protection, and invasive species management.
Applicants will be selected through a competitive process which includes a formal application, interview and criminal history check. Interns will earn a bi-weekly living allowance of $800 and are eligible to earn an AmeriCorps Education Award that may be applied toward higher education costs or student loans.
Interested candidates must be available for 40 hours a week from June 5 through July 28, 2017. Work days are generally Monday through Friday, but may include some night and weekend hours depending on the agency’s needs. Students are responsible for their own transportation and housing accommodations. Completed applications and all required documents must be received by 11:59pm on March 31, 2017.
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