HALEAKALA - Haleakala National Park is now accepting applications for Kupukupu 'Aina, an internship program geared for middle school students in grades 6-8 from March 18-22, 2013.
There is no fee to participate in the program.
The week-long internship is designed to introduce local youths to park programs and generate interest in careers related to natural resources management, interpretation and facilities management.
Twelve students will be selected through a competitive process to participate in activities that will afford them opportunities to gain hands-on experience working alongside professional staff.
Additional details and application packets may be obtained by contacting park Internship Coordinator Kuhea Paracuelles at 572-4452 or Kuhea_Paracuelles@nps.gov.
The deadline to apply is Jan. 31, 2013.