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Maui conservation leaders internship program now accepting applications

By Staff | Jul 27, 2017

The program helps college-age students who are interested in careers in natural resources management/protection and invasive species management.

KAHULUI – Applications are now being accepted for a college internship program designed to help develop Maui’s next generation of conservation leaders.

The Na Hua Ho’ohuli i ka Pono program is funded by Hau’oli Mau Loa Foundation, a private Honolulu-based grant-making organization.

The program works in partnership with Maui-based conservation agencies and Kupu, an established nonprofit organization that works statewide to link youth with conservation organizations year-round.

Host agencies for the year-round 2017-18 program are the Maui Invasive Species Committee, Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, and Maui Nui Seabird Recovery Project.

One position is available with each agency for college-age students who are interested in careers in natural resources management and protection, and invasive species management.

Applicants will be selected through a competitive process that includes a formal application, criminal history check and interview.

Interns will earn a bi-weekly living allowance of $475 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 19 hours a week from Oct. 2, 2017 to May 11, 2018. 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 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 18, 2017.

For more information and to obtain an application packet, visit www.nhhphawaii.org or contact the program coordinator at serena@nhhphawaii.org or (808) 727-2184.