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Haleakala National Park accepting applications for internship program

By Staff | Dec 4, 2014

Interns work in the loi (taro patch) at Kapahu Farm in the Kipahulu District of the park.

KULA – Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 ‘Imi i ka Lama Collegiate Internship Program at Haleakala National Park.

There will be eight positions available in the fields of Endangered Wildlife Management, Facilities Management, Interpretation, the Kipahulu District, and Visitor/Resources Protection.

One team leader will also be chosen. Students interested in natural resources careers are encouraged to apply.

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 $430 per week.

Work may involve backpacking in the summit area.

Graduates of the program will also be eligible to earn an AmeriCorps Education Award of $1,195 that may be applied toward any higher education costs, such as tuition and student loans.

Candidates must be available full-time from June 1 to July 24, 2015, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., 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.

Applications and other required documents must be received by 4 p.m. on Feb. 6, 2015.

For more information and to obtain an application packet, contact Internship Program Leader Serena Kaldi at (808) 572-4425 or at “mailto:Serena_Kaldi@nps.gov”>Serena_Kaldi@nps.gov.