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Maui Conservation Leaders Internship Program Accepting Applications

July 18, 2017, 4:01 PM HST
* Updated July 18, 4:03 PM
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A college internship program that is designed to help develop Maui’s next generation of conservation leaders is now accepting applications.

Host agencies for the Year Round 2017-2018 Program are the Maui Invasive Species Committee, Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, and Maui Nui Seabird Recovery Project. PC: Nā Hua Hoʻohuli i ka Pono Internship Program

The Nā Hua Hoʻohuli i ka Pono 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 the Year Round 2017-2018 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-aged 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, 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.

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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.

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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, please visit here or contact the Program Coordinator at [email protected] or (808) 727-2184.

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