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Haleakalā National Park Now Accepting Applications for 2020 Summer Internships

February 23, 2020, 8:51 PM HST
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Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Youth Internship Program Internship Program: Kū No Ka Pono o Haleakalā (“standing up for what is right for Haleakalā” in Hawaiian).

This professional development internship program began in 2011 to provide engaging and inspiring internships for middle school to college graduate level students. The internships will prepare students for future careers in the National Park Service and other conservation agencies.

This year’s program offers positions within various programs in Haleakalā National Park including Endangered Wildlife Management, Interpretation and Education, Visitor and Resource Protection, and Facilities Management.

The park is offering two internship tracks this summer:

  • ‘Imi I Ka Lama (Hawaiian for “seeking knowledge to become a lifelong learner”) for college students, from June 8 to July 31, 202; and
  • Pōhai Maile (Hawaiian for “The maile plant that climbs, reaching new heights”) for high school students, from June 22 to July 10, 2020.

Applicants must be available full-time, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., not including travel time to and from the park. Daily work shifts may vary by assignment. Free transportation to and from the park will be provided from designated Maui locations. Neighbor island residents are encouraged to apply, however they must seek their own housing. Park housing is not available.

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Applicants must submit an application, background check, and participate in an interview. Interns are eligible to earn a weekly allowance and graduates of the college level ‘Imi I Ka Lama program will be eligible to earn an AmeriCorps Education Award that may be applied towards tuition and student loans.

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These internships are made possible by Haleakalā National Park’s partner, Kupu, a Hawai‘i -based environmental non-profit.

To apply to the ‘Imi I Ka Lama collegiate internship program visit https://kupuhawaii.tfaforms.net/201 . To apply to the Pōhai Maile high school internship program visit www.nps.gov/hale/getinvolved/high-school-internship-application-instruction.htm. Applications and other required documents must be received by 4 p.m. on March 31, 2020.

For more information on Haleakalā National Park’s internship programs, contact Honeygirl Duman at (808) 572-4455 or [email protected]

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