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Contact: Serena Kaldi, (808) 572-4425
The application deadline for Haleakalā National Park's 'Imi i ka Lama Collegiate Internship Program is Friday, February 6, 2015. All applications and required documents must be received by 4:00 p.m. in order to be considered.
'Imi i ka Lama is an eight week summer internship program for college age students who are interested in careers in natural resources/conservation and/or the National Park Service. Eight positions will be available in the areas of Endangered Wildlife Management, Facilities Management, Interpretation, Team Leader, and Visitor/Resources Protection. Students interested in these fields or in education, Hawaiian studies, or tourism careers are encouraged to apply. Interns will also work with park partners including the Hawai`i Pacific Parks Association and the Kīpahulu 'Ohana.
Applicants will be selected through an application, background check, and interview process. Interns will earn a living allowance of $200 per week and the Team Leader will earn $430 per week. The allowances are to help offset the cost of program supplies and equipment. Graduates of the program will be eligible to earn an AmeriCorps Education Award of $1,195 that may be applied towards higher education costs or student loans.
Applicants must be available full-time from June 1, 2015- July 24, 2015, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., not including travel time. Free transportation is provided from designated pick up sites in Central Maui and upcountry. Neighbor island residents are encouraged to apply, however they must seek their own accommodations. Park housing is not available.
For more information and to obtain an application packet, please contact the Internship Program Leader, Serena Kaldi, (808) 572-4425, or at Serena_Kaldi@nps.gov.