Park seeks applicants for summer collegiate internship

Haleakala National Park is recruiting applicants for its 2014 ‘Imi i ka Lama Collegiate Internship Program to be held July 2 to July 25. Applicants must be Hawaii residents enrolled in college and able to provide their own housing on Maui.

‘Imi i ka Lama is an eight-week program intended for those who have an interest in pursuing a career in natural resources conservation and/or the National Park Service. The interns will gain direct work experience.

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

Interns will earn a living allowance of $200 per week to help offset the cost of supplies and equipment required for the program. The team leader will earn $430 per week.

Graduates of the program will also be eligible to earn an AmeriCorps Education Award of $1,175 that may be applied toward any higher education costs or toward student loans.

Applicants must be available full time during the program. Program hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. not including travel time.

Free transportation is provided from designated pickup sites in central Maui and Upcountry.

Applicants must be willing to camp overnight in remote areas with minimal facilities for a week at a time, attend helicopter training, and be able to attend the Hawai’i Conservation Conference (all expenses paid) July 14- 17.

For more information and to obtain an application packet, contact the park’s internship coordinator, Kuhea Asiu, at 572-4452 or

Completed applications must be postmarked by Feb. 15.