Haleakala National Park is now recruiting applicants for its Pohai Maile Internship Program, to be held June 10 to 28.
Applicants must be Hawaii residents and currently enrolled in grades 9-12. Interns from other islands must provide their own housing on Maui in proximity to the park or a designated pick-up site. There is no fee to participate in the program.
The three-week internship will introduce students to park programs and generate interest in careers related to natural resources management, interpretation and facilities management. The interns will be afforded additional opportunities during the program to meet and work with other federal, state and nonprofit environmental agencies to build their professional network and better understand conservation issues affecting Maui County.
Interested students must be available full-time from June 10 to 28. Program hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., not including travel time to and from the park. Free transportation to the park will be provided from designated sites in Central Maui and Upcountry. Interns are eligible to receive a living allowance of $25 per day to help offset the cost of supplies and equipment they will need for the program that is not provided by the park.
Twelve students will be selected through a competitive process that includes a formal application and interview. Application packets may be obtained on the park website at www.nps.gov/hale or by contacting the park's internship coordinator, Kuhea Paracuelles, at 572-4452 or via email at Kuhea_Paracuelles@nps.gov. Completed applications must be postmarked by March 15.