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Program aims to develop future conservation leaders

5 positions available with Maui agencies

Applications are being accepted for Na Hua Ho’ohuli i ka Pono, a service-learning program designed to help develop Maui’s next generation of conservation leaders.

The Ho’oilo 2019-20 term will be 19 hours per week from Oct. 14 to June 6, 2020.

Participants will earn a biweekly living allowance of $475 and are eligible to earn two AmeriCorps Education Awards totaling $2,579 to apply toward higher education costs or student loans.

Host agencies for this term are the Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife, Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project, Maui Nui Botanical Gardens and The Nature Conservancy.

There will also be a conservation leader assistant position where the member will participate with all four host agencies, along with learning about running a quality environmental education program.

These five positions are available for college-level students who have an interest in integrating conservation as part of the foundation for a future career.

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

Members are responsible for their own transportation and housing accommodations. Completed applications and all required documents must be received by 4 p.m. June 10.

For more information and to obtain an application packet, visit www.nhhphawaii.org or contact the program manager at serena@nhhphawaii.org and (808) 727-2184.