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Park accepting applications for summer internship programs

Applications are being accepted for the 2020 Youth Internship Program: Ku No Ka Pono o Haleakala (“standing up for what is right for Haleakala”). 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 Haleakala National Park.

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 through July 31.

• Pohai Maile (Hawaiian for “The maile plant that climbs, reaching new heights”) for high school students, from June 22 through July 10.

Applicants must be available full-time, 7:30 a.m. – 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.

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.

These internships are made possible by Haleakala National Park’s partner, Kupu, a Hawaii based environmental nonprofit. To apply to the ‘Imi I Ka Lama collegiate internship program visit kupuhawaii.tfaforms.net/201. To apply to the Pohai 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. March 31.

For more information, contact Honeygirl Duman at (808) 572-4455 or Bennadette_Duman@nps.gov.

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