Become part of Hawaii’s conservation story

Applications are now being accepted for a college internship program designed to help develop Maui’s next generation of conservation leaders. The Nā Hua Hoʻohuli i ka Pono program is funded by Hauʻoli Mau Loa Foundation, a private Honolulu-based grant making organization. The program works in partnership with Maui-based conservation agencies and Kupu, an established non-profit organization that works statewide to link youth with conservation organizations year-round. 

Host agencies for the Spring 2018 Program are the Maui Invasive Species Committee, Maui Nui Botanical Gardens, and Maui Nui Seabird Recovery Project. Two college-level positions are available for those interesting in learning valuable skills to prepare them for future careers with a foundation in environmental ethics, while developing key leadership skills that are important for advancing the protection of Maui’s natural resources.

Applicants will be selected through a competitive process which includes a formal application, criminal history check, and interview. Interns will earn a bi-weekly living allowance of $475.00 and are eligible to earn an AmeriCorps Education Award that may be applied toward higher education costs or student loans.

Interested candidates must be available for 19 hours a week from January 22, 2017- May 11, 2018. Work days are generally Monday through Friday, but may include some night and weekend hours depending on the agency’s needs. Students are responsible for their own transportation and housing accommodations. Completed applications and all required documents must be received by 8:00 a.m. on November 27, 2o17.

For more information and to obtain an application packet, please visit or contact the Program Coordinator at or (808) 727-2184.


For more information about Nā Hua Hoʻohuli i ka Pono Internship Program and this opportunity please visit our website at, contact us at (808) 727-2184 or via email at

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