Botany Intern (PO-00735536)

Please read: Preference will be given to local candidates who: 1) live on island 2) possess previous knowledge of Native Hawaiian plants. 

Your responsibilities will include: Helping in the Park nursery, propagating and transplanting native plants for restoration, controlling alien plant invasions using mechanical and chemical means and hiking and camping in remote backcountry locations Monday through Friday.  Other duties may include monitoring native species. This position requires that applicants be physically fit and able to work in challenging outdoor conditions. 

Compensation amounts:

  • $1,300 – one time RT travel allowance
  • $450 – weekly living allowance
  • $1,375 – duty related travel (available for local intern selections to use for commuting costs)
  • Housing may or may not be available. Please inquire about this with the hiring official.
  • AmeriCorps eligible ($1,824.07 Education Award)

*All allowances subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes

*MUST BE IN EXCELLENT PHYSICAL CONDITION and a local candidate currently living on the Hawaiian Islands *

*Please provide an attached 1-2 page resume and up-to-date references with your SCA application*

It is SCA's policy that all AmeriCorps-required background checks must return cleared prior to the position's start; this includes being fingerprinted for the FBI check. Otherwise, the AmeriCorps award will be removed or the position's start date will be delayed due to non-compliance.

*For SCA's COVID-19 guidance, please refer to  

Position ID: PO-00735536

Expected Dates: October 3, 2023 - January 22, 2024

Training Provided: Basic Helicopter Training, Plant ID

Educational/Recreational Opportunities: An opportunity to learn the native flora of Hawaii, threats to this ecosystem, and to learn what conservation activities are taking place here.

Handicap Accessible?: No

Main Area of Focus: Natural Resources Mgmt

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible

Driving Logistics: Not needed

Housing or Stipend Provided?
A. Partner will provide suitable housing for the member

Housing is not guaranteed but based on availability which varies seasonally.  Park housing consists of apartments; each unit houses two people with private bed/bath and shared kitchen/living space.  A laundry facility is located next door for residents in park housing.  Park housing is in the service area next door to the Resources Management Office.

Indoor/Outdoor: Outside

US Citizenship: Yes

Student Conservation Association