Wildlife Management Intern (PO-00734389)

Please read: Preference will be given to local candidates already residing in Hawaii.

Duties: Control introduced predators (primarily non-native rats, mongooses, and feral cats) via trapping to protect threatened and endangered (T&E) birds and control pests, 75%; monitor T&E birds (Hawaiian goose and Hawaiian petrel) for nesting activity and production of young, 20%; data entry and other duties as assigned, 5%. Daily solo hiking/backpacking over rugged, steep volcanic terrain at high elevations (6000-10,000 ft.) in harsh weather conditions and includes 3-4 day backcountry trips.

Compensation amounts:

  • $450 – weekly living allowance
  • $1,300 – one time RT travel allowance
  • $1,375 – duty related travel (available for local intern selections to use for commuting costs)
  • AmeriCorps eligible ($1,718.25 Education Award)

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


*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 www.thesca.org/covid  

Position ID: PO-00734389

Expected Dates: June 5, 2023 - September 22, 2023

Training Provided: In-park training opportunities include: trapping techniques, endangered wildlife monitoring and surveying, CPR and 1st aid. Helicopter safety training may be available.

Educational/Recreational Opportunities: Educational opportunities are available through park training programs. Recreational opportunities include in-park hiking, and various out-of-park activities including beach activities, biking, movies, etc.

Handicap Accessible?: No

Main Area of Focus: Wildlife Mgmt

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible

Driving Logistics: Recommended

Vehicle is not necessary, but recommended. Transportation is provided only for necessary shopping. Recreational transportation is not available. Interns may seek rides from employees on-site.

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 co-ed shared sleeping/living, kitchen, bathroom (shower/toilet), and laundry facilities, all within a short walking distance to our office.  

Indoor/Outdoor: Outside

US Citizenship: Yes

Student Conservation Association