Botany Intern

Expected Dates
January 17, 2022 to May 8, 2022
Site
Haleakala National Park
Position ID
PO-00731491
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
  • $300 - weekly living allowance
  • AmeriCorps eligible ($1,566 - $2,360 education award)
  • Housing may or may not be available. Please inquire about this with the hiring official. 

*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 *

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

  • Haleakala National Park has a variety and diverse ecosystems, ranging from cinder desert, mesic shrubland to wet rainforest and coastal strand. A weeks work may be in any of these locations.
  • Basic Helicopter Training, Plant ID
  • An opportunity to learn the native flora of Hawaii, threats to this ecosystem, and to learn what conservation activities are taking place here.
  • No
Main Area of Focus
Natural Resources Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Biology
some coursework or experience
Ecology & Restoration
degree minor or extensive experience
Recreation Management
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
Backpacking
competent with supervision
Camping
some experience
Field Research
competent with supervision
Plant Identification
competent with supervision
Orienteering compass skills
some experience