Wildlife Management Intern

Expected Dates
May 31, 2022 to September 16, 2022
Haleakala National Park
Position ID
Beginning on 1/18/22, all new SCA volunteer program participants are required to be fully vaccinated for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) with a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized or FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine. Full vaccination is defined as having received a booster shot six months after the Pfizer and Moderna primary series and two months after the Johnson & Johnson primary series.

Please read: Preference will be given to local candidates already residing in Hawaii and will require that selected individuals have or obtain their own housing on the island of Maui.

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:
  • $300 - weekly living allowance
  • $1,300 - one time RT travel allowance
  • $1,375 - total duty related travel allowance for any local applicants who commute
  • AmeriCorps eligible ($1,566 - $2,360 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 *

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

  • This position is based at the Summit District of the park; work is conducted in the surrounding
    subalpine shrubland and cinder desert. The area is remote with limited staff housing and no public transportation. The nearest stores are about 20 miles away.
  • In-park training opportunities include: trapping techniques, endangered wildlife monitoring
    and surveying, CPR and 1st aid. Helicopter safety training may be available.
  • 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.
  • No
Main Area of Focus
Wildlife Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
degree major or professional experience
Ecology & Restoration
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
degree major or professional experience
competent without supervision
Bird Identification
some experience
competent without supervision
some experience
some experience