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Position Summary

This is a botany internship at Haleakala National Park. The intern will work with the Botany team in the Resources Management Division of the park. The intern will work in the plant nursery and on projects protecting native plants. The start date is flexible.


Schedule

May 27, 2024 - September 14, 2024


Key Duties and Responsibilities

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.


Marginal Duties


Required Qualifications

Please read: Preference will be given to local candidates who: 1) live on island 2) possess previous knowledge of Native Hawaiian plants.; This position requires that applicants be physically fit and able to work in challenging outdoor conditions.;


Preferred Qualifications


Hours

40 per week


Living Accommodations

If housing is available, it is Park housing located a short walk from the Resources Management Division building. Housing has running water and internet. Housing is located at least a 30min drive from the nearest town.


Compensation

$1,300 - one time RT travel allowance; $450 - weekly living allowance; $2,375 - 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 are subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes.


Personal Vehicle Information

Not needed


Additional Benefits


AmeriCorps: Eligible/Optional


Equal Opportunity Statement

SCA strives to cultivate a work environment that encourages fairness, teamwork, and respect among all staff members. SCA is committed to maintaining a work atmosphere in which people of diverse backgrounds and lifestyles may grow personally and professionally. The Student Conservation Association, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.


Physical requirements and working conditions specific to the position are available in the full job description.