Become part of Hawaii’s conservation story

Since 2012, the Foundation has partnered with the University of Hawaiʻi to support graduate assistantship opportunities at the University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo and Mānoa. This year, we are pleased to support nine graduate assistantship positions for the Fall 2024 school year. In addition to a tuition waiver, the students selected by the respective University programs for the assistantships will receive a salary and funds for supplies and professional development for two years. To learn more about the selection criteria and application requirements, please visit the links below for each of the schools hosting graduate assistantships. You may contact the schools directly should you have any questions about applying.

These graduate assistantship opportunities are part of Hauʻoli Mau Loa Foundation’s Environmental Leadership Pathways initiative, which partners with Hawaiʻi-based organizations that engage and prepare the next generation of mālama ʻāina leaders in Hawaiʻi.

UH Hilo

Tropical Conservation Biology and Environmental Science- For more information, contact JP Price at

UH Mānoa

College of Natural Sciences- Botany Department- For more information, contact Megan Porter at

Natural Resources and Environmental Management

School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology


For more information about Conservation Connections Job Manager and this opportunity please visit our website at, contact us at Contact Phone or via email at Contact Email.

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