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Dear applicant: Thank you for your interest in applying for the ‘Imi i ka Lama Internship Program at Haleakalā National Park. Please read the background information and instructions before filling out the application form. If you decide to pursue an internship position with us, you will need to submit your completed application packet no later than February 15, 2014. Incomplete packets and those postmarked after the deadline date will not be accepted, no exceptions. Background The ‘Imi i ka Lama Internship offers field-based opportunities for college-aged students to learn about the National Park system, its mission and programs to protect natural and historical resources, and to explore potential career choices. The program affords interns a chance to work alongside park professionals in various programs including Resources Management, Interpretation, and Facilities Management. This eight-week long program is intended for those who have an interest in pursuing a career in natural resources conservation and/or the National Park Service. It does not preclude applicants without prior experience in environmental service, but does seek individuals who have an interest and willingness to learn about the natural environment at Haleakalā and the ongoing efforts to protect its unique species, many of which are found only on Maui. ‘Imi i ka Lama is one of three internship programs at Haleakalā National Park. Others include Kupukupu ‘ ina for middle school students and Pōhai Maile for high school students. All of these programs offer critical stepping stones towards a career in the National Park Service, a benefit offered specifically to aid Hawai‘i’s youth and their professional aspirations. Living Allowance Interns will earn a Living Allowance of $200 per week, which is to help offset the cost of supplies and equipment required for the program that will not be issued by the park. The Team Leader will earn $430 per week. All Living Allowances are subject to taxes. ‘Imi i ka Lama is made possible through a partnership between Haleakalā National Park, the Hau‘oli Mau Loa Foundation and Kupu.


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