Become part of Hawaii’s conservation story

The 197-acre Arboretum has over 8 miles of trails that showcase its rare and unique plant collections. This position would be an introduction to trail building and would provide practical skills in constructing walkways to enhance the visitor experience of the living collection. There will be FOUR internship positions available.

The Trail Building Interns will work with Lyon staff to identify deteriorating trails throughout the garden and revitalize them. These interns will learn to evaluate appropriate trail designs that are safe for visitors and durable in a high rainfall environment. In addition, interns will utilize skills to install new trails and improve existing trails throughout the Arboretum. Activities include clearing vegetation, leveling, grading, constructing, installing, and graveling in accordance with Lyon’s trail-building procedures.  Interns will also recommend and install appropriate directional signage throughout Lyon’s trail system.

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  • Posted On

    February 12, 2024
  • Closing Date

    April 27, 2024
  • Organization

    Lyon Arboretum
  • Location

    Lyon Arboretum
  • Position Type

For more information about Lyon Arboretum and this opportunity please visit our website at, contact us at (808) 988-0466 or via email at

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