The POI (Project & Outreach Intern) will support the Mālama Maunalua staff in running its 3 conservation Pulama Wai,(Land based) Huki, (Invasive alage removal) and Ho’onui Ia (Marine Resources) programs. The POI interns will work alongside Project and Marine resource managers, scientists and community leaders and volunteers actively participating in conservation efforts focused on Maunalua Bay in East Oahu. The Project and Outreach Intern (POI) will be engaged in a variety of activities with students and the general community of East Honolulu in line with the mission of Mālama Maunalua (MM) – to conserve and restore a healthy and productive Maunalua Bay through community kūleana. Activities could include conducting community invasive algae pulls, building storm water catchment systems, creating outreach materials, training volunteers and environmental service projects in East Honolulu and upland watershed areas. By exposing POI interns to the various programs within the realm of conservation, Malama Maunalua hopes to be able to advance the careers of new and up-coming conservation professionals by working in the area of community based of conservation efforts.
The internship will run for a duration of 18 months from July 1 2013 till December 31 2014. A typical work week will be Monday through Friday from 9:00amto 5:00pm with a one hour lunch break. The majority of work will be completed in an office setting but there will be the opportunity for several community lead field work activities with partner organizations to gain field experience.