Kupu’s Conservation Leadership Development Program

Are you looking for a dynamic, entry-level position that exposes you to the conservation field and environmental work in Hawaii?

From trail maintenance and invasive species removal to GIS mapping, agriculture work, and more, the Conservation Leadership Development Program is an opportunity for you to advance your career in conservation. This state-wide program for individuals 17 years old and up offers positions on Kaua‘i, O‘ahu, Maui, Moloka‘i, and Hawai‘i Island (both Kona and Hilo side). You will have the opportunity to work with one environmental agency and engage with the environmental work that agency is involved with.

The program dates are from October 2018 – August 2019, and the application deadline is June 30, 2018. You can find the full program announcement and the online application, as well as visit the program site (www.kupuhawaii.org/conservation/) to learn more about Kupu, its opportunities throughout the year, and the program requirements and benefits.

Photo courtesy of Kupu.

Here is a list of the organizations on Kauai that Kupu interns are currently working with:

  • Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Kauai Natural Area Reserve
  • Kauai Forest Bird Recovery Program
  • Kokee Resource Conservation Program
  • Kauai Na Ala Hele
  • National Tropical Botanical Garden (Lawai and Limahuli)
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Kauai National Wetland Reserve
  • Kilauea Point National Wetland Reserve

Through Kupu, interns get access to hidden gems throughout Hawaii, while gaining entry-level experience and building their network of professional contacts for their future career.

Questions? You can call (808) 735-1221 ext. 2002 or email conservation@kupuhawaii.org

NTBG’s Limahuli Garden and Preserve; photo courtesy of Kupu.

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