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Wildlife Management Intern in Hawaii

Wildlife Management Intern (PO-00734388)

Expected Dates: January 15, 2024 - May 3, 2024

Please read: Preference will be given to local candidates already residing in Hawaii.

Duties: Control introduced predators (primarily non-native rats, mongooses, and feral cats) via trapping to protect threatened and endangered (T&E) birds and control pests, 75%; monitor T&E birds (Hawaiian goose and Hawaiian petrel) for nesting activity and production of young, 20%; data entry and other duties as assigned, 5%. Daily solo hiking/backpacking over rugged, steep volcanic terrain at high elevations (6000-10,000 ft.) in harsh weather conditions and includes 3-4 day backcountry trips.

Compensation amounts:

  • $450 – weekly living allowance
  • $1,300 – one time RT travel allowance
  • $1,375 – duty related travel (available for local intern selections to use for commuting costs)
  • AmeriCorps eligible ($1,718.25 award upon completion of required service hours)

*All allowances subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes


*Please provide an attached 1-2 page resume and up-to-date references with your SCA application*

It is SCA's policy that all AmeriCorps-required background checks must return cleared prior to the position's start; this includes being fingerprinted for the FBI check. Otherwise, the AmeriCorps award will be removed or the position's start date will be delayed due to non-compliance.

Training Provided: In-park training opportunities include: trapping techniques, endangered wildlife monitoring and surveying, CPR and 1st aid. Helicopter safety training may be available.

Educational/Recreational Opportunities: Educational opportunities are available through park training programs. Recreational opportunities include in-park hiking, and various out-of-park activities including beach activities, biking, movies, etc.