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Company/Organization: US Fish & Wildlife Service/WMR2R

Description:

9th Annual Governor Tauese P.F. Sunia Memorial
Coral Reef Conservation Summer Internship Announcement 2014
Location: Maui, Hawai’i

Opening Date: April 25, 2014
Closing Date: May 10th, 2014
Internship winner notified: May 20th, 2014
Internship period: between June 2014 and August 2014 (8-10 weeks)

APPLY BY MAIL TO:
Tri-Isle Conservation and Development Council, Inc.
P.O. Box 338
Kahului, Hawai`i 96733
Attn: Sunia Internship

OR BY EMAIL TO: tri-isle@tri-isle.org, please have “Sunia” in the subject line.

The United States Coral Reef Task Force (USCRTF); the U.S. Department of Interior, and Tri-Isle Conservation and Development Council, Inc. are pleased to announce the 8th Annual Governor Tauese P.F. Sunia Memorial Coral Reef Conservation Summer Internship based on Maui, Hawai’i. This internship is in recognition of the late Governor’s outstanding leadership and contribution to the conservation of U.S. coral reef ecosystems. The late Governor Sunia is most remembered for being an eloquent and impassioned advocate for coral reef protection and management at the local level, not only in American Samoa, but throughout the U.S. and the Pacific region.

This summer internship continues the Governor’s legacy by providing an outstanding college or university student a unique opportunity to gain valuable, professionally formative experience in coral reef conservation policy and management, while also contributing to the overall efforts of the hosting agency, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), and the USCRTF. It provides an 8-10 week internship for an eligible student interested in natural resource management and coral reef ecosystems to work in a FWS office in Maui, Hawai’i, serving the watershed conservation needs of local land users primarily on private lands. See eligibility information below.

The program is designed to provide career enhancing work experience to build capacity in the jurisdictions. The student will be involved with productive, hands-on job assignments involved with conservation and enhancement of watershed management and natural resources as it relates to coral reef ecosystems and initiatives in the Pacific Islands region. The student must be willing to work on a full-time schedule during the summer break.

For more information about projects ongoing in the USCRTF Priority Watersheds in West Maui please visit www.westmauir2r.com. Additional information about community engagement in ridge to reef stewardship in this area can be found at www.westmauikumuwai.org.

Location:
The selected student will be based at the FWS Kealia Pond National Wildlife Refuge, Maui, Hawai’i and conduct field work in West Maui as needed.

Governor Sunia Internship Program provides:
This Sunia Internship allows temporary appointment of students for 8-10 weeks. The position can be filled in the areas of natural resources and watershed management, with emphasis on coral reefs, marine policy, science, biology, and soil conservation.

Qualifications:

Requirements and Process
Who is Eligible?
• A student enrolled as a degree-seeking student in an accredited technical or vocational school, 2-year or 4-year college or university, and has completed a minimum of one academic year of study in that program;
• Has demonstrated interest and/or previous work/involvement with coral reef issues; and ,
• Is at least 18 years old and a U.S. citizen

Pay and Qualification Requirements:
• $12.19 per hour – completion of one year of study
• Transportation expenses for students recruited outside of the area of employment and a housing stipend may be available.

Paid Internship Info:

$12.19

Hours:

40 hours/week

Length/Availability:

8-10 weeks

End Date:

May 10, 2014,



Deadline:
May 10, 2014
Tags:
Coral  watershed  conservation 
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