Available Internship Opportunities



Kupu’s EIP Program currently has 3 internship openings with The Nature Conservancy on Kaua‘i, O‘ahu, and Maui** respectively. Please read through the following information before applying.
**Please note: There was a last minute adjustment in positions, and the Hawaii Island position has now been replaced with one on Maui. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.
Current Positions available:
- TNC Kaua‘i Internship (click here for position description)
- TNC O‘ahu Internship (click here for position description)
- TNC Maui Internship (click here for position description)
About The Extended Internship Program
The Extended Internship Program is designed for individuals who are looking for an intensive entry-level experience in preparation for a career in the conservation field. In the Extended Internship Program, individuals work at a single worksite/agency that best matches the individual’s interests.
- Receive a $1,300 monthly living allowance (subject to taxes) and a $5,645 Education Award (similar to a scholarship) towards higher education
- Opportunity for interest earned on certain educational loans (during the internship term) to be paid for by AmeriCorps
- Complete over 1700 hours of environmental community service
- Health care and childcare benefits (if eligible)
- Receive an in-depth entry-level environmental education/experience from an environmental agency that interests you
- Develop a strong relationship and work side-by-side with a single site manager for 11 months
- Help protect Hawaii’s natural resources and make a positive impact in your community!
Program Dates:
Interns will ideally start December 1st, 2014 and end by October 17th, 2015 (approximately 11 months).
Applicant Requirements:
- Must be at least 18 years of age (or 17 with a high school diploma) by October 2014
- Must possess/be working towards high school diploma or equivalent
- Must have own housing and transportation
- Must pass a background check
- Must meet the necessary physical and behavioral requirements

Interpretation and Education Intern (Local Only)

Expected Dates
March 2, 2015 to February 28, 2016
Haleakala National Park
Position ID
Haleakala is a dormant volcano on the island of Maui. The volcano is sacred to Native Hawaiians and the park protects the last or only habitats for species found nowhere else on earth.
This position is located in the park’s Summit District which goes from 7000 to 10,023 feet in elevation. Ecosystems in this district range from subalpine shrubland to aeolian dessert. The summit receives over 1000 visitors per day; most of them come up for sunrise.

The intern will:
1. Provide visitor services (answering general park questions, doing back country permits), conduct short interpretive programs, and assist with education programs in the Summit District.
2. Rove trails at elevations of 7000 to 10,023 feet of elevation and answer questions about the park.
Programs and roving focus on Native Hawaiian history and culture and the endemic, endangered resouces and ecosystems of Haleakala NP. Familiarity with Hawaiian language and culture is preferred but not required.

Duty Stations: Headquarters Visitor Center is at 7000 feet. Haleakala Visitor Center is at 9741 feet. The intern will work up to three sunrise shifts per week, with start start time as early as 4:45am. The sunrise shift is at Haleakala Visitor Center. Both visitors are at high elevation and remote.
Duty Schedule: Works five 8-hour days per week. Work week includes weekends. Has 2 consecutive weekdays off.

*This position is not AmeriCorps eligible*

  • Summit District, Haleakala NP. The Summit District is remote and extends from 7000 to 10023 feet of elevation. Temperatures are at least 20 degrees colder than at sea level. The Summit is one of the few places on Maui where a native Hawaiian ecosystem still exists. Interns will have use of a park vehicle to obtain groceries and supplies when they do park errands in town.
  • Will arrange cross training in the resource management division or other divisions the intern expresses an interest in.
  • Hiking is easily accessible. Beaches are 45 minutes from the Summit. Closest services (food, supplies) are 45 minutes away.
  • No
Main Area of Focus
Education and Interpretation
Education, Training & Skills Expected
some coursework or experience
some coursework or experience
some coursework or experience
Customer Service
competent with supervision
Social Media
competent with supervision
Public Speaking
competent with supervision
competent with supervision
Working with Children
competent with supervision
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Bridgestone 2015 Leadership Development Summer Internship (Hawaii)
Posted on: Monday, January 26, 2015 11:59:00 PM HST
Internship Locations in Hawaii Include:

The Bridgestone Leadership Development Internship Program provides you exposure to our core business unit, Retail Operations.  Our ten week internship is paid ($15 an hour) and will begin in June of 2015.  You will have the opportunity to learn operations management, marketing, financial analysis, product knowledge, leadership development and our overall business strategy. 

Bridgestone's internship program consists of a combination of group training and individual development. 

The first week will begin with our intern orientation in the Chicago, IL area.  You will spend orientation with the entire United States  internship class to allow collaboration and teambuilding.  We cover all travel expenses and of course you will be paid for your classroom time while you're there.

During weeks 2 - 10, your experience will take place at one of our 2,200+ retail locations across the United States.  During this time you will job shadow our store manager and have the opportunity to lead one of the most important projects of the summer:  Your store's Grass Roots Sales Event.   

Your hands on training, leadership, sales experience, and exposure to customer analytics, will enable you to thoroughly prepare for and execute your final project. 

Upon completion of the internship, top intern participnts will be presented with full-time offers for the Bridgestone Leadership Development Program (BLDP) and will be invited to our corporate office in Nashville, Tennessee, to meet our executive team and to learn more about our innovative and dynamic culture.   Those who accept the offer to join the Bridgestone Leadership Program will have a full-time job lined up on graduation.

Since our stores are open evenings and weekends, your daily schedule may vary but any given week you will work no more than a total of 40 hours.

Must be graduating between December 2015 and May 2016 with a Bachelors Degree.

·        Demonstrated success in retail sales management is a plus.
·        Valid driver’s license required.
·        Pre-employment drug test/physical/background check will help assure we build teams of people who can best work with others and serve the needs of our customers.
Benefits, Privileges and Growth Opportunities
·        We offer over 31 Benefits and Privileges to include medical, dental, vision, 401k, cash balance retirement plan and more.
·        We are An Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.
·        One of our strengths is found in our commitment to serve a diverse customer population with diverse teams of teammates.
·        Over 100 years of success is an indication of the stability our workforce enjoys.












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Make-A-Wish® Hawaii

Make-A-Wish Hawaii offers several internships that provide on-the-job training as well as a chance to impact the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions within our local community. We welcome current students and recent graduates to apply.  To apply for an internship, potential candidates should send a resume and cover letter to: Kari Bogner, Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator at kbogner@hawaii.wish.org or Fax: (808) 536-5566. No phone calls please.

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