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HWF Interns

Ready to Spend a Week, or a Month, Doing Hands-on Field Work on Maui?

Our rich internship program allows people of all ages to immerse themselves in island life and culture while making a positive change in the natural world. Tailored for the needs of the intern, internships extend from one week to more than a month and include scholastic credit or community service options. Every year interns from across the globe work with us on projects that protect native wildlife, remove marine debris from beaches and restore native habitat.  Due to COVID-19 concerns and travel restrictions, we will not accept interns before late spring, 2021.

Select college and graduate-level internship opportunities are also available on Hawai‘i Island based on current resources, team capacity and project needs. These opportunities are generally focused on more directed studies related to marine debris (removal, accumulation, prevention), anchialine ecosystems, dry-forest plant communities, and other research projects related to our fieldwork in Ka‘ū.  For example, HWF has hosted graduate interns through the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo’s Tropical Conservation Biology & Environmental Science master’s program for the past several years.  Please contact us for more info.

Students can also earn credit for high school, college and community service programs while volunteering with HWF.

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