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Student Conservation Association Botany Intern in Arlington, Virginia

Botany Intern

Expected Dates

January 17, 2022 to May 8, 2022


Haleakala National Park

Position ID


Please read: Preference will be given to local candidates who: 1) live on island 2) possess previous knowledge of Native Hawaiian plants. Your responsibilities will include: Helping in the Park nursery, propagating and transplanting native plants for restoration, controlling alien plant invasions using mechanical and chemical means and hiking and camping in remote backcountry locations Monday through Friday. Other duties may include monitoring native species. This position requires that applicants be physically fit and able to work in challenging outdoor conditions. Compensation amounts:

  • $1,300 - one time RT travel allowance

  • $300 - weekly living allowance

  • AmeriCorps eligible ($1,566 - $2,360 education award)

  • Housing may or may not be available. Please inquire about this with the hiring official.

All allowances subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxesMUST BE IN EXCELLENT PHYSICAL CONDITION and a local candidate currently living on the Hawaiian *Please provide an attached 1-2 page resume and up-to-date references with your SCA application

  • Location Description

Haleakala National Park has a variety and diverse ecosystems, ranging from cinder desert, mesic shrubland to wet rainforest and coastal strand. A weeks work may be in any of these locations.

  • Training Provided

Basic Helicopter Training, Plant ID

  • Educational/Recreational Opportunities

An opportunity to learn the native flora of Hawaii, threats to this ecosystem, and to learn what conservation activities are taking place here.

  • Handicap Accessible?


Main Area of Focus

Natural Resources Mgmt

Education, Training & Skills Expected


some coursework or experience

Ecology & Restoration

degree minor or extensive experience

Recreation Management

some coursework or experience

Resource Management

some coursework or experience


competent with supervision


some experience

Field Research

competent with supervision

Plant Identification

competent with supervision

Orienteering compass skills

some experience

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible


Driving Logistics

Valid Drivers License Needed

Housing or Stipend Provided?


Housing is not guaranteed but based on availability which varies seasonally. Park housing consists of apartments; each unit houses two people with private bed/bath and shared kitchen/living space. A laundry facility is located next door for residents in park housing. Park housing is in the service area next door to the Resources Management Office.



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