The Hawaiʻi Youth Conservation Corps – Summer Program

The Hawaiʻi Youth Conservation Corps – Summer (HYCC Summer) program offers individuals the chance to gain restoration experience in a supportive team environment. Participants are assigned to a specific island and spend the summer months working outdoors at various environmental organizations.
The HYCC Summer program posts applications for two roles: team member and team leader. In addition to working in the field alongside the group, team leaders hold a few extra responsibilities including coordinating workdays with sites, setting the daily agenda and providing mentorship and guidance to participants.
Upon completion of the program, many members leave with greater confidence because the fieldwork and cultural education they experience through place-based learning provide opportunities to develop leadership skills and gain vocational training. In addition to learning the fundamentals of natural resource stewardship, participants also receive college credit, monetary stipends and AmeriCorps education awards to support their future endeavors.

The HYCC Summer Program is designed for young adults who are interested in exploring environmental work and education. The program is an outdoor summer experience in which individuals work together as teams to complete hands-on fieldwork at various Host Sites across their respective islands.

Position Description
Position Information:

Positions are available on Kauaʻi, Molokaʻi, Oʻahu, Maui, and Hawaiʻi Island.

Program Dates:

June 5 – July 21, 2017 followed by a recognition event (exact date TBD).

Application Deadline:

February 28, 2017

Applicant Requirements:
  • Be at least 17 years of age by June 5th, 2017
  • Have own housing and transportation
  • Meet the necessary physical and behavioral requirements

HYCC Summer Team Member Position Description (PDF, 315KB)

Benefits
  • Earn a $500 volunteer service award
  • Earn a $1,222 Education Award (similar to a scholarship) towards higher education
  • Complete over 300 hours of environmental community service
  • Use this internship to satisfy Hawaii DOE School Senior Project requirement (check with your school’s administrators)
  • Travel to unique and beautiful places and attend our annual Environmental Fair
  • Optional chance to earn College Credits
  • Receive hands-on environmental education, CPR/1st Aid training, and valuable job and life skills
  • Meet mentors and potential employers in the conservation field
  • And most of all, help protect Hawaiʻi’s natural resources and make a positive impact in your community!
How To Apply
  1. Complete the Online Application
    The application can be found below in the “APPLY NOW!” green box. Please read ALL instructions and answer questions to the best of your ability. Application must be received by the deadline.
  2. Submit 2 Reference Forms
    Applicants must have two people fill out reference forms (recommending you for the program) by the deadline. References must be non-relatives.
APPLY NOW

The HYCC Summer Program is designed for young adults who are interested in exploring environmental work and education. The program is an outdoor summer experience in which individuals work together as teams to complete hands-on fieldwork at various Host Sites across their respective islands.

Position Description
Position Information:

Positions are available on Kaua‘i, Moloka‘i, O‘ahu, Maui, and Hawai‘i Island.

Program Dates:

May 30 – July 21, 2017 followed by a recognition event (exact date TBD).

Application Deadline:

February 28, 2017

Applicant Requirements:
  • Be at least 21 years of age by June 5th, 2017
  • Have own housing and transportation
  • Pass a background check/driving history check/drug test
  • Meet the necessary physical and behavioral requirements

HYCC Summer Team Leader Position Description (PDF, 347KB)

Benefits
  • Earn a $4000 volunteer service award
  • Earn a $1,222 Education Award (similar to a scholarship) towards higher education
  • Complete over 300 hours of environmental community service
  • Use this internship to satisfy Hawaii DOE School Senior Project requirement (check with your school’s administrators)
  • Travel to unique and beautiful places and attend our annual Environmental Fair
  • Optional chance to earn College Credits
  • Receive hands-on environmental education, CPR/1st Aid training, and valuable job and life skills
  • Meet mentors and potential employers in the conservation field
  • Serve as a positive role model and mentor to a team of youth
  • And most of all, help protect Hawaiʻi’s natural resources and make a positive impact in your community!
How To Apply
  1. Complete the Online Application
    The application can be found below in the “APPLY NOW!” green box. Please read ALL instructions and answer questions to the best of your ability. Application must be received by the deadline.
  2. Submit 2 Reference Forms
    Applicants must have two people fill out reference forms (recommending you for the program) by the deadline. References must be non-relatives.
APPLY NOW

As Kupu grows, we continuously search for new host sites for our program participants. Program hosting is available to non-profit organizations, county, state and federal government agencies. As a Kupu partner, your organization will receive extra support at an affordable rate. This will mutually benefit the youth in our programs as they gain vocational training, professional development skills and a lifelong network of peers and mentors in the green workforce. Mahalo nui for your interest in supporting our next generation of green leaders!

Become a Host Site

Compatible Skills

Opportunities fit for entry-level participants working in teams of 5 members interested in conservation and natural resource management

Funding

Host site fees are $500 per team per week or $100 per team per day. Financial aid options are available for qualifying host sites

Project Team

A “Project Team” which may consist of only one dedicated supervisor, will be responsible for assigning tasks and hosting the HYCC Summer team(s)

Recruiting

Kupu conducts the application and recruiting process. Teams are then created and assigned to selected host sites

Orientation

All HYCC Summer teams participate in a week-long team training, after which teams will begin their work at with their host sites

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