16 Feb Pacific Resiliency Fellows seeking emerging leaders in NMI and the Pacific region, Marianas Variety

(Press Release) — The Bureau of Environmental Quality and the Department of Lands and Natural Resources are encouraging interested members of the community to apply to the Pacific Resiliency Fellows through Kupu, Hawaii’s leading conservation and education organization.

Kupu is seeking emerging leaders in the Northern Marianas and the broader Pacific region to join their first cohort of fellows.

Kupu is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Honolulu, Hawaii. In Hawaiian, the word kupu means “to sprout, grow, germinate, or increase.”

Kupu’s mission is to bring life back to the people, land, and ocean while restoring the larger community for a better tomorrow.

Founded in 2007, Kupu provides service-learning programs in industries like conservation, renewable energy, agriculture, and sustainability.

Through these initiatives, Kupu aims to teach youth and young adults vital work skills as well as leadership, responsibility and learning to serve the community, incorporating vocational training, educational degree achievement and service learning.

The program targets early to mid-career conservation and sustainability professionals and community members with the goal of helping to support the development of resilient communities.

The program will provide mentorship, networking, field-based learning, and leadership and professional development training and opportunities.

Applicants should be in the early to middle stages of their career and approximately 26-40 years old, though individuals outside this age range will also be considered. Applicants must also reside in either Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Rapa Nui or Palau.

The cost to participate in the PRF program is $2,500. All airfare, lodging, ground transportation, food, and any other activity costs will be covered by the program. Scholarships may be available for those who are unable to contribute this full amount.

Session 1 has been scheduled to align with the 2018 Hawaii Conservation Conference (July 24-26) and the 2018 National Sustainable Agriculture Education Association Conference (July 27-29), both on the island of O’ahu.

Applications can be found on https://kupuhawaii.tfaforms.net/137 or by going to www.kupuhawaii.org/programs/#internship-openings. All applications are due by March 1, 2018.

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