Each year, Kupu offers hundreds of service opportunities that create positive environmental, cultural and community impact across Hawaiʻi and the Pacific region. Individuals looking to explore training, experience and skills in the growing green jobs sector are encouraged to apply to our various programs!
Kupu offers both individual-based and team-based opportunities, ranging from short term to year long positions. All of our participants serve alongside and receive valuable mentorship from experts in an environmental related field. Given that each program is distinct in its focus and duration, check out the various program descriptions to find the best fit for you! You may also complete our referral form if you are not sure which opportunity to apply for, and a Kupu staff member will contact you directly to help guide you and answer any questions.
Kupu’s Hawaiʻi Youth Conservation Corps (HYCC) programs provide short-term opportunities for young adults to learn about conservation in a collaborative group setting. Participants will serve alongside one another on a team for 2-4 months. These programs are ideal for youth ages 16-24 who are eager to spend time outdoors participating in restoration efforts with a variety of organizations, and for those seeking academic support through mentorship in order to complete a secondary education degree, or have an interest in earning college credit & education awards.
Kupu’s individual program opportunities were created for participants to gain in-depth professional development experience in various green economy sectors. Participants are placed with a single organization, usually for a duration of up to one year, which allows them to delve deeper into their assigned projects or research. These programs are ideal for college students and young professionals who have previous work experience, academic studies, or strong interests in natural or cultural resource management, sustainability and/or environmental education.
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION LEADERS
HAWAI‘I YOUTH CONSERVATION CORP (HYCC) COMMUNITY PROGRAM
HAWAI‘I YOUTH CONSERVATION CORP (HYCC) SUMMER PROGRAM