Each year, Kupu offers hundreds of internship 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 can apply one of the various programs.
Kupu offers various individual-based and team-based opportunities, ranging from short term positions to year long positions, where individuals work 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 internship descriptions to find the best fit for you! You may also complete our referral form if you are not sure which opportunity is the best fit for you and a Kupu staff member will contact you shortly.
The Hawaiʻi Youth Conservation Corps (HYCC) programs (HYCC Summer and HYCC Community) provide short-term opportunities for participants to learn about conservation in a collaborative group setting. Participants will work alongside one another on a team for the duration of the program which is 2-4 months long. Team-based 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 are seeking academic support through mentorship in order to complete a secondary education degree or have an interest in earning college credit and/or education award stipends.
The individual internship opportunities were created for participants to gain in-depth professional development experience in the various green economy sectors. Participants are placed with a single organization, usually for up to a year, which allows them to delve deeper into their assigned projects. These programs are ideal for college students and young professionals who have previous work experience, study or strong interests in natural or cultural resource management, sustainability and/or environmental education.
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