Invasive Species Outreach Internship The Invasive Species Outreach Intern will support Mālama Learning Center (MLC) to help spread awareness about the prevention and reduction of invasive species, primarily the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (CRB) in areas of high concern as well as its harmful impacts on our agriculture sector, tourism economy, and native species. The intern will work directly with MLC staff and other support people involved with this project to coordinate and conduct outreach presentations at elementary to high schools primarily in Nānākuli, organize Beetle Watch Teams with participating schools to monitor areas of high concern within students’ neighborhoods and collect surveys and data on green waste piles and observations around neighborhoods. This intern will also develop and implement outreach activities and education materials related to CRB and other invasive species awareness and prevention at both the Wai‘anae and Kapolei Farmers’ Markets. The intern will help with invasive plant species control in restoration areas in Leeward O‘ahu. To build the skills and capacity of a local college student interested in conservation and education, this opportunity will provide the intern with green job training in environmental education, data collection methods in line with citizen science, teaching/supervising volunteers, and community outreach.
-Internship Duration: September 2017 - April 2018 -Location: Leeward O‘ahu schools and other sites as needed -Hours/Week: 18 hrs/week (must be available during part of school days, two Thursdays a month 2pm-7pm, and occasional weekends) -Pay Rate: $12/hr
Ability to do physical labor including carrying heavy objects up to 40 lbs and working in outdoor environments
High school graduate and current college student or recent college graduate
Must not have a criminal record
Must have daily access to computer with internet connection and email
Must have daily access to a mobile phone with texting features
Working with community and youth in Hawaiʻi, preferably in Leeward O‘ahu
Leading groups and volunteers
Science background or interest in the science field
Community outreach and public speaking
Adept at using Office Suite (Word, Excel, and Power Point) and Google Drive software programs to collect, analyze, and share data
Reliable transportation and valid State of Hawaiʻi driver’s license
Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 28, 2017.