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Natural Resources Intern

Aloha mai!  Mahalo for your interest in Kamehameha Schools.  If you are looking for an opportunity to utilize your skills and talents and grow in your profession, while serving and strengthening our Native Hawaiian community, we would love to have you join our ʻohana!



Kamehameha Schools is seeking two Interns to support our statewide Natural Resources team. These positions will assist with daily administrative tasks to include data management and industry research. Ideal candidates will be proficient in Microsoft Office and Google, and have a background in Native Biodiversity and/or Resource Management.


This is a temporary, 1-year position with the option to work remotely. Applicants must either be current students, or recent graduates within 1 year of graduation date.


Job Summary


Interns are responsible for adhering to the program parameters of an internship plan for the assigned department(s). Such a program plan is intended to give exposure to the intern of key processes and workflows of the assigned department(s) and to help the intern gain real-world knowledge of business operations.


Essential Responsibilities

  • Responsible for adhering to intern program guidelines in the department(s) assigned. Must complete a variety of tasks designed to give maximum exposure to work processes. Position expected to learn new and improve existing skillsets and apply them to practical situations at Kamehameha Schools.


Position Requirements


Minimum Qualifications - An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered in lieu of the requirements listed.

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Enrolled in a post-secondary education program, or have graduated within the previous year.
  • Proficient in the use of the PC/Mac and standard office software.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Possess or pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Hawaiian Studies, Ecology, Botany, Biology, Zoology, Natural Resources and Environmental Management, Forestry, Planning, Business or a directly related field.
  • Familiarity with natural and cultural resources, landscapes, and stewardship efforts in Hawaii.
  • Familiarity with Hawaiian geography, cultural practices and the Hawaiian language.
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with varied audiences.
  • Working knowledge of ArcGIS.


Physical Requirements

  • Frequently sits, perform desk-based computer tasks and grasp light or fine manipulation, talk or hear.
  • Occasionally stand and/or walk, write by hand, and lift and/or carry, push and/or pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
  • Rarely twist, bend, stoop, squat, kneel, crawl, climb, reach or work above shoulder, or grasp forcefully.


Working Conditions

  • This position may involve traveling to various locations, including neighbor islands to conduct business.
  • Work is conducted in an office/school environment and may require work to be conducted in non-standard workplaces.
  • Work is typically conducted Monday through Friday at normal business hours but evening and weekend hours are often required to meet goals and objectives.


Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbents assigned to this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities, duties and skills required. The incumbent may be expected to perform other duties as assigned.