ARC paid Internships

Native Seabird Conservation for Hawai’i High School Graduates

Location: Office located in Hanapepe, HI
Start Date: June 2023
Application Deadline: Open until April 2023, or until the position filled.


ARC is offering an intern opportunity for high school or college students based in Hawai’i. The intern will work with ARC staff on seabird colony monitoring in the mountains of the Na Pali coast and/or monitoring powerlines for seabird collisions at lowland sites. Interns will participate in all activities of full time ARC staff which may include field and office work, weekly meetings, and the development and implementation of research projects.

Duties could include checking seabird burrow breeding status, night vision monitoring of powerlines for bird collisions, maintenance of field equipment including game cameras, audio recording devices, GPS, and vehicles, as well as data entry, game camera review, and outreach. This position will include hiking and overnight backing packing trips in the northwestern mountains of Kaua‘i, night monitoring at lowland powerline sites, and office work. 

This position is designed for recent high school graduates (18 years and above) as an introduction to employment in the field of conservation and will last for two months. During this period, interns will work up to 40hrs/week and will be compensated for their work, with an option for health insurance, if required and if minimum hours are met.

Eligibility and Requirements: 

Applicants must have attended high school in Hawai‘i and be residents of Hawai‘i, be over 18 years of age, and legally able to work in the USA. Applicants must be physically fit and able to hike 5 miles carrying a backpack.

Please submit a short (1 page) cover letter, resume, and 2 references (please state relationship to you) to with the subject line “ARC 2023 High School Internship Application”.