Kupu Offering Summer Fire Service Internship

March 10, 2017, 3:46 PM HST
* Updated March 10, 3:49 PM
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Kupu and the USDA Forest Service are partnering with Hawai’i Community College’s (HawCC) Fire Science Program to offer an exclusive Hawai’i Island summer internship to local students interested in fire science and management.

Participants will gain hands-on experience and mentoring in conservation, fire science, fuel break and fire management. They will also be will be positively impacting the environment in their communities with over 300 service hours. Additional benefits include: healthcare (if eligible); Red Card certification; $375 in bi-weekly living allowances; $1,222 in education award scholarship that can be applied towards higher education or student loans upon completion of the program.

The eight-week program runs from June 12 to Aug. 4 on Hawai’i Island and will accept five applicants, 17 years of age and older. Experience or education in fire service management is not required. Participants needs only have an interest in learning and gaining experience in fire service and conservation. 

“This is a unique opportunity to develop the next generation and empower them with hands-on experiences not only in fire management but how it relates to, and impacts our environment,” said John Leong, Kupu CEO.

For more information and to apply, visit The deadline to apply is Wednesday, Mar. 15.

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