Paid Summer Internships at Army Natural Resources Program, O’ahu

The Army Natural Resources Program on O’ahu (ANRPO) is offering paid summer internship positions starting on the last day of May 2022.  The twelve-week internship program will run from May 31- August 18, 2022.  A total of 4 to 8 paid summer internships will be offered within two categories:

  • Field Crew Internships
  • Horticulture/Rare Plant Propagation Internships

ANRPO interns will have temporary hire status through the Research Corporation of the University of Hawai’i (RCUH) and the employer will be the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation (OVPRI). To clarify, OVPRI is a University of Hawai’i organization that currently holds the contract for natural resource work on O’ahu with the U.S. Army, and RCUH manages the human resource aspects of this contract.

COVID-19 Policy: RCUH Mandatory Vaccination Policy (3.930C) requires COVID-19 vaccinations of all employees, including temporary hires (i.e. interns).  Testing in lieu of vaccination is not an option and will only be available to employees who have been granted either a religious or medical accommodation exemption.

Please find detailed position descriptions for each type of internship below, in addition to the link for the online application at the bottom of the page.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 3, 2022

Time Commitment
  • 12 weeks, from May 31 – August 18, 2022
  • 40 hours/week
  • 10-hour workdays (Monday-Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.)
  • Some overnight camping for up to four (4) consecutive days
Typical Work Demands
  • Hiking up to ten (10) miles per day along steep, rugged terrain through thick brush
  • Working/camping in remote forest areas under inclement weather conditions
  • Regular helicopter transport to remote areas (applicant will ALWAYS be escorted on and off helicopter by a certified helicopter crew member)
Examples of Internship Duties
  • Invasive weed control (will include the use of herbicide)
  • Rare plant re-introduction and monitoring
  • Rare bird, snail, and arthropod monitoring
  • Ungulate and rodent monitoring and control
  • Fence and snail enclosure maintenance
  • Native forest habitat restoration
Intern will report to work at:   ANRPO baseyard located at 413 O‘ahu St, Schofield Barracks, HI
Intern must provide own:
  • Transportation to and from ANRPO baseyard at Schofield Barracks*
  • Food and lodging
  • Valid Driver’s License (required to obtain a Schofield Installation Access Pass)*
Compensation $14.84 per hour

Time Commitment
  • 12 weeks, from May 31 – August 18, 2022
  • 40 hours/week
  • 10-hour workdays (Monday-Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.)
Typical Work Demands
  • Working in ANRPO rare plant nurseries and/or ANRPO seed lab
  • Nursery work will include: Bending, stooping, crouching, standing for long periods and lifting loads up to 50 pounds
  • Seed lab work will include: indoor detail oriented tasks and the use of laboratory tools
Examples of Internship Duties
  • Assisting in the propagation and maintenance of native Hawaiian plants, including rare, threatened and endangered species
  • Nursery: greenhouse maintenance; controlling plant pathogens and insect pests (will include the use of pesticides); conducting weed and rat abatement activities; assisting with accurate nursery record keeping
  • Seed lab: seed processing; seedling care; plating and up-potting seedlings; seed counts and assisting with accurate record keeping
  • Occasional duties:
    • Invasive weed control (may include use of herbicide), rare plant reintroduction and monitoring, rare bird and invertebrate monitoring, ungulate and rodent monitoring and control, fence maintenance (These duties may require hiking up to ten (10) miles per day along steep, rugged terrain through thick brush, as well as working/camping (overnight for up to four (4) consecutive days) in remote forest areas under inclement weather conditions.)
Intern will report to work at:   ANRPO baseyard at 413 O‘ahu St, Schofield Barracks, HI
Intern must provide own:
  • Transportation to and from ANRPO baseyard at Schofield Barracks*
  • Food and lodging
  • Valid Driver’s License (required to obtain a Schofield Installation Access Pass)*
Compensation $14.84 per hour

*Interns will receive a temporary installation access pass (IAP) in order to enter the U.S. Army installation at Schofield Barracks for the duration of the internship; interns will be asked to provide a valid Driver’s license and social security # on the first day of the internship to obtain an IAP.

Internship application link below:


Army Natural Resources Program Internship Application

——————————————————-DEADLINE: Thursday, March 3, 2022—————————————————-