MEO AmeriCorps Environmental Internship Program - Application Form
Please answer all questions to the best of your ability in the space provided. Do not attach any information that is not requested. All applicants must turn in this application, resume, and one letter of recommendation (1) to:

MEO AmeriCorps Environmental Program
99 Mahalani Street, Wailuku, Hawaii 96793
Phone: 808-243-4324/Fax: 808-249-2991 -Contact: Lacey Abercrombie

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Have you ever been convicted for a crime?
If so, are you on probation?
Check the highest level of education that you will have completed by the time you are planning to serve in AmeriCorps (check one)
How many times, if any, have you served in AmeriCorps?
If yes, did you receive an Education Award?
Internship Preferences
The following are positions, internship sites. Please check off which internship you are applying for. If applying for more than on internship, please rank your Choices, first choice being 1. (Interns must provide for their own transportation and housing.)

DLNR / Forestry <-> Must be able to work long hours including overnight camps. Must be able to work in harsh environments, able to carry 25 lbs. while hiking for long periods of time, must not be afraid of heights.

DLNR / Na Ala Hele Trails <-> Must be able to hike 3-7 miles daily carrying 25 lbs. of equipment. Must be able to work in harsh environments and enjoy working outdoors.

DLNR / Natural Area Reserves <-> Must be able to work long hours including overnight camps. Must be able to work in harsh environments, able to carry 25 lbs. while hiking for long periods of time, must not be afraid of heights.

Maui Nui Botanical Gardens <-> General Plant/gardening knowledge, must be able to use excel spreadsheets to monitor data. Must be willing to do presentations on native plants.

Maui Invasive Species Committee <-> Must be willing to work evenings. Must be able to work in harsh environments for long periods of time. Must have reliable transportation. One position available in Hana.

The Maui Farms <-> Members will gain general plant, animal husbandry skills. Members must do presentations and group activities.

La'akea Farms <-> Work 3 scheduled days a week. Must be able to work well with people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities, some of whom visit and live at the farm. Members will learn different aspects of farming native plants.

Check what position you are applying for
Agency Choice #1
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Essay Questions
Please answer the following questions. If need, you may attach additional pages.
1. Why are you applying for an internship in environmental conservation? What do you hope to gain as an intern?
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2. What do you consider to be your greatest strengths? What things would you like to most improve about yourself?
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3. What do you think is the biggest threat to Hawaii’s environment? How would you solve this problem?
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4. What relevant experiences make you a strong candidate for this internship?
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5. What types of ecosystems would you most like to work in? What environmental conservation issues would you most like to be involved with during your internship? Why would you be a good fit for this internship?
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6. Some of the sites require that you actively participate in rugged terrain, on/in the water, and/or in bad weather, with minimal or no facilities (bathrooms, etc.). How would you fair in such conditions? Would there be any problems with your complete participation in the program? If yes, please explain fully.
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7. How (or from whom) did you learn about this opportunity?
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Background Check
The AmeriCorps application process requires a criminal history check to ensure that community members with whom we work are protected, particularly children, individuals with disabilities, and individuals over 60 years old.

We will investigate for past sexual offenses and violent crimes, or crimes that would have a direct bearing on your service.

This background check will entail our search of the National Sex Offenders Registry and an FBI criminal history check, which will require you being fingerprinted at Pre-Service Orientations.

You will not be permitted to serve or work with children, individuals with disabilities, or individuals over 60 yours of age, without supervision until the history check is complete and you are cleared. The review process is not lengthy, and normally is completed within weeks.

Answer the following questions fully. Existence of a criminal conviction or juvenile adjudication may or may not, depending on the circumstances, disqualify you from consideration. However, any intentional misrepresentation or omission will disqualify you. Do not include minor traffic violations.

Are you currently facing charges for any offense or on probation or parole?
I certify that all of the statements made in this application are true to the best of my knowledge. Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc. has my permission to inquire any information regarding my personal references. (enter your name)
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*Note: Interns must be able to perform efficiently the physical and mental duties of their position. Qualified applicants with disabilities who can perform the essential functions of the internship position are encouraged to apply. Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc and The Corporation for National Services is committed to making reasonable accommodations on a case-by-case basis.

The following items need to be submitted in order for your application to be considered complete:
1. ONE (1) letters of recommendation (may be sent separately via email or mail)
2. Your resume

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