Read more below about our internship opportunities for high school students.

Huliau EcoAventure Summer Interns

We are looking for students entering grades 11, 12 and college to help lead our EcoAdventure program for students entering grades 7-9. This is an unpaid internship but you can earn 35 hours of community service hours and gain experience in environmental education. There will be a two hour mandatory training on Monday July 25th, followed by four days of leading our summer program from 8:15am-4:15pm from July 26th-29th. Apply below by July 1st!

Zero Waste Internships for High School Students

During the 2022-23 school year, we will be offering paid internships with our Zero Waste Schools & Green Events programs for high school students. Students who participate in this internship will be trained in zero waste principals and waste reduction strategies. You will then help events, schools and/or businesses to divert waste from the landfill through education, reuse, recycling, and composting.

Internship dates & details: August 22, 2022- May 19th, 2023
Students will work a minimum of 80 hours over the course of the internship and will earn a $1,000 stipend upon completion. Applications will be accepted until 10pm on August 12th. After a mandatory virtual training session in August, interns will be able to set a flexible schedule for completing their internship over a four to nine month period before May 19th, 2023.

This will be a hybrid internship involving virtual trainings and check-ins with our staff, as well as in-person work at community events and other sites. Students will also spend approximately half of the internship hours working independently on a zero waste project of their choice, with assistance from our staff. Details on this will be shared at our training session in August, but past student projects have included school cafeteria waste audits, outreach to restaurants about reducing plastic waste, film projects or social media campaigns on zero waste topics, recycling education, activities and presentations for younger students, and implementing recycling or composting programs.

While there is some flexibility to customize your internship, here is a rough breakdown of how internship hours will be spent:

  • 15 hours on training and community outreach
    (mostly flexible hours completed online)
  • 25 hours assisting with zero waste stations at community events
    (mostly Saturdays at 3-5 community events-dates TBA)
  • 40 hours on a final zero project of your choice
    (mostly flexible hours completed online and in-person)

Students interested in this internship who want to gain first-hand experience before applying, can earn a $75 stipend assisting with zero waste services and education at the Maui Agriculture & Livestock Festival on Saturday June 4th in Kahului. This would involve a 30 minute online training before the event and working a 6 hour shift at the event alongside our staff. For questions, email info(at)