Volunteer & Intern Policy and Procedures

The Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI

What Constitutes an Intern?
Interns are students or recent graduates that are placed with projects for training in
conservation field biology methods. They are not employed by the project. The
internship program must have an educational component that allows the intern to develop
skills and gain experience that may benefit them in future career or educational

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What Constitutes a Volunteer?

Volunteers are individuals that are not employed by the project or by a partnering program and are donating their time for services that benefit the project. These services may include technical skills, sharing of knowledge, physical labor, etc. Volunteers are to be used as supplemental manpower, not to be used in place of paid employees.

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