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Make-A-Wish® Hawaii

Make-A-Wish Hawaii offers several internships that provide on-the-job training as well as a chance to impact the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions within our local community. We welcome current students and recent graduates to apply.  To apply for an internship, potential candidates should send a resume and cover letter to: Kari Bogner, Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator at kbogner@hawaii.wish.org or Fax: (808) 536-5566. No phone calls please.

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Under President Obama’s leadership, the Federal Government has taken steps to help students and recent graduates join the Federal service.  The internship program is for current students enrollled in a wide variety of educational institutions from high school to graduate level, with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school. 

For additional information about the internship program, please click on the following link: http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-authorities/students-recent-graduates/#url=Program-Fact-Sheets

To access available internships nationwide, please click on the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/studentsandgrads/ 



 Akamai Internship Program

  • Advancing Hawaii college students into science and technology careers.        

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The White House Internship: A Public Service Leadership Program


University of Hawaii at Hilo - Pacific Internship Programs for Exploring Science (PIPES)






Earlier this year, the Kaho'olawe Island Reserve Commission announced a $302,837 grant awarded through Alu Like, Inc.'s Native Hawaiian Career and Technical Education Program. Designed to "develop and establish programs that prepare Native Hawaiians to be a competitive force in the workplace through completion of rigorous and culturally appropriate career and technical education programs", KIRC created the Hui Kapehe Program.

In partnership with UH Maui College, the Hui Kāpehe Program offers work-related experience, community service learning, and job shadowing opportunities related to career and technical education (CTE) focusing on sustainability and Hawaiian culture. 60 college students of Native Hawaiian descent will be accepted for intensive internships in one of KIRC's core program areas (click each for details):

Hui Kāpehe applications are now being accepted. Interested candidates may apply for a paid internship in one or more of the KIRC program areas described below. Please visit us online for eligibility criteria, details and application form.


KIRC Program Areas:

The Reserve OperationsOperations Program
provides transport, accommodations, maintenance, manpower, and overall safety within the reserve. This program advances work in transitioning island work and storage sites from dependence on expensive fossil fuels to energy self-sufficiency through the purchase and implementation of alternative energy solutions including solar and wind energy technologies.

The OceanOcean Resource Program develops and implements a comprehensive management regime emphasizing ancestral and traditional knowledge and integrating ancient and modern resource management techniques. This program fosters the conservation of marine resources within the Reserve, with initiatives including coral reef monitoring, fish tagging and replenishment and habitat monitoring for the health and proliferation of resident marine life including manō (shark), nai`a (dolphin), `Ilioholoikauaua (Hawaiian Monk seal), honu (sea turtles), koholā (whale), seabirds such as `iwa and koa`e `ula, and literally hundreds of fish species.

The RestorationRestoration Program focuses on the restoration of native, land-based habitats and watersheds. This is achieved through strategies addressing erosion control, botanical and faunal restoration, and enhancement of the island's natural water systems. Program components include native species revegetation; invasive species removal; the creation of a "seed bank" enabling a native plant community; controlling erosion and sediment run-off and expanding the island's rain catchment system to increase storage capability to supply continuing and future irrigation needs.

The Native Hawaiian CulturalCultural Program is responsible for the care and protection of Kaho`olawe's cultural resources and the expansion of meaningful, cultural use of the island. Components include archeological surveys - with more than 3,000 historic sites and features identified to date; the exercise of traditional native Hawaiian cultural protocols, ceremonial practices and rites such as the annual planting ceremony, marking of solstices; care for iwi kupuna; and collaborative cultural programs with Department of Education for high school and college students and curriculum development opportunities for teachers.

The AdministrationAdministration Program designs, develops and maintains a wide range of programs and functions, including GIS mapping and website development; marketing, graphic design and educational outreach; library, archive and collections management; fund development, grant writing and public relations; finance and human resources; the Volunteer Program and more. Paired with the management of all Operations, Ocean, Restoration and Cultural programs, the Administration Program is responsible for the performance and best management of business operations and decision making as well as the efficient organization of people and resources to direct activities toward the KIRC mission to preserve, protect, restore and provide safe access to Kaho'olawe.

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