Kāpili ‘Oihana Internship Program (KOIP)

 Aloha!  Welcome to the Kāpili ʻOihana Internship Program site. We invite you to view our program video highlights below. Kāpili ʻOihana provides college students with opportunities to apply academic experience in a real world environment, meet and learn from professionals in their field of interest, develop skills and competencies, build a network of contacts, and increase their potential to secure a career of their choosing.


What is the Kāpili ʻOihana Internship Program (KOIP)?

KOIP is a statewide summer college internship program.  Participating internship sites offer college students with opportunities to develop new skills and competencies, meet and learn from professionals in their field of interest, build a network of contacts, and increase their hiring potential upon graduation.



What are the eligibility requirements?

  1. Must be at least 18 years old Hawaiʻi resident at the time of application
  2. Must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student in an accredited college program at the time of application (applicants graduating this Spring are eligible to apply)
  3. Must apply for internship opportunities that are related to chosen major with participating KOIP sites
  4. Commitment of at least 120 hours over a 14-week period
  5. Cumulative 2.5 GPA


How do I apply? Click on the application process link on the bottom of this page for details on applying to the program.


(pictured above: 2016 Kyo-ya Hotels and Resorts interns)


Important dates and information

  1. Available sites will be posted to our website on Wednesday, January 2, 2019
  2. Student Recruitment Period: January 2, 2019-February 28, 2019
  3. Time commitment over a 14-week period (May 20th- August 23rd) *note: official start and end date are flexible within the 14 week time period depending on your final placement and availability.
  4. Part-Time (PT) status is at least 120 hours or Full-Time (FT) status is at least 240 hours
How may we help? KOIP staff are here to answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding our program.
Heidi Dangaran, Program Manager
Office: (808) 932-4406
Hilo office
Interested in participating as an internship site? 
Contact our Employer Engagement Coordinator, Sandra Tanaka.  
Sandra Tanaka, Employer Engagement Coordinator
Office: (808) 534-8524
Honolulu office






Kāpili ʻOihana Internship Application and Resources:

Program Forms


Site Handbook Acknowledgement Form.pdf206.25 KB
Student Handbook Acknowledgement Form.pdf208.47 KB
KOIP_ILP.pdf250.38 KB

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