Established in 2009, the Kamehameha Schools Kāpili ʻOihana Internship Program (KOIP) is designed to cultivate and maintain relationships with employers statewide who are committed to providing college students with enriched opportunities to build their professional network, develop transferable skills, and create solutions to real-world challenges. KOIP exposes students to cultural experiences that contribute to the development of future leaders who recognize and embody the foundational values of our kūpuna in their communities and workplace.

The Summer 2019 launch of IMUA Xchange, an online platform that connects learners and employers to engage in career connected learning experiences, will create an expanded community space for employers to provide students with a wide selection of career-connected learning opportunities that include KOIP internships, job shadows, career presentations, mentorships, and employment.

Notice: Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 internship invitations will be emailed to KOIP Summer 2019 program participants during the week of September 9, 2019. The deadline to apply for these internship sessions is September 27, 2019.
Eligibility Requirements
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawaiʻi
  • Age 18 or older at the time of application
  • Be enrolled as a degree-seeking student in an accredited college program
    *applicants graduating in Spring are eligible to apply
  • Apply to internship opportunities that are related to your chosen major or minor
  • A commitment of at least 120 hours within internship term (flexible start date)
  • Cumulative 2.5 GPA

Program Dates
  • Student Enrollment Period for FALL 2019: September 9, 2019 through October 4, 2019
  • FALL 2019 Internship Term: October 7, 2019 through January 15, 2020
    *Individual start and end dates are flexible within the program period depending on your final placement and availability.