Kāpili ‘Oihana Internship Program (KOIP) provides college students with the opportunity 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 hiring potential upon graduation.
Internship stipends for Kamehameha Schools’ (KS) Kāpili ʻOihana Internship Program (KOIP) are administered and awarded by KS Financial Aid and Scholarship Services (FASS). For Summer 2017, KS will consider all eligible KOIP applicants for the stipend award. Eligibility will be determined after internship placement.
It is Kamehameha Schools’ policy to give preference to stipend applicants of Hawaiian ancestry to the extent permitted by law. If you are applying for the KOIP stipend and would like to be considered under this policy, your Hawaiian ancestry must be verified by Kamehameha’s Ho`oulu Hawaiian Data Center (Data Center). For Data Center, please call 808-523-6228, or go online at www.ksbe.edu/datacenter.
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- Full-time Stipend: $2400.00 (at least 240 hours)
- Part-time Stipend: $1200.00 (at least 120 hours)
- Award notification will be mailed by mid-May 2016
- Stipend payment is mailed directly to intern mid-October 2016
Stipends are subject to IRS tax rules and Tax document 1099-Misc will be generated and mailed.
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The KOIP stipend is based on availability of funds and interns must meet the requirements listed below at time of internship placement:
- Be a Hawaiʻi resident
- Be currently enrolled as a college or university student
- Be an applicant for a non-paid internship position with an eligible KOIP site
- Will not be receiving any other financial support (including other stipends) for this internship opportunity
- Not related to any employee including a supervisor, director, officer or executive at the participating KOIP site
- Internships at Kamehameha Schools sites or its affiliates are not eligible for a stipend.
The Hana Lima Scholarship provides financial assistance to students participating in a vocational or technical education program for occupations that can provide a “living wage.” This scholarship is available to students in vocational programs that lead to a specific segment of employment.
Early College Scholarship
The Early College Scholarship provides funding to students attending an eligible* high school and who want to participate in early college credit opportunities before they graduate. Eligibility for the scholarship requires that students enroll into a course(s) at a UH campus system.
*Eligible high schools currently include:
- Honokaʻa High School
- Kanu o ka ʻĀina NCPCS
- Kealakehe High School (newly added for SY 17-18)
- Ke Kula ʻo ʻEhunuikaimalino
- Kohala High School (newly added for SY 17-18)
- Konawaena High School
The Financial Aid and Scholarship Services office is responsible for processing all applications that are submitted by the postmarked deadline of April 28, 2017. Award notifications will be mailed in late June. If you have any questions, please contact our offices in Kona at 322-5400, or call our Applicant Services Center at 534-8080. You can also reach us by email at email@example.com .