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University of Hawai'i at Mānoa - College of Natural Sciences


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Further your education by applying for Internships! Gain experience and explore a discipline or career that interests you. Check out the resources below to look for great places to start looking for internships and recently advertised opportunities.

  • Resources

    Student Opportunity Database
    Student Opportunity Center Database (SOC)

    SOC provides access to a database of experiential and learning opportunities available through participating institutions and organizations. Use the SOC to find internships, undergraduate research programs, events, and more.

    NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers. Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel.

    University of Hawaii Space Grant Fellowships
    University of Hawaii Space Grant Fellowships

    The University of Hawai‘i Space Grant Consortium (HSGC), as a participant in the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program, invites applicants for HSGC University Research Internships (HSGC URI) to support original research projects in the fields relevant to NASA's goals as defined in its current Strategic Plan. The program expands opportunities for U.S. citizens to participate in NASA's aeronautics and space programs by supporting and enhancing science and engineering education, research, and outreach programs.

    Native Hawaiian Science Engineering Mentorship Program (NHEMP)

    NHSEMP strives to increase the advancement of underserved students in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). In particular, they reach out to Native Hawaiian, Polynesian, Alaska Native, and Native American pre-college, community college, undergraduate, and graduate students.

    Our Project in Hawaii's Intertidal (OPIHI) Undergraduate Internship

    OPIHI is a program that surveys intertidal and coastal areas in Hawai‘i. You will work with scientists and other students to engage in the entire scientific process—from writing a proposal to collecting data to sharing your findings. You will participate in multiple projects focused on Hawai‘i’s intertidal and coastal systems. Past projects have included ecology-based work across O‘ahu on subjects such as invasive algal communities, coral recruitment dynamics, water quality mapping, feeding dynamics in fishponds, limu (algae) aquaculture, and crab population and baseline surveys.

Recently Advertised Internships

Scholarships Available for 2021 Field Programs

Field Projects International (FPI) currently has three scholarships available for our field research training programs. These scholarships are open until March 15th, with decisions announced by April 1st.

Our scholarships include transportation from Puerto Maldonado, Peru, to the field station and back, as well as meals and lodging for the duration of the selected program.

Manoa Political Internships

The Mānoa Political Internship Program (MPIN) is seeking applicants for government internships in the Fall 2021 semester.  Applications are due March 15, 2021.

For full-time internships, the minimum application requirements are full-time enrollment status at UH-Mānoa, junior standing, and a 3.0 GPA. Part-time internships have the same requirements, but with a minimum of sophomore standing.

Although MPIN is sponsored by UH-Mānoa's College of Social Sciences and Department of Political Science, the internships are open to UH-Mānoa undergraduate students of all majors.

Hawaii Marine Animal Response has internships available!

Hawaii Marine Animal Response has internships available!

" Are you interested in working to preserve marine protected species and the ocean ecosystem through field response, outreach, education, rescue and stranding response? Are you interested in living in Hawaii and helping native species such as the Hawaiian monk seal, sea turtles, sea birds and cetaceans?

If so, Hawaii Marine Animal Response’s internship program might be the right fit for you! Internships last at least 3 months and have a time requirement of a minimum of 20 hours a week. Interns can work in our Field Support & Outreach, Marine Debris, or Education & Engagement Programs. To find out more about these opportunities visit our website at: "

New UH Summer Health Analytics Internship

Do you want to learn essential data skills for a 21st century economy? Do you want to gain exposure to data science, health analytics, and data visualization? Do you have a passion for mental health, substance use, houselessness, and behavioral health? Do you have an interest in using data to make the world a better place? Consider applying to the new paid Summer Health Analytics Internship (UH-SHAI) program! This internship program will be held from June 14 to July 23, 2021. Applications may be submitted now through April 1, 2021. Late applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. This program is open to current first- or second-year undergraduate students. Click here to learn more.

Primate Caregiver/Documentarian Internship

The Primate Caregiver/Documentarian Internship is a unique immersion program facilitating learning about New World primates and animal sanctuary operations on an intimate, in depth, all-encompassing level. Training is tailored for each Intern and progress is evaluated at each stage of instruction.


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