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


Are you a current Natural Science Major?

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Excluding appointments with Mathematics and Physics Major advisors


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

Resident Assistant Manager Internship

Pacific Primate Sanctuary (PPS) is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization, providing rehabilitation and permanent care for threatened, endangered, and distressed primates. The Assistant Manager Internship (AMI), is a unique immersion program, facilitating learning about New World primates and animal sanctuary management on an intimate, in depth, all-encompassing level. Instruction is tailored for each Assistant Manager Intern, based on their individual experience and skills.

Operation Wallacea

Operation Wallacea has run biodiversity research expeditions for the last 25 years to a series of sites (mainly biodiversity hotspots) worldwide (, helping university students from around the world gain valuable experience and get their hands dirty with real biodiversity research. From dense jungle and European grasslands to coral reefs and Mediterranean seagrass meadows, our network of more than 200 academics assist in developing and leading cutting edge research projects that help to inform local conservation management strategies.
There are three webinar dates you can register for to learn more!

Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program 2022

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is once again accepting applications for the summer 2022 Naval Research Enterprise Internship Program (NREIP) for Navy labs across the United States. This is a highly competitive program for college students who are U.S. citizens. Our Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific (NIWC Pacific; Hawaii office is one of the participating labs.

Deadline to Apply: November 1st, 2021

Summer Health Professions Education Program

​Interested in getting information and resources on working in a health profession? The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is a free summer enrichment program which seeks to strengthen the academic proficiency and career development of students underrepresented in the health professions and prepare them for a successful application and matriculation to health professions schools. The application opens on November 1st!

Department of the Navy Internship

The application web portal is now open for students to apply for internships supporting the Department of the Navy’s HBCU/MI Cyber and Data Science Internship Program!

Oregon Sea Grant Internship Application Info Session

The purpose of the OSG Application Workshops is for students to learn more about all Sea Grant opportunities (including mentoring and professional development), get advice and tips on application materials, and hear from recent scholars and fellows about their experiences in the program. For those interested, there will also be time to work on application materials in breakout groups with Oregon Sea Grant representatives and current scholars. In this second year of the workshop series, sessions are conducted virtually on Zoom.

Session will be held on November 4th from 1:00-2:30 PM (HST)

Intramural NIAID Research Opportunities (INRO) 2022

The application for Intramural NIAID Research Opportunities (INRO) 2022 is now open through November 22, 2021!

This is an outstanding post-baccalaureate opportunity at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

HSGC University Research Internships

The Hawai‘i Space Grant Consortium expands educational opportunities for University of Hawai‘i System undergraduates by awarding University Research Internships, HSGC URI, (formerly known as Fellowship and Traineeship Program) in fields that are relevant to NASA's goals. Two levels of support, research or trainee, are offered depending on the skill, knowledge level, and time commitment of the student.

2022 NSIN X-Force Fellowship

The X-Force Fellowship is a summer internship program that provides undergraduate and graduate students and recent graduates a chance to serve their country by solving real-world national security problems in collaboration with the U.S. military.

The application deadline is December 17th, 2021.


The NASA L'SPACE Academy Spring 2022 applications are open! This is a free, online, interactive program open to undergraduate STEM students interested in pursuing a career with NASA or other space organizations!

Research Opportunities at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

The applications for the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard summer research program and postbac program are now open!

Apply for the summer research program by January 10th, 2022

Apply for the postbac program by January 24th, 2022; apply by December 15th, 2021 for early consideration


We provide academic advising services to all undergraduate students in the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.

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Monday - Friday
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