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University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
College of Natural Sciences


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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

$1000 UH Ocean Conservation Award!

Do you have you an undergraduate or law student interested in marine conservation? If so, we encourage you to nominate that student for a $1000 UH Ocean Conservation Award!

Ten students will be awarded $1,000 each for the 2022-2023 academic year. The criteria are simple: You agree to mentor the student for the academic year on a project that (1) is directly relevant to ocean conservation, and (2) involves direct connection with society.

Deadline: before the start of the Fall 2022 semester.


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

Hours of Operation
Sinclair Library 301
Monday - Friday
Online appointments only!