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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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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

    School of Life Sciences Internship Opportunities

    List of internship opportunities offered by the School of Life Sciences' and departments within.

    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

    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.

    ICS Internship Opportunities Spreadsheet

    The ICS Advising Team has created a google sheet with a list of internship opportunities.

    For upperclassmen and alumni, if you would like to share an internship opportunity and have it posted on the list please let Kenny, the ICS major advisor, know via email.

Recently Advertised Internships

Ecosystem Field Studies Summer Courses

Ecosystem Field Studies are now accepting applications to their summer (3 credit) field courses in Colorado and the Caribbean! This program provides students the opportunity to apply their classroom and textbook learning while immersed in a spectacular and transformative environmental academic setting.

The Biological Electron Microscope Facility (BEMF) June 2024

The Advanced Imaging Workshop is offering The Biological Electron Microscope Facility (BEMF) in June 2024! This is open to undergraduates, graduates, post docs, and faculty! Transform your view of the world through advanced imaging and discover the microscopic world in lava tubes!

NASA DEVELOP Program Fall 2024

The 10-week paid research opportunities with the NASA DEVELOP National Program is now open to applicants who are current students, recent graduates, and transitioning/early career professionals. For the fall 2024 term, NASA DEVELOP will operate at six locations across the country at NASA Centers and other regional locations. This is a great opportunity for participants who are interested in practical applications of remote sensing and GIS, specifically in the field of Earth Science.

HPD Crime Laboratory Scientific Investigation Section: Forensic Science Internship

The Honolulu Police Department's Scientific Investigation Section (SIS) is now offering a new, accelerated 3-week training program designed to introduce students to the fast-paced world of contemporary scientific testing in criminal investigations. Participants will be given the exclusive opportunity to complete activities and mock case scenarios in several of the HPD: SIS's specialty areas, including the Forensic Biology, Latent Print, and Drug Unit Laboratories.

Co-Op and Intern Opportunities at Merck Pharmaceutical

The 2024 Merck Chemistry Intern and CO-OP positions are now open! Join their program where exemplary students have the opportunity to work on meaningful assignments and gain real world experience in the pharmaceutical industry.


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