Internship Track Application

Program Information

Project Hōkūlani is an educational research program housed at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and funded by the U.S. Department of Education Native Hawaiian Education Program Grant.

Our research project will serve high school students (preference given to those with Native Hawaiian ancestry) who will be in grades 9-12 this Fall on Oʻahu, Lanaʻi, Kauaʻi or Hawaiʻi islands. Students will receive a $500 stipend for completing the internship track program. 

Program Dates

February Session

  • February 25 (Saturday): Virtual session (3 hours)

Spring Session (January – May)

  • 8-hour site visit/job shadow during Spring Break
  • April 29 (Saturday): Virtual session (1 hour)
  • May 13 (Saturday): Virtual or in-person session (2 hours)

Summer (June – July)

  • 40 hours of internship at the site during Summer Break
  • July 22: Hoʻike presentation

Internship Locations

Project Hōkūlani Internship Site Locations:

Hawaiʻi Island – 5 total students

Kauaʻi – 15 total students

Student Eligibility


  • Attending any public, private or charter high school on Oʻahu, Lanaʻi, Kauaʻi or Hawaiʻi islands
  • Grade 9-12 this Fall (during the 2022-2023 school year)
  • Preference given to students with Native Hawaiian ancestry, but all high school students are welcome to apply.

Other Requirements

  • Students must be able to attend all sessions and site visits listed under Program Dates
  • Complete the 40-hour paid internship during the summer.  (To learn more about the internships offered on your island, CLICK HERE)
  • Participate in the data collection to help evaluate our Hōkūlani program for 2 school years (More information about our research data will be provided in a consent form, if accepted into Project Hōkūlani).

Application Process

STEP 1:  Review the information on this page.

STEP 2:  Submit the Project Hōkūlani application form by February 10, 2023 for the islands of Hawaiʻi and Kauaʻi. 

  • Option 1: Complete the online application (via Google Form) or by clicking on the button below
  • Option 2:  Download a PDF of the application and email it to:
  • Option 3:  Print the PDF and mail your completed application to:
    • Jerrik Feliciano
      Project Hōkūlani
      University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
      1410 Lower Campus Rd. 171F
      Honolulu, HI 96822
  • Applications must be received by: February 10, 2023, at 11:59 PM (Hawaii Standard Time) for the islands of Hawaiʻi and Hawaiʻi and Kauaʻi. If you need a deadline extension, please contact

STEP 3:  Ask an adult (such as teacher, counselor, school administrator, sports coach or religious mentor) to complete our recommendation form. Please start asking an adult as soon as you decide to apply for Project Hōkūlani so that this adult can submit the recommendation form by February 10, 2023, at 11:59 PM (Hawaii Standard Time) for the islands of Hawaiʻi and Kauaʻi. For more instructions, click or download below.

Step 5:  We will inform you of your acceptance into Project Hōkūlani by February 17th, 2023.

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