Internship Sites

Students will experience a real-world example of a STEM workplace and gain first-hand experience in developing skills for a particular career field.

Internship sites will identify an existing, ongoing projector research student interns will be able to join. Alternatively, internship sites can decide to support the student interns to work on their own project of interest.

Students will complete an internship project as a small group at a local STEM worksite with the guidance of their workplace mentor. They will be prepared to do the internship by meeting their internship mentors and other students, going to the site together and learning about the site and tasks to do in Fall. During the spring break, students will visit their sites for 8 hours, meet people working there, learn basic knowledge and skills, and complete necessary training. For the summer session, students will work on tasks or projects at the sites as a group or individually with guidance of internship mentors.

At the end-of-year Hōʻike in the end of summer, students will present what they learned from the internship experiences and how they would like to carry on the learning for their future academic and career goals to an audience composed of project staff, family and friends, internship mentors, academic/cultural mentors, and other invited guests.


Makakilo, Oʻahu

Mentor: Eva Hubbard

Honolulu, Oʻahu

Mentor: Kahoaliʻi Keahi

Kaneohe, Oʻahu

ʻEwa Beach, Oʻahu

Mentor: Sandy Ward

Kaneohe, Oʻahu

Mentor: Jonathan Kanekoa Kukea-Shultz

Kapolei, Oʻahu

Haleʻiwa, Oʻahu

Mentor: Savili Kamuela Bartley, Jr. 

Honolulu, Oʻahu

Mentor: Ian Kitajima and Abe Toma

Hawaiʻi Island

Hilo, Hawaiʻi Island

Mentor: Nāhōkū Kahana

Kailua Kona, Hawaiʻi Island

Mentor: Shelly Wimberly


Lānaʻi City, Lānaʻi

Lānaʻi City, Lānaʻi

Mentors: Cheryl Kaʻaiokamalie and Wally Ito

Lānaʻi City, Lānaʻi

Mentor: Ted Anderson and Jessika Smith


Waimea, Kauaʻi

Mentor: Josh Mori


Kaunakakai, Molokaʻi