Overview of Internships

Federal Internship:

 » U.S. Congress

State Internships:

 » Governor's Office

 » Lieutenant Governor's Office

 » Hawai'i State Legislature

 » Hawai'i Judicial Internship

 Internship Applications

 

Application Deadlines
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Fall Internships:
March 15th

Spring Internships:
October 15th

 

Hawai'i Lieutenant Governor's Office Internship Program

Hawai'i Lieutenant Governor's Office Internship Program

The Hawai'i Lieutenant Governor's Office Internship Program provides dynamic, capable, and ambitious UH-Mānoa students the rare opportunity to work at the top level of state government. Interns will be involved in all aspects of the Office, including: policy and legislative research, constituent correspondence, consular and name change processing, note taking at meetings, and event organizing - and will have the chance to work with the Lieutenant Governor and his staff. Interns will work an average of 40 hours per week while earning 12 academic credits to maintain full time status.

What the internship program offers:

  • Funding to cover cost of attendance for the semester of the internship (based on resident tuition). A scholarship will be added to the student’s overall financial aid package.
  • An engaging learning opportunity that bridges classroom academics and the professional world.
  • Professional development including the building of communication and teamwork skills, and the establishment of local networks and contacts.

Applicant Qualifications:

To be eligible, students must be at the following levels by the starting date of the internship program.

  • Level: Undergraduate
  • Standing: Junior or Senior
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Residency: US Resident only
  • Enrollment Status: Full-Time
  • Excellent writing, communication, and people skills
  • Prodigious work ethic and impeccable reliability
  • Office computer experience (i.e. Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)
  • Basic research capabilities
  • Well organized with an eye for detail
  • Professional demeanor
  • Desire to learn
  • Interest in public service

Mānoa Political Internships are proudly sponsored, promoted and staffed by the College of Social Sciences and the Department of Political Science (UH-Mānoa)