ALEX/Career Development Services

Fall 2013 Job & Internship Fair

Position Listings

Please refer to this page frequently for updates on participating organizations and position descriptions.

Participating Organizations

  • Akamai Workforce Initiative
  • Altres Staffing
  • Altria Group Distribution
  • AXA Advisors
  • Bank of Hawaii
  • Bankers Life and Casualty Company
  • Big Island Invasive Species Committee
  • County of Hawaii - Department of Civil Defense
  • County of Hawaii - Department of Information Technology
  • County of Hawaii - Department of Public Works
  • County of Hawaii - Planning Department
  • Discovery Map of Hawaii's Big Island
  • Epic! Tours
  • Fastenal Company
  • Hawaii Island Adult Care, Inc.
  • Hawaii Island United Way
  • Hawaii First Community Ventures
  • Hilo Downtown Improvement Association
  • Hilo Fish Company, Inc.
  • Hilo Ocean Adventures
  • Hilo Warm Therapy Pool Committee
  • HPM Building Supply
  • Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii
  • Independent Employee Group Federal Credit Union
  • Kupu
  • Law Offices of Yeh and Moore
  • Laupahoehoe Public Charter School
  • Mainstreet Pahoa Association
  • McDonald's Restaurants of Hawaii
  • Milestone Coach
  • Pacific Internship Program for Exploring Science (PIPES)
  • Panda Express
  • Peace Corps
  • Primerica
  • Rider Levett Bucknall
  • State Farm Insurance - Iris Kuwaye Agency
  • Small Business Development Council (SBDC) - Hawaii
  • Suisan Fish Market
  • Target
  • Teach for America - Hawaii
  • The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii
  • The Most Irresistible Shop in Hilo
  • The Sherwin-Williams Company
  • University of Hawaii at Hilo/Hawaii Community College - Earth Fair
  • University of Hawaii at Hilo - English Language Institute
  • University of Hawaii at Hilo - Ke Kalahea, The Herald, Student News Publication
  • University of Hawaii at Hilo - Marketing and Alumni Relations
  • University of Hawaii at Hilo - Office of Applied Learning Experiences (ALEX)
  • University of Hawaii at Hilo - Vulcan Athletic Boosters
  • University of Hawaii at Hilo - Women's Center
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Vsolvit
  • YWCA

Full & Part Time Jobs: Information provided below pertains to internship opportunities only. Position listings for Full & Part Time Jobs can be found HERE

Employers Organized By Desired Major (Internships)

Accounting

  • Hawaii First Community Ventures

Agriculture

  • Hilo Downtown Improvement Association
  • Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii
  • UH Hilo/HCC Earth Fair

Art

  • Discovery Map of Hawaii's Big Island
  • Hawaii Island Adult Care
  • Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii
  • University of Hawaii at Hilo - Office of Applied Learning Experiences (ALEX)

Astronomy

  • Akamai Workforce Initiative
  • Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii

Business Administration

  • Epic! Tours
  • Fastenal
  • Hawaii First Community Ventures
  • Hawaii Island Adult Care
  • Hawaii SBDC Network
  • Hilo Warm Therapy Pool Committee
  • HPM Building Supply
  • Independent Employee Group Federal Credit Union
  • The Sherwin-Williams Company
  • UH Hilo – Office of Marketing and Alumni Relations

Communication

  • County of Hawaii - Prosecuting Attorney's Office
  • County of Hawaii – Public Works
  • Epic! Tours
  • Hawaii SBDC Network
  • Hilo Downtown Improvement Association
  • Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii
  • Most Irresistible Shop in Hilo
  • UH Hilo – Office of Applied Learning Experiences (ALEX)

Computer Science

  • County of Hawaii - Planning
  • County of Hawaii – Public Works
  • Hawaii SBDC Network
  • Hilo Fish Company
  • University of Hawaii at Hilo - Office of Applied Learning Experiences (ALEX)

Drama

  • Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii

Education

  • Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii

Engineering

  • Akamai Workforce Initiative
  • Pacific Internship Program for Exploring Science (PIPES)

English

  • Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii
  • UH Hilo – Office of Applied Learning Experiences (ALEX)

Environmental Science/Studies

  • Big Island Invasive Species Committee
  • County of Hawaii - IT
  • Kupu
  • UH Hilo/HCC - Earth Fair

Geography

  • Big Island Invasive Species Committee
  • County of Hawaii – Planning
  • County of Hawaii – IT
  • Kupu

Hawaiian Language

  • Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii

Hawaiian Studies

  • Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii

History

  • Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii

Kahuawaiola

  • Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii

Management

  • Most Irresistible Shop in Hilo
  • The Sherwin-Williams Company

Marketing

  • County of Hawaii - Prosecuting Attorney's Office
  • Epic! Tours
  • Fastenal
  • Hawaii Island Adult Care
  • Hawaii Island United Way
  • Hawaii SBDC Network
  • HPM Building Supply
  • Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii
  • Mainstreet Pahoa Association
  • Most Irresistible Shop in Hilo
  • The Sherwin-Williams Company
  • UH Hilo - Office of Applied Learning Experiences (ALEX)
  • UH Hilo - Office of Marketing and Alumni Relations

Mathematics

  • Akamai Workforce Initiative
  • Pacific Internship Program for Exploring Science (PIPES)

Physics

  • Akamai Workforce Initiative

Planning Certificate

  • County of Hawaii – Planning

Project and Construction Management

  • Rider Levett Bucknall

Science

  • Akamai Workforce Initiative
  • Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii
  • Pacific Internship Program for Exploring Science (PIPES)

Sociology

  • UH Hilo/HCC Earth Fair

 

Technology

  • Akamai Workforce Initiative
  • Pacific Internship Program for Exploring Science (PIPES)

TESOL Certificate Program

  • UH Hilo – English Language Institute

All Majors Welcome

  • County of Hawaii – Public Works
  • Hilo Downtown Improvement Association
  • Hawaii Island United Way
  • Hilo Ocean Adventures
  • Kupu
  • Mainstreet Pahoa Association
  • State Farm Insurance – Iris Kuwaye
  • Target
  • The Sherwin-Williams Company
  • UH Hilo/HCC Earth Fair
  • UH Hilo – Office of Applied Learning Experiences (ALEX)
  • UH Hilo – Women’s Center

Position Descriptions - Internships

While all of the above organizations have registered, not all have provided position titles or descriptions. We'll post notices on our Facebook page (facebook.com/UHHiloALEX) as these come in.

Internship Positions

Akamai

Position Title: Akamai Intern

Start Date:  June 2014 (8 weeks Including one week of training)

Paid: 40 hours / week ($3200.00 stipend along with other support such as travel, housing, etc.)

Major Preference: Any majors in the science, technology, engineering, and math fields. Physics and Astronomy majors are likely to be the best fit given the position.

Position Description: The Akamai Internship Program is a unique program that supports Hawai‘i college students in completing an authentic science or technology project in a professional setting. Students are prepared through an intensive one-week short course, and then spend seven weeks at an observatory or industry setting where they complete a project under the guidance of a mentor. Throughout the entire eight-week program they complete a communication course that begins in the short course and continues through weekly meetings and intensive coaching sessions. The Akamai program uses an internship model designed by the Center for Adaptive Optics (CfAO) using National Science Foundation (NSF) Science and Technology Center funding, with the specific aim of developing a program to address the technical workforce needs in Hawai‘i, and advancing students from diverse backgrounds into science, technology, engineering or mathematics careers.

Previous placement locations:

Maui: 10 available positions on Maui

Air Force Research Laboratory - HNu Photonics - Institute for Astronomy - Pacific Disaster Center & more

Big Island: 15 available positions on the Big Island

Canada-France Hawaii Telescope - Natural Energy Labs - Smithsonian Submillimeter Array & more

 

Big Island Invasive Species Committee

Position  #1 Title: BIISC-GIS/Data Intern

Start Date: January 2014 (6 months)

Unpaid: 12 hours / week

Major Preference: None, although enviromnental science and geography majors are a good fit.

Position Description: The Big Island Invasive Species Committee (BIISC) in Hilo is looking for a GIS/DATA intern. This individual will create and design a real estate and contact database. Other duties will include but are not limited to assisting with ArcGIS, geo-processing, editing feature classes, Microsoft Suite applications, Microsoft Access and creating maps for project planning.

Position #2 Title: BIISC-Field Associate

Start Date: January 2014 (6 months)

Unpaid: 12 hours / week

Major Preference: None

Position Description: The Big Island Invasive Species Committee (BIISC) in Hilo is looking for Field Associate Intern. The intern will conduct field operations to implement established action plans, targeting invasive alien plant and animal species for control or eradication. Fieldwork involves reconnaissance, surveys, and mechanical/chemical removal for invasive alien species in natural, urban, and suburban areas. Fieldwork includes off trail areas where exposure to extreme hot and cold temperatures, heavy rainfall, mosquitoes, and difficult terrain is common. Implements protocol to prevent seed dispersal, follows decontamination protocols, and conducts all operations according to accepted safety standards and established protocols. Fieldwork requires the ability to drive project vehicles both on and off road, work in and around helicopters, and handle pesticides.
Keeps accurate and detailed records of treatment and control work. Operates a Global Positioning System (GPS) and downloads GPS units. Inputs and updates data and produces maps and other materials to guide daily field activities.

 

County of Hawaii - Department of Information Technology

Position Title #1: Geographic Information System (GIS) Intern

Start Date: January 2014 (4 months)

Unpaid: 12 hours / week

Major Preference: Geography or related field

Position Description: Under direct supervision of the GIS Analyst, the GIS Intern will assist with researching, analyzing, designing, and producing a full range and variety of GIS projects and applications. Duties will include creating and maintaining GIS generated maps and databases, editing map services, and working with web mapping applications. Additional responsibilities may include GIS/IT hardware and software maintenance assistance. Candidate must be organized and detailed oriented, possess a good work ethic and willingness to learn, and have a basic understanding of ESRI ArcGIS Desktop software.

 

Position Title #2: Customer Service and Zoning Intern

Start Date: January 2014 (4 months)

Unpaid: 8-12 hours / week

Major Preference: Geography, Environmental Sciences/Studies, Drafting, Communications

Position Description: Intern would assist Zoning Clerks in serving public at the counter. Primary responsibilities of zoning clerks are to assist general public in making informed land use decisions that affect their property and processing related applications and permits. This requires informing the public of how their property is affected by the Zoning Code, Subdivision Code, and Coastal Zone Management Area, and other land use laws. Individuals who enjoy working with people and have effective communication skills are desireable. If you have an interest in learning land use and have some basic background and knowledge of land use, zoning code, and reading building plans please consider this internshp. Must have good clerical, research, and computer skills (Microsoft office programs). Preferable, but not required: GIS (Geographic Information Systems).

 

 

County of Hawaii - Department of Public Works

Position Title:  Digital Outreach Intern

Start Date: January 2014 (3 months)

Unpaid: 6 hours / week

Major Preference:  None, but Computer Science or Communications are likely to be a good fit.

Position Description:  Assists the Public Information and Community Outreach Specialist with a variety of public education projects including the writing and designing of informational material, the management of social networking utilities, as well as other duties relating to public outreach and community accessibility.

Requirements:

  • Experience working with graphic and/or web design software including but not limited to Adobe programs such as Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Live cycle, and Photoshop CS6, Adobe XI
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, especially Word and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of social networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter, Instagram
  • The ability to manage time effectively, to consistently meet deadlines, and work independently
  • A positive and professional attitude
  • Basic knowledge of web languages such as Java, HTML, and CSS
  • Understanding and experience converting information to ADA standards, (Americans with Disabilities Act) accessible forms and manuscripts

 

County of Hawai`i Office of the Prosecuting Attorney

Position Title #1: Training Video Editor

Start Date: January 2014 (4 months)

Unpaid: 6 - 12 hrs per week

Major Preference: Communications

Position Description: Student will assist with the production of internal communication communication publications, asuch as the bimonthly employee e-newsletter, as well as exteernal public outreach and education efforts.

 

Position  #2 Title: Communications Coordinator

Start Date: January 2014 (4 months)

Unpaid: 6-12 hours / week

Major Preference: Communications, Marketing

Position Description: Student will assist with the production of internal communication publications, such as the bimonthly employee e-newsletter, as well as external public outreach and education efforts.

 

County of Hawai`i - Planning Department

Position #1 Title: View Plane Preservation Policy Analyst

Start Date: January 2014 (4 months)

Unpaid: 12 hours / week

Major Preference: Geography (Planning Certificate), Spatial Data Analysis

Position Description: Help the Planning Department establish science-based tools and policies to evaluate and preserve scenic view planes. The intern would

1) Summarize State and County view plane regulations;

2) Review past view plane identification and evaluation practices in Hawai‘i (e.g., http://oeqc.doh.hawaii.gov/Shared%20Documents/EA_and_EIS_Online_Library/Hawaii/2010s/2013-08-23-HI-5E-DEA-Parcel-26-at-Kahaluu-Residential-Project.pdf, http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CZIC-ht393-h3-t42-no-8/pdf/CZIC-ht393-h3-t42-no-8.pdf);

3) Review view plane preservation “best practices,” including legal considerations (e.g., Napa County Zoning Code, http://www.aspenpitkin.com/Departments/GIS-Mapping/Professional-Products/3D-Products, http://www.scenic.org/issues/scenic-easements-a-view-protection/strategies-for-protecting-scenic-views-and-vistas, http://www.planning.org/store/product/?ProductCode=BOOK_P489);

4) Collaborate with spatial data analysis and planners (e.g., UHH Spatial Data Analysis and Visualization lab, Hawai‘i County GIS staff and planners) to develop recommendations for practices and policies to evaluate and preserve scenic view planes.

Position #2 Title: Community Planning Virtual Librarian

Start Date: January 2014 (4 months)

Unpaid: 12 hours / week

Major Preference: Geography (Planning Certificate)

Position Description: Help the Planning Department’s Long Range Planning division manage its knowledge base by creating an online library of plans, reports, studies, and other resources used in community planning. The intern would

1) Establish a publicly-accessible “group” on Zotero (https://www.zotero.org/groups), a free, easy-to-use tool to collect, organize, cite, and share research sources;

2) Organize the “group library” using folders and tags;

3) Determine the most appropriate reference format to consistently use (e.g., Chicago Manual of Style, APA, MLA, etc.);

4) Populate the library with community planning resources, starting with references in the draft appendices from the Ka‘ū CDP (www.kaucdp.info) and other resources that are most applicable to the upcoming General Plan update;

5) Write “how-to” guidance for contributors to the library and future librarians responsible for the new knowledge management system. A similar initiative is underway related to Hawai‘i’s local food system: https://www.zotero.org/groups/food_self-sufficiency_in_hawaii.

Position #3 Title: WikiPlanning Developer

Start Date: January 2014 (4 months)

Unpaid: 12 hours / week

Major Preference: Geography (Planning Certificate), Computer Science

Position Description: Help “democratize” planning in Hawai‘i County by developing the infrastructure and initial content for a Wikipedia-like network of web sites covering a range of planning topics of interest to planners, landowners, and the general public. The intern would

1) Determine the best platform for WikiPlanning (e.g., What options are available for crowd sourced content? Which platform’s principles, policies, and practices are most consistent with the proposed use?);

2) Map a “content tree” of informational web sites (see the draft Ka‘ū CDP appendices for examples of the range of topics: www.kaucdp.info);

3) Publish content for the web sites, starting with the most significant hubs of the content tree and those most closely related to the upcoming General Plan update;

4) Write “how to” guidance for future developers and users of the WikiPlanning network of sites.

 

Discovery Map of Hawaii's Big Island

Position Title: Graphic Artist

Start Date: January, 2014 (6 months)

Unpaid: 8 - 12 hrs per week

Major Preference: Art

Position Description: Design and produce advertisements to be published for Discovery Maps using Adobe Photoshop or similar graphic design program. Hours will vary depending on workload. Your finished work will be published and can be used in your portfolio.

 

Epic! Tours

Position Title #1: Social Media Manager Intern

Start Date: January, 2014 (4 months)

Unpaid: 15 hours a week

Major Preference: Communications, Business Administration, Marketing

Position Description: Epic! Tours LLC, a startup adventure tour guide service is pursuing an eligible UHH/HCC student for a Social Media Manager Internship. As an intern you will report to our CEO to help create and implement social media marketing campaign(s). Help manage our online market research implementations to help improve & create methods for lead generation. Remote work is okay. This part-time opportunity is designed for college students seeking hands-on work experience in a unique start-up business setting. Position leads to possible part-time/full-time job upon completion of internship.

Local and Remote Work Welcome

College Credits will be offered directly through your educational program.

 

Position Title #2: Videography Manager Intern

Start Date: January, 2014 (4 months)

Unpaid: 15 hours per week

Major Preference: None

Position Description: Epic! Tours LLC, a startup adventure tour guide service is pursuing an eligible UHH/HCC student for a Videography Manager Intern to film, edit, and post adventure videos around the Big Island using a GoPro camera.

  • The intern will partner directly with the CEO to maximize brand appeal.
  • The intern will work independently and with teams to capture creative shots of our adventure tours.
  • The intern will then edit the footage into a video that summarizes the tour in about 2-6 minute videos.
  • A major part of this internship will be to add these videos to our blog page/Youtube for our company in which we will feature only these videos.
  • The intern will gain experience in customer relations, proper film techniques, video editing, and website editing/design and a deeper passion for our island’s diverse experiences.

 

Fastenal

Position Title: Sales Intern

Start Date: January, 2014

Paid: 12 hrs/week

Major Preference: Business Administration, Marketing

Position Description:

• Develop transferable business skills such as teamwork, problem solving, customer service - all while earning an income.
• Be exposed to industrial distribution through a general understanding of Fastenal and its competitors.
• Understand how Fastenal approaches sales growth through direct interaction with our customers (inside and outside sales).
• Gain a working knowledge of how Fastenal’s distribution model adds to the overall success of the business.
• Understand how Fastenal markets its products and services.
• Prepare you for a full-time career opportunity within Fastenal.

 

Hawaii First Community Ventures

Position Title: VITA Volunteer Tax Preparer

Start Date: January – 2014 (5 months)

Paid: TBD

Major Preference: Accounting, Business Administration

Position Description: Seeking a team player with excellent oral and written communication skills to provide free tax return preparation for eligible taxpayers. Training will be provided. Candidates should be highly self-motivated and resourceful. Position requires ability to provide top quality service and adherence to the highest ethical standards.

 

Hawaii Island Adult Care

Position #1 Title: Office & Environmental Intern

Start Date: January – 2014 (4 months)

Unpaid: 12 hours / week

Major Preference: Business, Health, other

Position Description: This position will assist at the office level for both the front entry office and for the Bookkeeper and Executive Director, in maintaining and organizing files, making and maintaining application packets and manuals, clearing out/shredding documents, general organization and general office duties. Answering phones, greeting visitors and other front office duties will be a small part of this position. Additionally this position would be charged with organizing an ongoing recycling program for any and all possible recyclable items, from the kitchen to the offices. You will assist in helping with setting up the office wide recycling program. You will learn the inner workings of a busy non-profit organization. A highly organized candidate is the ideal person for this position.

 

Position #2 Title: Social Media / Marketing Intern

Start Date: January – 2014 (4 months)

Unpaid: 12 hours / week

Major Preference: Marketing, Business, Art, other

Position Description: This position will assist the agency with Social media, Vintage media and other aspects of the agency's outreach program. It will include setting up and helping to train staff in various social media applications, help in maintaining an on-line store, and assisting the agency in maximizing their online presence.
A person who is multi-talented in these areas, and would benefit from the opportunity of helping this service agency move ahead in their quest to be a part of 21st century media and have a stronger community outreach presence is the ideal candidate.

 

Hawai'i Island United Way


Position Title:
Marketing Assistant


Start Date:
January, 2014 (4 months)


Unpaid: 8 - 10 hrs a week


Major Preference: None, although marketing is a good fit.

Job Description: Become knowledgable about the media mix available on Hawaii Island in order to market HIUW to residents living on the island, as well as to former residents living on other islands, the mainland and aboard. Become proficient at writing press releases,
stories, public service announcements, facebook submissions, blogs, etc. that "tell the
HIUW story". Possible public speaking and presentations to clubs and organizations.
Work with HIUW Marketing Committee on ways to strengthen our marketing efforts in
the community and reach new "targeted" age groups or areas.

 

 

Hawaii SBDC Network

Position #1 Title:  Communication Intern

Start Date: January 2014 (4 months)

Unpaid:  12 hours / week

Major Preference: Communication or Business Admin (marketing)

Position Description:  The communications intern is responsible for designing and managing social media and other electronic forms of communication generated by the Hawai‘i Small Business Development Center (Hawai‘i SBDC). The communications target a variety of audiences, including small business clients, organization stakeholders, University faculty members, and members of the business community statewide.
Working under the direction of the Hawai‘i SBDC Network Technician with the other team members from the Lead Center of the Hawai‘i SBDC, the intern will develop and deliver on communication objectives and integrated marketing communications strategies designed to engage in and maintain close relationships with each of Hawai‘i SBDC’s target audiences using a variety of communications media.

Position #2 Title: Computer Science Intern

Start Date: January 2014

Unpaid: 12 hours / week

Major Preference: Computer Science

Position Description:  The computer science intern will work closely with both the Associate State Director and the Network Technician of the Hawai'i Small Business Development Center Network (HSBDC) in upgrading the HSBDC's website to include retrieval from an internally maintained database and secure viewer interaction. Working with other team members of the HSBDC Lead Office, assist in designing an approach and implementing forms processing for deployment to the HSBDC intranet.

 

Hilo Downtown Improvement Association

Position #1 Title:  Let's Grow Hilo! Member

Start Date: January 2014 (6 months)

Unpaid:  12 hours / week

Major Preference: Agriculture

Position Description:  Work hands-on in and promote downtown Hilo's edible garden projects and special events like our on-going Harvest Festivals and First Fridays. Assist DIA and, specifically, the Hilo Improvement Program with fundraising efforts. Interest in agriculture as well as ability to lift heavy objects and work in gardens a must.

Position #2 Title:  Cultural Connections Team Member

Start Date: January 2014 (6 months)

Unpaid:  12 hours / week

Major Preference: None

Position Description: Work to bridge the gap with our diverse cultural groups living on Hawaii Island as well as our visitor industry by assisting in ongoing events and special projects as an information official and engaging participation from residents (i.e. First Fridays, LGH!, ongoing Y2HIP workshops, other special events...) Assist DIA and, specifically, the Hilo Improvement Program with fundraising efforts. Flexible position for someone who is familiar with Hilo's diversified culture and is a team player.

Position #3 Title:  Disaster Planning and Preparedness Team Member

Start Date: January 2014 (6 months)

Unpaid:  12 hours / week

Major Preference: None

Position Description: Participate in surveying and documenting disaster preparedness needs for projects. Coordinate sessions, workshops, ongoing, and special events educating merchants and residents on Disaster Preparedness Protocols. Assist in updating DIA website with Disaster Preparedness information. Some assistance with events for the Hilo Improvement Program promotions and fundraising. Great position for a person with strong attention to detail and interests in emergency planning and response.

Position #4 Title:  Community Relations Team Member

Start Date: January 2014 (6 months)

Unpaid:  12 hours / week

Major Preference: None, although communications is a good fit.

Position Description: Promotion of DIA and various projects and events that AmeriCorps will be assisting on in the upcoming grant cycle. Assist in growing and maintaining positive relationships with residents and visitors through various social media outlets. Assist other AmeriCorps members, such as promotion of Y2HIP classes, as needed. Preferably this is a position for someone who is extremely familiar with Hilo, social media (esp. WordPress), and is a team player.

 

Hilo Fish Company

Position Title: Information Technology Intern

Start Date: January, 2014 (4 months)

Major Preference: Computer Science

Position Description: We are seeking a highly motivated, detail oriented individual who is willing to assist the technology management team with reporting and technology support role responsibilities and various special projects for a multi-tiered technology environment. This role provides the opportunity to experience live support environments for a variety of IT technologies, programming and reporting capacities, and network and computing issues.
Responsibilities:
• Under supervision, provide Tier1 support for day to day technology needs.
• Assist with designing and streamlining reports via Crystal Reports and MS Access.
• Assist with computer and telecommunications maintenance.
• Document policies and procedures.
• Perform special projects and other duties, as assigned.

 

Hilo Ocean Adventures

Position Title #1: Scuba Retail Intern

Start Date: January, 2014 (4 months)

Unpaid: 12 hours per week

Major Preference: None, but students with interest in retail management are a good fit.

Position Description: Provide assistance to customers in fitting, choosing, and recommending SCUBA gear for retail sales. Provide creative and attractive display arrangements of clothing and scuba gear for retail display. Fill SCUBA tanks; support swimming pool maintenance; keep shop clean; and other duties per manager's requirements. Participate in SCUBA dives, tours, photo shoots, and demonstrations. Must be SCUBA certified, or willing to become certified.

 

Hilo Warm Therapy Pool Committee

Position Title #1: Business Plan Intern

Start Date: January 2014 (4 months)

Unpaid: 10 hours/week

Major Preference: Business Administration

Position Description: The business plan intern will play a crucial role in determining the commercial viability of a warm therapy pool for the Hilo market. The intern should be a self-starter who is eager to help the local community. Tasks will include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop a survey designed to assess the need for a new health and fitness facility in East Hawaii.
  • Define need based on survey of available facilities, users, health care institutions, care givers, physical therapists, doctors, sports and athletic trainers, gym operators, and others.
  • Build business plan.
  • Work with volunteer committee.
  • Explore business interest with financial institutions, insurance companies (HMSA), and foundation.

HPM Building Supply

Position Title: Marketing Intern              

Start Date: January 2014 (4 months)                      

Paid: Hours TBD                                                     

Major Preference: Business/Marketing              

Position Description:  The HPM Marketing Intern supports a three-person marketing team with execution of marketing and promotional tactics including traditional media advertising, online advertising, events, PR, sales support, brand management, customer satisfaction & market research and internal communication.

Candidate should have an outstanding work ethic, willingness to learn by doing and asking questions, and exceptional written and verbal communication skills. HPM is a 92-year old local company which is 100% owned by its employees. HPM has 5 locations on the Big Island plus branches on Oahu and Kauai. In addition to selling lumber and building materials, HPM also manufactures many of its products including metal roofing, trusses, wall panels, wood treatment and pre-hung doors.

 

IEG Federal Credit Union

Position Title: Student Intern                              

Start Date: January 2014 (4 months)                      

Paid: 19 hours / week                                            

Major Preference: Business Administration       

Position Description:  The Student Intern should gain the following perspectives in the Credit Union environment and assisted management with certain processes upon completion of the internship:

  • Understand the comprehensiveness loan documentation necessary to protect the Credit Union while adhering to federal and consumer regulations and practices.

  • Help management to have clean third party audits of its loan portfolio by external auditors and federal regulators.

  • Understand the interest rate pricing practices at IEG.

  • Assist management in making loan pricing decisions that affect the asset liability management and loan portfolio quality management of the Credit Union.

  • Understand the growing complexity of the regulatory environment for the financial services sector of the US economy.

  • Assist management to adhere to the growing complexity of government regulation.

  • By ensuring appropriate and clear procedures in all the activities, the intern will build in consistency to critical processes at the Credit Union. 

Valued Skills: Data Analysis, Regulatory Compliance, Procedure Completion.

 

 

Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaii

Position Title: Curriculum Development Intern

Start Date: December 2012 (4 months)

Unpaid: hours are flexible (at least 60 hours over the four months)

Major Preference: Education or Kahuawaiola

Position Description:  In cooperation with 'Imiloa Education Team, develop theme-related curriculum for a specific age-group for a week-long all-day intersession program, and train intersession teacher(s) in the curriculum delivery.

Position Title: Education Intern (Fieldtrips)

Start Date: March or June, 2014 (3 months)

Unpaid: Tuesday-Friday, weekly, hours vary.

Major Preference: Education, Kahuawaiola, Communications or Drama

Position Description: Work with Education team to refine and deliver high quality guided field trip experiences to school groups. Intern may specialize in specific age group(s). Morning availability required.

Position Title: Education Intern (Hawaiian Language)

Start Date: December, 2013, March or June, 2014 (4 months)

Unpaid: Tuesday - Friday mornings, weekly, hours vary

Major Preference: Hawaiian Language or Kahuawaiola

Position Description: Work with Education team to refine and deliver high quality educational experiences to Hawaiian language audiences. Morning availability required.

Position Title: Education Intern (Intersession Team Teacher)

Start Date: December, 2013, (1 month)

Unpaid: 60 hours total Dec. 15-21

Major Preference: Education or Kahuawaiola    

Position Description: Work with Education team to prepare and deliver a theme-based week-long all-day intersession program for lower-elementary school students.

Position Title: Education Intern (Keiki Corner)

Start Dates: December, 2013, and March and June 2014 (4 months)

Unpaid: 3.5 hours per week on Saturday mornings

Major Preference: None, open to all majors.

Position Description: Develop and deliver fun and engaging theme-related hands-on activities for children up to 10 years of age. Develop outreach plan to cultivate an audience for Saturday morning keiki activities. (Theme for spring quarter is Deep Space/Origins)

Position Title: Education Intern (Outreach)

Start Date: January, 2014 (4 months)

Unpaid: flexible (at least 60 hrs during the semester)

Major Preference: Education, Kahuawaiola, Science, Hawaiian Language, Communications or Drama

Position Description: Work with ‘Imiloa’s partner organizations to mentor high school students in S.T.E.M. activities, and/or develop educational outreach activities to deliver to local schools on the island (Intern may specialize in specific age group(s).

Position Title: Education Intern (Starlab Astronomy)

Start Date: January, 2014 (4 months)

Unpaid: hours are flexible (at least 60 hrs over the internship period)

Major Preference: Astronomy

Position Description: Utilizing the Digitalis Starlab, develop and present outreach activities for special events and local schools. (Will be trained in Starlab operation)

Position Title: Event Planning Intern

Start Date: January, 2014 (4 months)

Unpaid: hours are flexible (at least 60 hrs over the internship period)

Major Preference: None, open to all majors.

Position Description: Work with Imiloa staff to develop and deliver a festival or other large special event.

Position Title: Exhibits Intern

Start Date: January, 2014

Unpaid: hours are flexible (at least 60 hrs over the internship period)

Major Preference: None, open to all majors.

Position Description: Learn what it takes to install, operate, maintain and decommission a variety of museum exhibits. May have input on the development phases of new exhibits as opportunities arise.

Position Title: Mitaka Astronomy Intern

Start Date: December, 2013, March or June, 2014 (4 months)

Unpaid: hours are flexible (at least 60 hrs over the internship period)

Major Preference: Astronomy

Position Description: Utilizing the 3-D Mitaka system, research and develop astronomy-related presentation(s) to share with the public. (Will be trained in Mitaka system operation)

Position Title: Museum Theater Intern

Start Date: December, 2013 (4 months), June, 2014 (3 months)

Unpaid: hours are flexible (at least 60 hrs over the internship period)

Major Preference: None, open to all majors, but a good fit for drama majors.

Position Description: Research, write and produce a short play that illustrates or teaches some aspect of S.T.E.M. through a Hawaiian perspective.

Position Title: Native Plants Intern

Start Date: December, 2013, March or June, 2014 (4 months)

Unpaid: hours are flexible (at least 60 hrs over the internship period)

Major Preference: None, open to all majors, but a good fit for agriculture majors.

Position Description: Research and develop two public presentations relating to native plants in the ‘Imiloa landscape, how they are relevant or useful today, and how people can cultivate and incorporate these plants into their lives.

Position Title: Research and Publications Intern (Educational Guides)

Start Dates: March or June, 2014 (4 months)

Unpaid: hours are flexible (at least 60 hrs over the internship period)

Major Preference: None, but ideal for art, communications or marketing majors.

Position Description: Develop exhibit and theme-related activity guidebook materials for specific age groups, and prepare booklet(s) for in-house publication. (Intern may choose age group)

Position Title: Research and Publications Intern (Exhibit Content)

Start Date: January, 2014 (4 months)

Unpaid: hours are flexible (at least 60 hrs over the internship period)

Major Preference: None, but ideal for art or communications majors.

Position Description: Revise and update ‘Imiloa’s exhibits guide and prepare it for in-house publication.

Position Title: Research and Publications Intern (Hawaiian History of Astronomy)

Start Date: December, 2013 (4 months)

Unpaid: hours are flexible (at least 60 hrs over the internship period)

Major Preference: None, but ideal for history or astronomy majors.

Position Description: Research the topic of astronomy in Hawaiʻi from historic times (pre-Western contact) up to the present. Write a narrative timeline of the changes and development of Astronomy in Hawaiʻi. Search for high-quality images that support the key events in the story told through your narrative. Obtain written permission from photographers/artists to use their images as you prepare your written guide for in-house publication.

Position Title: Research and Publications Intern (News and Media)

Start Date: January, 2014 (4 months)

Unpaid: hours are flexible (at least 60 hours over the internship period)

Major Preference: None, although the position is ideal for English or communications majors.

Position Description: Work with ‘Imiloa staff to document programs and special events at ‘Imiloa. Write news stories, supported with photos, to be shared via various media including local newspapers, website and newsletters.

Position Title: S.O.S. Intern

Start Date: December, 2013, March or June, 2014 (4 months)

Unpaid: hours are flexible (at least 60 hours over the internship period)

Major Preference: None, although the position is ideal for science majors.

Position Description:  Utilizing NOAA data, research and develop Science-on-a-Sphere presentation(s) to share with the public. (Will be trained in S.O.S. operation)

Position Title: S.T.E.A.M. "Edutainment" Intern

Start Date: December, 2013, March or June, 2014 (4 months)

Unpaid: hours are flexible (at least 60 hours over the internship period)

Major Preference: None, although the position is ideal for education, drama, or Hawaiian studies major or minor.

Position Description: Create an engaging activity or presentation teaching some aspect of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and/or Math through a Hawaiian perspective.

Position Title: Translations Intern

Start Date: January, 2014 (4 months)

Unpaid: hours are flexible (at least 60 hours over the internship period)

Major Preference: Hawaiian Language

Position Description: Translate English language materials (written & recorded) into Hawaiian language. May also include live translations of special events.          

 

 

Kupu

Position #1 Title: Gateway Team Leader

Start Date: June 2014 (2 months)

Paid: 40 hours / week

Major Preference: None, but ideal for environmental science and geography majors

Position Description: The Gateway Program is designed for young adults who are interested in exploring environmental work and education. The Gateway Program is an outdoor summer experience in which individuals work together as teams to complete hands-on fieldwork at various worksites across their respective islands. Team Leaders must be 21 years of age or older by June 8th 2014. If you are 17-20 please see our Gateway Team Member Internship.

Some of the benefits include:

  • Receive a $4,000 living allowance and a $1,175 Education Award (similar to a scholarship).

  • Complete over 300 hours of environmental community service.

  • Optional chance to earn College Credits.

  • Meet mentors and potential employers in the conservation field.

  • Serve as a positive role model and mentor to a team of youth.

  • Help protect Hawaii’s natural resources and make a positive impact in your community.

Please visit www.kupuhawaii.org/hycc for more information.

Position #2 Title: Gateway Team Member

Start Date: June 2014  (2 months)

Unpaid: 40 hours / week

Major Preference: None, although environmental studies and geography majors are a good fit.

Position Description: The Gateway Program is designed for young adults who are interested in exploring environmental work and education. The Gateway Program is an outdoor summer experience in which individuals work together as teams to complete hands-on fieldwork at various worksites across their respective islands. Team members must be between 17-20 years of age by June 9th 2014. If you will be 21 or older please see our Gateway Team Leader Internship.

Some of the benefits include:

  • Earn a $1,175 Education Award (similar to a scholarship).

  • Complete over 300 hours of environmental community service.

  • Optional chance to earn College Credits.

  • Receive hands-on environmental education, CPR/1st Aid training, and valuable job and life skills.

  • Meet mentors and potential employers in the conservation field.

  • And most of all; help protect Hawaii’s natural resources and make a positive impact in your community!

Please visit www.kupuhawaii.org/hycc for more information.

 

Mainstreet Pahoa Association

Position Title: Marketing Intern

Start Date: January, 2014 (4 months)

Unpaid: 12 hours per week

Major Preference: Marketing, but other majors will be considered.

Position Description: Seeking a bright, motivated student keen on marketing who is willing to promote historic Pahoa Village. Attend regular Mainstreet Pahoa Association meetings, once a month, and develop a marketing vision and strategic goals for Association members and merchants. Develop and coordinate mailings with special offers and event notifications. Help to boost the village's social media presence.

 

Pacific Internship Programs for Exploring Science (PIPES)

Position #1 Title: Summer Internship                                           

Start Date: January 2014  (3 months)                                                   

Paid: 40 hours / week                                                        

Major Preference: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM)   

Position Description:  The eleven week internship takes place during June and July beginning with an application and interview process throughout the spring semester. Interns work on research and outreach projects with mentors from university, Federal, State, and County agencies, as well as non-profit organizations.  Along with working full-time (40 hours/week) for the 10-week duration of the internship, interns are expected to complete a 4-day pre-internship orientation, write a pre-project proposal and final report, attend the Hawaii Conservation Conference (host agency and/or PIPES program to cover all costs) and participate in a final student symposium.

 

 

Rider Levett Bucknall

Position Title:  Construction Consultancy Interns

Start Date: January 2014 (6 months)

Paid:  Hours are flexible

Major Preference: Project and Construction Management

Position Description:  Rider Levett Bucknall is an international construction consultancy firm offering a full range of services for clients in the property and construction industry. Our core services are Cost Consultancy, Project Management, and Advisory Services. Rider Levett Bucknall is seeking graduates in Construction Management, Civil Engineering, Architecture, Mechanical Engineering or related fields of study to join our team of Cost Managers (providing material and labor cost estimates in multiple sectors) and Project Managers (working as an owner’s representative in multiple phases of building construction). We also offer Work/Study Internships with flexible schedules so that students can gain part-time work experience in the construction services field while attending school.

 

Sherwin-Williams

Position #1 Title: College Sales Intern

Start Date: June 2014 (3 months)

Paid: 20-25 hours / week

Major Preference: None, but Business Administration (Marketing/Management) are preferred.

Position Description:  This position is a paid 12-14 week experience working in a wholesale branch providing customer service to wholesale customers, including contractors, builders, property managers, etc. You will receive experience in accounts receivable, administrative management, and product preparation and inventory control. You will work on a summer business project in a team and compete with other teams at a mid-summer seminar in Dallas, Texas. This is an active, “roll up your sleeves” type environment. NOT A DESK JOB. Qualifications: Good communication skills, business major or minor, must have completed sophomore year, 2.5 minimum GPA, available to work for entire summer at 20-25 hours per week. For more information visit our web page at http://www.sherwin-williams.com.

State Farm – Iris Kuwaye Agency

Position Title: Insurance and Financial Services Intern

Start Date: January 2014 (6months)

Paid: 10 hours / week

Major Preference: None

Position Description: We seek an energetic professional interested in helping our business grow through value-based conversations and remarkable customer experience. If you are a motivated self starter who thrives in a fast-paced environment, then this is your opportunity for a rewarding career with excellent income and growth potential.

 

Target

Position Title: Executive Intern

Start Date: May 2014 (10 weeks)

Paid: 40 hours / week

Major Preference: None – (leadership and decision-making skills, assertiveness and initiative, and Team-oriented thinking are highly valued)

Position Description: Use your business, leadership and people skills to inspire exceptional performance. Maximize sales and profits for your Target store. Ensure great guest service and team member satisfaction. Create a fast-paced, energetic environment that delivers a consistent Target brand experience for team members and guests.

Use your skills, experience and talents to be a part of groundbreaking thinking and visionary goals. As a Stores Executive Intern, you'll take the lead as you...

  • Gain a significant knowledge base during your comprehensive training program

  • Work closely with the senior leadership group

  • Gain the opportunity to make an impact within a Target store as an executive-in-training and project leader

  • Offer innovative ideas and focusing on results, and inspire your team to do the same

  • Receive extensive training to help you become a strong store executive leader

  • Return to school with strengthened leadership and project management skills, and a better understanding of the outstanding opportunities at Target

 

The Most Irresistible Shop in Hilo

Position Title: The Most Irresistible Intern

Start Date: January, 2013 (4 months)

Unpaid: up to 12 hours / week

Major Preference: Business Mgmt or Marketing/Communications

Position Description:  HELP WANTED: The Most Irresistible Intern.
38-year old, locally owned retail gift store with new owner seeking an Irresistible Intern. Must know how to spell "Irresistible" without auto-correct or spell check and have a fun personality. Experience with social media a plus.

"The Most Irresistible Shop in Hilo" (MISH, est. 1976), locally-owned business, located in Downtown Hilo, features a unique variety of gift items, apparel, accessories housewares and more. Current customer base consists of 60% locals and 40% visitors. The Most Irresistible Intern will help broaden market reach and increase sales by identifying strategies for a variety of initiatives, (including but not limited to: customer service, promotions, online communications development and social media). The Irresistible Intern will gain hands on experience in the retail sector through marketing and day-to-day duties of the store.

 

UH Hilo - Marketing and Alumni Relations

Position #1 Title: Marketing Intern

Start Date: January 2014 (4 months)

Unpaid: 5-8 hours / week

Major Preference: Business Administration

Position Description:  Assist the alumni office with planning, organizing and implementing alumni social events. Assisting the office, the alumni board and businesses in the community to develop and execute creative and exciting social events will allow intern to gain valuable communication, networking and marketing skills that will greatly improve their resume. All this is in addition to having fun at work!

 

UH Hilo - English Language Institute

Position Title: ESL Classroom Intern

Start Date: January 2014 (5 months)

Unpaid: 8 hours / week

Major Preference: TESOL Certificate Program

Position Description:  Major Preference: TESOL Certificate students who have completed ENG 324 and ENG 350. Current enrollment or completion of ENG 484 desirable.

Responsibilities:
- Attend all classes of the ESL class you are interning in (4.5 hours/week); both observing and assisting the instructor and students.
- Assist the instructor as requested (3.5 hours/week); may include grading, making quizzes, copying, and other tasks as needed.
- Complete focused observations of the class.
- Create mini-lessons for parts of 2-4 classes, review with instructor and teach.
- Create full lessons for 1-2 classes, review with instructor and teach.


A desirable candidate for this position:
- Is interested in becoming an ESL teacher.
- Is respectful of diverse cultures.
- Is responsible and can arrive to class on time, dress appropriately, and behave as a role model for students.
- Has a minimum of 3.0 GPA.
- Has the desire to be reflective on teaching.
- Has the ability to receive constructive criticism from the instructor.
- Has a recommendation from the Director of the TESOL Certificate Program.

 

UH Hilo - Office of Applied Learning Experiences (ALEX)

Position #1: Event Planning Intern

Start Date: January, 2014 (4 months

Major Preference: None

Position Description: The event planner intern is responsible for managing all of the logistical elements of events planned by Office of Applied Learning Experiences (ALEX).  The intern will also work with other ALEX team members in the design and execution of all events. Examples of events include conferences (student research and applied learning conference), workshops (students, faculty, and community members), networking events and internship fairs.

 

Position #2: Event Promotions Intern

Start Date: January 2014 (4 months)

Unpaid: 12 hours per week

Major Preference: Art, English, communications, marketing, and all other majors will be considered

Position Description: The event promotions interns is responsible for designing and managing all forms of communication designed to generate and manage attendance in ALEX events targeting a variety of audiences, including students, faculty members, and members of the community.  Working with the other team members from the Office of Applied Learning Experiences, the intern will develop and deliver on communication objectives and integrated marketing communications strategies designed to engage in and maintain close relationships with each of ALEX’s target audiences using a variety of communications media, including the Stalltalk newsletter, ALEX website and Facebook page, Youtube channel, flyers and posters, and email newsletters.

 

Position #3: Social Media/Videographer Intern

Start Date: January (2014)

Unpaid: 12 hours per week

Major Preference: Art, communications, computer science, marketing, and all other majors will be considered

Position Description: The social media intern will be responsible for the overall design and maintenance of all the ALEX social media outlets, including Facebook, blogs, website, Youtube channel, and email newsletters. The intern should have a good sense of graphics and how to put things together visually, as well as being familiar with each of these forms of social media. The intern must also be comfortable with editing and producing video for inclusion on the ALEX Youtube channel.

 

Position #4: Reporter Intern

Start Date: January (2014)

Unpaid: 12 hours per week

Major Preference: Communications and English

Position Description: The reporter will help to seek out and report stories about applied learning experiences happening across campus, whether it's in courses, internships, student organizations, or other venues. These stories will be reported in different formats, including text and video for inclusion in ALEX's different publications.

 

 

UH Hilo - Women’s Center

Position #1 Title: Coordinator for American Association of University Women (AAUW) Mentorship Program

Start Date: January 2014 (4 months)

Unpaid: TBD

Major Preference: None

Position Description:  The Women's Center is looking for an Intern that can work with the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and is a self starter who can plan the mentorship "speed mentoring" activity and evaluate the program in the Spring Semester. Everyone men, women, and those that do not identify with a binary gender system can apply to help women be successful in their endeavors.

Come work on a team of 14 students who learn from interaction and professional development in weekly staff meetings. We train you on time management, applications to graduate school, leadership development, and making meaningful connections with the surrounding community. Work with people who care about your personal success as a student and your well-being as a person in general. Learning is a lifelong process and we make sure you will leave with great tools for success.

Position #2 Title: Coordinator for Graphic Design and Social Media  

Start Date: January 2014 (4 months)

Paid/Unpaid: TBD

Major Preference: None

Position Description: The Women's Center is looking for an Intern that can work with Social Media, like Facebook, Twitter, and our website, as needed. You can set up evaluations and surveys online and help us with technology needs in general. Everyone men, women, and those that do not identify with a binary gender system can apply to help women be successful in their endeavors.

Come work on a team of 14 students who learn from interaction and professional development in weekly staff meetings. We train you on time management, applications to graduate school, leadership development, and making meaningful connections with the surrounding community. Work with people who care about your personal success as a student and your well-being as a person in general. Learning is a lifelong process and we make sure you will leave with great tools for success.

 

UH Hilo/Hawaii Community College Earth Fair

Position Title: Event Planner Intern (3)

Start Date: January 2014 (4 months)

Unpaid: 12 hours per week

Major Preferances: None, although agriculture, environmental studies/sciences, and sociology are a good fit.

Position Description: A collaborative effort of both UH Hilo and Hawaii Community College, the Earth Fair will be a week long event (April 7 - 11) consisting of a variety of events designed to engage the off and on campus community in a dialogue about the importance of preserving our planet. It will also serve as a vehicle for student involvement in course based service learning activities. A considerable amount of planning and coordination will be required in the months and weeks leading up to the event. The event planner interns will play a significant role in the planning, logistics, and execution of the event.