Internship at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory

Opportunity for UH Hilo Geology & CS Majors

The application process is open to all University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo students with a declared major in either Geology or Computer Sciences. Preference will be given to Pacific Islander and Native Hawaiian students.

Selection of students for an internship is based on several criteria: their past performance in UH Hilo classes; their initiative in participating in research and training opportunities; their ability to work independently; their demonstrated capabilities in fields relevant to the volcano monitoring program at HVO and elsewhere; their level of maturity and reliability in their interactions with the department and other students; and their ability to interact successfully with peers and supervisors.

Students interested in the internship must provide: a letter of application that describes the career goals of the student, how the internship would contribute to the student's career objectives, specific capabilities of the student and their ideal internship assignment (e.g. seismic interpretation, GIS mapping, geodesy, etc.); a transcript of prior course work in earth sciences; and the names of at least two references that can be contacted by the review committee. Applications should be submitted to the CSAV office at UH Hilo.

If I'm not a UH Hilo major in Geology or Computer Sciences, may I apply?

No. However, you might consider applying to be a volunteer at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory; visit their website for information.