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Highly Engaged Learning Placement (HELP)

The Highly Engaged Learning Placement (HELP) program part of the high impact student employment initiative at the PISC. Funded by our AANAPISI grant, HELP enables Pacific Islander students at UH Hilo to create meaningful employment opportunities that impact their education while fulfilling a need in the Pacific Islander communities on campus, Big Island, or throughout the Pacific Island regions.

Host a HELPer

Are you a department on campus, a government agency, school, non-profit organization, or for-profit business on Hawai╩╗i Island or in the Pacific Island regions of American Samoa, FSM, Marshall Islands, Palau, etc? Be part of forming the next generation of leaders for the Pacific Islands by hosting a HELPer. Please use the HELP Placement Request Form to propose a position that can be approved for qualified Pacific Islander students. For more information or to download the the form, please email Talaite Petrowski (

HELP Blogs

Visit our HELP Blog to read reflections from previous students about their HELP experiences.