Paid Internship Opportunity, Office of Hawaiian Affairs


                The Office of Hawaiian Affairs’ Public Policy Program is seeking students to assist with various projects during the Summer of 2013.  Student assistants play a large role in helping our team prepare for the upcoming legislative session, monitor and participate in administrative decision-making, write and edit testimony, conduct research to facilitate our advocacy efforts, etc.

                Student assistant positions are open to both undergraduate and graduate students with exceptional writing skills, maturity, a strong desire to serve the Native Hawaiian community and academic experience in Hawaiian Studies, Hawaiian Language, Pre-law, Law or any other field or discipline related to the job tasks to be performed.  Students must be in good academic standing at an accredited educational institution and be carrying a full-time course load for Fall 2013 semester.  “Good academic standing” means maintaining at least a 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. 

                Students will be scheduled to work between 10 and 140 paid hours per week.

                Compensation will be paid on an hourly basis at the following rates:  Undergraduate Student (1st or 2nd Year) = $10.00/hour; Undergraduate Student (3rd or 4th Year) = $12.00/hour; Graduate Student = $14.00/hour.  Students who have prior work experience with OHA may be paid at a higher hourly rate based on an assessment of the student's work experience, recommendation by the Program Manager and approval by the Director of Human Resources.  Student assistants are not eligible for OHA employment benefits.

                Students must be citizens, nationals, or permanent resident aliens of the U.S. with proper work authorization.

                Interested students should e-mail a cover letter, resume and short writing sample (10 double-spaced pages or less) to Keʻala Nichols at  Questions about applying may also be directed to the same address.  The positions are open immediately and will remain open until filled.