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- The Borgen Project is a national campaign that works with U.S. leaders to improve their response to the global poverty crisis. Become a regional director to help educate, mobilize, advocate, lobby and fund-raise. Visit their website to learn more about the cause.
- Preserve Hawaii is a place to find out what’s happening week-to-week with over 80 Hawaiʻi environmental volunteering programs, and how easy it is to join them. Visit their website to learn how to volunteer.
- Volunteer in Hawaii Schools by visiting the Hawaii Department of Educations website.
- Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii pairs qualified and dedicated role models with youth in need of guidance and support through one-on-one friendships. Become a mentor today by filling out an application on their website.
- American Cancer Society Hawaii Pacific, Inc. is an American Cancer Society agency that serves Hawaii and the Pacific Islands. ACS is dedicated towards eliminating cancer as a major public health by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service. Visit their website to learn how to get involved!
- UH Service Learning Program is a great resource for University of Hawai`i students looking for local opportunity opportunities. Their website provides helpful links to community organizations to help match students with current projects going on in the community. Check out their website today!
- Pre-Health Opportunities were compiled especially for students who are considering a career in human or animal health. View the list of Opportunities for Pre-Health Students.
- Volunteer Hawaii Database: lists a number of active volunteer organizations on Hawaii with contact information and project descriptions. search database
- Hospital Volunteering
- Queen's Medical Center
- Kuakini Medical Center
- Kapiolani Medical Center, Pali Momi, and Straub: These three hospitals share the same application link (found at the bottom of the site)
- Castle Medical Center
- Wahiawa General Hospital
- Shriner's Children's Hospital
Get Involved on Campus!
- Relay For Life of the University of Hawaii at Manoa is an annual fundraising event that benefits the American Cancer Society and takes place on the UH Manoa campus. Relay For Life is the primary fundraising event for the American Cancer Society. The funds go towards helping ACS fight cancer through education, research, and patient support. If you would like to be involved in planning/volunteering, please fill out an online application or a printable application and turn it in ASAP. An email will be sent out to the entire school with the actual time and location. To learn more about the cause and to find out how to get involved, visit their website or email the committee chairs.
- List of RIOs on the UH Manoa campus. Click here to access the list.
- The Akamai Internship Program offers community college students and undergraduates that are attending college in Hawaii or that are from Hawaii but studying on the Mainland an opportunity to get involved in high-tech research and industry. Each student is matched with a mentor and is integrated as a member of the mentor's group with daily guidance. Application period runs from November through mid-February. The program dates normally run from early June through early August. Visit their website to apply!
- UHM Political Science Internships involve a full time assignment to the sponsoring office for the semester, and carries 15 hours of course credits, distributed over appropriate courses. The internships are awarded on a competitive basis. Each internship carries a stipend that covers 15 credits of in-state tuition and appropriate incidental costs to the internship. A common paper application form is available here: Common Application Form Manoa Political Internships.Please return applications to Office of Undergraduate Education QL Building 214.
- Further Internship and Summer Research Opportunities Listing
- Medical School Mentorship Program (JABSOM affiliated) pairs current medical students at the John A. Burns School of Medicine with undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in medicine. MSMP provides support to students applying to medical school and helps to foster relationships between undergraduates and medical students and faculty. Mentors and mentees are paired according to their academic and extra-curricular interests. Mentorship pairs participate in a variety of activities throughout the year. Applications are accepted at the beginning of each academic school year. Visit their website to learn more and to apply.
- Intramural NIAID Research Opportunities (INRO) program is for students with strong academic standing who are from populations underrepresented in biomedical research. Candidates who are a senior, medical school student, or doctoral candidate, and from a population underrepresented in the biomedical sciences are eligible. This annual 4-day exploratory program takes place in Bethesda, Maryland, on the NIH campus, early February. Student expenses for travel, hotel accommodations, and meals will be paid. Applications are accepted between August 15 and October 15. To learn more about INRO, to check eligibility, and to apply, visit their website.
- NIH/NIDDK STEP-UP Program The Short-Term Education Program for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP) is a federally funded program managed and supported by the Office of Minority Health Research Coordination (OMHRC) in the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) of the National Institutes of Health. The overall goal of NIDDK's Short Term Education Program (STEP-UP) is to build and sustain a biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social science research pipeline focused on NIDDK mission areas. STEP-UP is particularly interested in increasing the participation of students from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical research on a national basis, including individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, and individuals with disabilities. Applications are being accepted between November 15 until February 15. To learn more about the STEP-UP program, to check eligibility, and to apply, visit their website.
- Sea Life Park offers several types of un-paid internship opportunities: Marine Mammal Care & Training, Reef & Sea Turtle Care & Training, Seabird Care & Rehabilitation, Veterinary Techinician, and Educator Experiences. Many interns receive course credit for their internships. They are happy to work with your college or university to develop a program tied to your academic goals. Visit their website for more information.
- The Pacific Internship Programs for Exploring Science (PIPES) is a university level project-based internship program housed within the Pacific Aquaculture and Coastal Resources Center at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. PIPES is committed to increasing the recruitment and retention of local students, especially those of Native Hawaiian ancestry, into fields of study, and ultimately careers, related to the natural resources of Hawai'i and the Pacific region. More information on PIPES programs
- ASUH Research Award This opportunity is available to all undergraduate students pursuing research projects and attending conferences. Depending on your application, you may be awarded up to $1,000. You are eligible to receive a research award if you are a full-time, undergraduate, classified student at UH Mānoa. You must also maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0. Please note that you are only able to receive one ASUH research award during your tenure at UH Mānoa. The application is available online.