The Keaholoa STEM Program has an opening for a HELPer who will focus on the effects of coral disease on exosymbiont assemblage in shallow water reef systems.
Keaholoa STEM Program provides students with paid internship experiences in their STEM field of study and enables them to combine their cultural knowledge and practices with their modern science skills and methods. The intent of this approach is to exemplify the importance of cultural knowledge and practice in scientific research conducted throughout the Polynesian archipelago and to perpetuate the practices of our kupuna in a modern context.
The Food Basket, Inc. is a Hilo-based organization whose mission is “to feed the hungry in Hawaii County while attending to the root causes of this critical social problem.” They are looking for a HELPer to assist their produce program specialist during the summer months to feed the hungry in our community, while working with different populations.
The Ministry of Finance in the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) is looking to place two HELPers as Accountant Trainees to help in the ministry’s vision “to execute the best practices in planning, managing, investing, and safeguarding public funds while providing general public with timely and accurate financial reports.”
The Micronesia Red Cross Society (MRCS) based in Pohnpei envisions a world of empowered communities, better prepared and able to address human suffering and improve quality of life, respect for dignity and a concern for equity. Our mission is to develop and promote Humanitarian activities and services through voluntary actions and collaborations, with a view of preventing and alleviating human sufferings, and improve the quality of life in our islands. MRCS is seeking a HELPer to assist the Health Program Office with community outreach efforts and other day-to-day operations of the organization as assigned by the Executive Director.
Pohnpei State Lab. Services provides 12-14,000 tests per month, ranging from Hematology, serology, urinalysis, chemistry, blood cross matching, immunology, and processing of tissues for a population of 38,000 people in Pohnpei. Located at the Pohnpei State Hospital, the HELPer will be taught the ethics, and procedures in the lab to provide quality data for clinicians to make decision for the adequate care of patients in the hospital and in the community. There will be hands on practice for the student, supervised by trained technicians at all the time.
The Conservation Society of Pohnpei (CSP) works to preserve and enhance the natural heritage of Pohnpei State by promoting community-led resource management and compatible economic development. CSP needs a HELPer to assist the CSP terrestrial team on their ongoing projects to preserve the traditional plant knowledge of Pohnpei with an enhanced Watershed Forest Reserve (WFR) protects biodiversity, species and habitat loss, with community support and compliance.
The Micronesian Legal Services Corporation (MLSC) in Koror, Palau is seeking a HELPer to support MLSC’s attorneys and staff with clerical, legal, and linguistic projects. MLSC promotes equal access to justice and to provide high quality civil legal assistance to low income people. MLSC improves the lives of the people of Micronesia by helping them solve important legal problems; and strengthens communities through advocacy. The Palau office of MLSC implements MLSC’s mission in Palau for the benefit of the people of Palau.
Oahu-based Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL), an independent nonprofit organization that serves the Pacific community with educational programs and services, is seeking 3 qualified Pacific Islander students for the following HELP positions. Please click on each position to view the full job description.
While PREL has offices in Hawaii, Guam, Kosrae, Pohnpei, Palau, Majuro, and Yap, these internships are all based at the main office at 900 Fort Street Mall, Suite 1300, Honolulu, HI 96813.
The Marine Ecology Division of the National Parks Services in American Samoa is looking for a qualified UH Hilo Pacific Islander student to serve as a Marine Ecology Trainee whose role will be to help “investigate the movement patterns and home range of reef fish species that are caught for local consumption (approximately 12 species) in American Samoa. These species range from the endangered humphead wrasse to commonly fished parrotfish, groupers, and snappers.”
The Minority Access & Achievement Program (MAAP) is hiring a qualified HELPer to serve as Communication / Data Specialist. MAAP’s mission is “to empower underrepresented ethnic groups to access and successfully navigate their college experience and personally develop as they strive towards their goal at the University and beyond.” The HELPer will be part of the team “to maintain student records which will help to monitor retention data, develop and manage website in order to provide better resources and outreach to students, prepare flyers and program documents to better inform students of events and activities, etc.”