HELP Wanted: Music Library Student Assistant

The Performing Arts Department of UH Hilo serves the university and the community with musical, dance, and drama performances and classes. Prof. Amy Horst, Director of the Choral Program, is hiring a qualified Pacific Islander to assist the department organize and manage their Music Library. Tasks include sorting and shelving music in the Music Library; sorting and storing music no longer in use; cataloging and shelving music that has been physically inaccessible, using an Excel/Google Docs cataloging system already in place, as well as the shelves that will be emptied when the old music is removed for storage; and assisting the Director of Choral Activities (Amy Horst) in other organizational duties within the Music Library as needed/requested

HELP Wanted: Pacific Students Media Team – Producers

PSM-logoThe Pacific Islander Student Center is hiring qualified Pacific Islander students to join the Pacific Students Media (PSM) as independent producers. PSM is a student-run digital storytelling project of the Pacific Islander Student Center aimed at combating misinformation and stereotypes about Pacific Islanders in Hawaii by telling the real stories of our people through videos, print, and website. Our motto, “Uniting Our Voices, Sharing Our Stories!” speaks to the goal of bringing together the uniqueness of our various Pacific Islander languages, cultures, traditions into one united voice.

HELP Wanted: ALEX Reporter

ALEX-logoThe Office of Applied Learning Experiences (ALEX) which aims to maximize the breadth and depth of real world experiences for UH Hilo students is seeking a qualified Pacific Islander students to serve as student reporters. The ALEX Reporter takes the initiative to search out and write up stories from around campus and beyond, and brings them back to be published on the ALEX website and sent out via social media. It’s a great opportunity to work as part of a team, learn to write quickly and concisely, and make contacts around campus and in the community.

HELP Wanted: Marine Science Lab Assistant

The UHH Marine Science department needs a Pacific Islander marine science major to work in their lab as a lab assistant. Paid by the HELP program, the HELPer will assist with the laboratory prep, maintenance and basic needs of marine science courses. The department provides students with a comprehensive understanding and appreciation of the importance of marine ecosystems to the global environment and human life. For more information about the department, visit:

HELP Wanted: NSE – Student Assistant

UH Hilo’s National Student Exchange (NSE) office needs a qualified Pacific Islander student to serve as a Student Assistant “to help with answering emails, manage student files for both incoming and outgoing students, advise outgoing student on the NSE application process, advise incoming students on their question and concerns regarding UH Hilo and assist with event planning for the office.”

HELP Wanted: Loan Technician Trainee

USDA Rural Development offer loans, grants and loan guarantees to support essential rural community services such as housing, economic development, health care, first responder services and equipment, and water, electric and communications infrastructure. The Hilo-based office of the USDA Rural Development seeks 1-3 qualified Pacific Islander students to serve as Loan Technician Trainees for their community and business programs.

Forming New Relations – Summer Bridge Program 2015

Jacob Kom
Resident Assistant, Summer Bridge 2015
Hilo, Hawaii

Over the summer, I had the opportunity to work for the 2015 Summer Bridge Program as a Resident Assistant for the program’s participants. I have been part of the program for quite some time. I was a summer bridge participant in 2013. From then, I got the opportunity to be a part of the program for two consecutive summers as a Program Assistant for the 2014 Summer Bridge Program, and as a Resident Assistant this past summer. My whole experience with the program has always been great and I really enjoyed it.  Read more

Pro bono Work in Palau

Paige Blelas
Legal Service Assistant, Micronesian Legal Services Corporation
Koror, Palau

The Micronesian Legal Services Corporation is a non-profit organization that provides low-income individuals with free legal assistance in civil matters. It has offices all over Micronesia, the CNMI, and Guam. These offices strive to treat all people fairly and respectfully, not depending on the amount of money you have. As I was working as an assistant at the MLSC, I was able to gain the experience and the joy of helping others in need. Even though it was only for a short period of time, I am beyond grateful that I was able to be a part of something so significant. I had the chance to help people save their homes, their marriages, their families, and many more. These are only the few of many services that MLSC has to offer. Assisting the MLSC office has given me a new perspective in life as to being more appreciative of the little things in life to which we often take for granted.  Read more