Kāpili ʻOihana Internship Program

Kāpili ʻOihana Internship Program

Kāpili ʻOihana is an internship program offered by Kamehameha Schools for college students.  This program runs for 14 weeks during the summer with part-time and full-time positions that may be paid or unpaid.  Student recruitment begins in February. 

The program focuses on providing opportunities for college students to engage directly with professionals in their area of interest while developing 21st century skills, building professional networks, and increasing their hiring potential upon graduation with the end goal of obtaining a fulfilling career. 

The Kāpili ʻOihana Internship Program (KOIP) aims to provide interns with many benefits, including:

  • Real-world work experience in a professional environment
  • Opportunity to develop new skills
  • Experience with meaningful, relevant assignments that are career-specific
  • Exposure to various departments within an organization
  • Assignments to a qualified supervisor
  • Ability to build  network of professional contacts

To be eligible for a KOIP internship, applicants must:

  • Be a college degree-seeking student in an accredited college program
  • Complete the KOIP student application, cover letter, and resume
  • Be able to commit to the 14-week time frame completing at least 120 internship hours

To apply for KOIP, please follow the application process online at http://apps.ksbe.edu/cphc/career-services/t/kapili-oihana-internship-program-intern-application

Kamehameha Schools’ Preference Policy for Scholarship and Stipend Awards

Kamehameha Schools’ (KS) policy is to give preference to applicants of Hawaiian ancestry to the extent permitted by law.

  • If you are applying for a KOIP stipend and would like to be considered under this policy, your Hawaiian ancestry must be verified by Kamehameha’s Ho`oulu Hawaiian Data Center (Data Center).  Please work directly with the Data Center staff to complete your ancestry determination.
  • For more information, please call the Data Center at (808) 523-6228 or toll free at 1-800-842-4682, then extension 36228.  You may also go to: www.ksbe.edu/datacenter for answers to frequently asked questions or to request an Ancestry Registry form.

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