Internships Frequently Asked Questions

What is Internship?

  • Provides relevant work experience while the student is in school
  • Part-time during the academic semester and/or full-time during the summer break
  • Work can be short-term with emphasis on on-the-job training

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What are the advantages?

  • Help students explore and learn first hand about your company’s industry and related careers.
  • Ability to identify potential employees
  • Obtain staff assistance for ongoing or special projects

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What kind of jobs do interns do?

  • Hire interns for short term key projects e.g. tax season, holiday, and summer experiences.
  • Real world work experience in their career interests: administrative, engineering, computer, business, architecture, communication, marketing, fine arts (museum), horticulture, health & medical fields and many more.

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Do interns usually get paid?

  • At this time, the Manoa Career Center support employers offering paid internship opportunities. Employers wanting to recruit students for unpaid internships can inquiry directly with UHM departments who may offer academic credit for unpaid internship experiences.

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How do students benefit?

  • Gain hands-on experience and apply classroom learning in a professional environment
  • Explore career opportunities in a short term commitment
  • Network with professionals
  • Gain valuable work experience
  • Develop new skills

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Where do I get additional information to participate?

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