Health – Current Opportunities

Opportunities to enroll in various programs, internships, and scholarships are always passing through our office and we felt they would be better accessible if they are posted on our website! You can also find a comprehensive directory of numerous summer programs offered via the following link, courtesy of the Colleges of Arts & Sciences: Directory of Summer Internships

Research and Summer Opportunities

Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training Program

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded program ($1.3 million over five years) will engage nine undergraduates and one graduate student annually in international research in tropical medicine, infectious diseases, and related health sciences. Undergraduate college students in Hawai`i with two years of science studies have the opportunity to participate in a program, which spans an academic year, where they will learn laboratory techniques and shadow scientists in either Bangkok, Thailand or Yaounde, Cameroon during the summer. 

For eligibility, application procedures, and more program information, please visit the website. The application deadline is November 30, 2014.

John A. Burns School of Medicine

There are many research activities at JABSOM. Please visit the website.

China California Heart Watch

The China California Heart Watch, a non-for-profit charity whose mission includes medical research, teaching and clinical care in rural Yunnan Province, China is seeking students, particularly those interested in future careers in medicine, public health, or related fields to participate in an internship this year. This program allows students the opportunity for first-hand experience of medical problems – particularly cardiovascular problems – and care in the impoverished communities of Yunnan.

The internship will be conducted under the direction of Professor Bob Detrano, MD/PhD of the University of California, Irvine and Professor PC Chow, MD of the Hong Kong Queen Mary’s Hospital. Students are required to cover the cost of all travel expenses to/from and within China, including room, board, and food. The program requests a tax-free donation of $2100 for the summer program. The dates of the summer internship will be July 10, 2014 – July 28, 2014 and to attend, students must arrive in Dali, China by July 9, 2014 to attend the training session between July 10 – July 12.

For more information and to apply online, visit China California Heart Watch or contact

Global Health Education Programs Through CFHI

Child Family Health International (CFHI) is the leading nongovernmental organization (NGO) placing health science students on global health education programs in ways that are socially responsible and financially just. We model best global health education practices which demonstrate a priority commitment to community engagement and local integrity. CFHI is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the ECOSOC of the United Nations.

Their programs are open to all students of the health sciences, and are located in countries such as:

  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Ecuador
  • India
  • Mexico
  • South Africa
  • Uganda

Their opportunities provide:

  • clinical programs every month
  • 4-12 week replacements
  • mentoring by local physicians
  • Spanish language training
  • weekly medical lectures
  • volunteer opportunities

For more information and to apply online, visit Child Family Health International (CFHI)

Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC)

Summer research experience is available for undergraduates! Research is available for several science fields, including astronomy, biosciences, engineering, physics, and psychology, as well as general and special interest programs.

Check out their website for more information.

Also, if you’re interested in research opportunities in Hawaii, the mainland, and even abroad, check out these opportunities!

Job Opportunities

Kaplan Campus Representative, UH Manoa Job Opening

Kaplan is seeking enthusiastic, motivated, and well-connected college students to work part-time promoting Kaplan campaigns and events, as well as on-campus and online test prep courses.

Responsibilities include:
-    Serve as a Kaplan brand ambassador throughout the campus community
-    Generate new leads among the campus population using the following tactics:
o    Identify and actively introduce Kaplan to campus groups and campus leaders
o    Increase campus penetration via on-campus tabling, email, and social media
o    Promote and register students for free Kaplan events and campaigns
o    Advise students regarding grad school admissions tests and Kaplan programs
-    Post and distribute fliers, handbills and other marketing materials

Job Qualifications:
-    Actively enrolled Sophomore or higher
-    Able to commit up to 5 – 10 hrs/wk for at least one full semester
-    Goal-oriented with excellent interpersonal skills
-    Well-networked and outgoing member of campus community
-    Active participant in campus clubs; preference given to club officers
-    Sales, marketing, or event promotion experience a plus

-    Competitive hourly pay rate
-    Enhance leadership, sales, and marketing skills
-    Build resume with a world-leading education company
-    Earn a free * Kaplan test prep course (up to a $2,099 value)
-    Help students (and yourself) achieve educational and career goalsInterested applicants may apply online here

Medical Assistant Job Opening

Medical Assistant wanted for a fast-paced, multi-site clinic (Honolulu & Aiea).

Currently seeking a highly motivated and intelligent medical assistant for our multi-site, multi-provider practice to start immediately. We will train you.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to;
- Patient screening
- Answering phones
- Collecting payment
- Providing excellent customer service to our patients.

Applicants must be reliable, able to travel to the Aiea Clinic, computer literate with typing skills, and the ability to learn quickly is a plus. Previous experience in a medical office is highly desirable.

Our Office Hours are M, W, F from 8:30 am- 5:30 pm; T, TH from 8:30 am to 6:00 PM and Saturday from 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

Start date is immediate.

Qualified candidates should submit resume via email to

Navy Medical Programs

For many aspiring health care professionals, debt is an inevitable reality on the way to establishing a successful practice. This is not true as a participant in the Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP), Financial Assistance Program (FAP) or the Nurse Candidate Program (NCP). If you are a medical, dental, clinical psychology, nursing or optometry student, resident, or a practicing professional facing these issues, the Navy can help.
As a member of the Navy Medical Team, you will become part of a skilled, well-equipped team with an established practice, where you will get the opportunity to put your training to work. You’ll work with top health care professionals from across the country. Your equipment and malpractice insurance are covered by the Navy, and you’ll get the chance to provide clinical care, teach, perform research or explore new fields of health care.
After graduation, participants in these programs join the Navy Medical Team as Officers, with the opportunity to earn a competitive salary, regular promotions, comprehensive medical and dental coverage, low cost travel opportunities, excellent retirement and educational benefits, further training, and a rewarding clinical practice. Additional benefits include 30 days of paid vacation a year, use of military recreational facilities around the world, the opportunity to serve around the world in a variety of facilities, and be a part of supportive team of highly trained professionals.
For more information, please visit their website.

Speech Language Pathologist Opening

Who to contact : Jacob Tavares
95 Mahalani St. STE 19A.
Wailuku, HI 96793 –
(808)244-7467 x 224

Job Duration: We are looking to hire someone as soon as possible.  They must have their ASHA certification and State of Hawaii SLP license.  CFY candidates will be considered.  It would be a full time, non-exempt position.

Salary:  The salary is competitive, but variable based on the candidates experience.

Benefits:  A full medical benefit package is included while employed at Imua Family Services.

Requirements:  A master’s degree in a field qualifying the candidate as a Speech Language Pathologist.

Scholarship Opportunities

PAC Kaplan Test Prep Scholarship

Amount: Equivalent to one Kaplan Test Prep through a course-waiver (excluding one-on-one tutoring)

Due Date: Fall Semester: November 1st. Spring Semester: April 1st

Description: The Kaplan Test Prep Scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate commitment to continuing their post-secondary education beyond earning a bachelor’s degree. There are four types of Kaplan Test Prep Scholarships available: GRE, GMAT or LSAT, DAT/OAT/PCAT, and MCAT. The scholarship will be used to pay for the tuition for one test preparation course, including required Kaplan course materials, in the type of scholarship the applicant has applied for.

To apply: Email an essay (5,000 characters max.) on why you are applying for the type of school the test is appropriate for to Kiana Shiroma ( by the appropriate deadline.

Contact person:
Kiana Shiroma

Science in Action: Summer Programs for High School Students

If you’re a high school student with a passion for science or math, the Science in Action program offers an exciting summer experience!

  • Noncredit courses will provide hands-on discovery and learning with world-class UHM faculty and researchers
  • Access to facilities, laboratories, and data at the UHM campus, the John A. Burns School of Medicine, and Coconut Island
  • Opportunity to gain high-level skills and strengthen your resumé
  • Choose from a variety of 1 or 2 week noncredit courses in areas that include medicine, mathematics, marine biology, botany, and microbiological oceanography
  • Thanks to generous donors, all students in the program will receive a scholarship toward their course fee(s); scholarship amounts are specified on individual course webpages

Please apply online by clicking here.