Law-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 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

Manoa Undergraduate Political Internships

Attention all Pre-Law students: UHM is currently offering a series of political internships that will provide you with substantial experience in law! Altogether, there are 10 Hawaii State Legislative Internships, 4 in the congress and 3 in the state executive offices.

Each internship also carries a stipend that covers 15 credits of in-state tuition and appropriate incidental costs of the internship.

The University of Hawaii at Manoa offers four types of political internships:

If you are interested in applying, or if you have any questions, please visit the Manoa Undergraduate Political Internships.

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 (kianak@hawaii.edu) by the appropriate deadline.

Contact person:
Kiana Shiroma
kianak@hawaii.edu
808-956-8646

Volunteer Opportunities

Want to earn money towards school for volunteering?  Go to http://www.studentsinservice.org/ and see the UH Mānoa Service Learning 

Affordable Housing and Homeless Alliance

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Hawaii

Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement

Domestic Violence Action Center Helpline

  • Outreach services; help clients with restraining orders; help with crisis intervention ; domestic violence legal help line
  • Minimum 1 year
  • Cindy Spencer; Phone: 534-0040
  • http://domesticviolenceactioncenter.org

Hawaiian Humane Society Court Monitors

  • Monitor court arraignments and court cases as a part of an animal advocacy program
  • 6 month; 3 hours/ week
  • Jackie LeBlanc; Phone: 356-2212
  • 2700 Waialae Ave
  • http://hawaiianhumane.org

Keiki O Ka Aina

Legal Aid Society of Hawai′i

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

  • Court monitor for DUI cases; MADD advocacy; outreach
  • Sheri Sagayaga; Phone: 532-6232
  • http://www.madd.org

The Outdoor Circle

Queen’s Hospital

  • Support with patient relations TB clearance; application
  • 64 hours total; 1-4 hour shifts
  • Phone: 547-4397
  • 1301 Punchbowl St.
  • http://www.queens.org

UNITE HERE: Local 5

Volunteers in Public Service to the Courts

Volunteer Legal Services Hawai′i

  • Assist with research cases; intake; clerical duties; help at free legal clinics
  • 3 months; 5-10 hours/ week
  • Regina; Phone: 522-0676 545
  • Queen St., Suite 100
  • http://www.vlsh.org

Volunteer Tips

  • Start volunteering as soon as you can. Get a variety of experiences.
  • Start early and figure out all the details. Lining up volunteer experience takes time. Ask if there is a minimum commitment and if there are other requirements, such as health clearances, interviews, or screenings.
  • Gain a depth of experience. Stay with an organization or project for as long as possible.
  • Schedule time to study before creating a volunteer schedule. Your studies should take priority over volunteering. You should spend two hours studying outside of class for every one hour spent in class.
  • Be proactive. Ask questions and take advantage of any and all opportunities.
  • Build strong relationships with the people you volunteer and work with.
  • Keep some type of journal to document the things you learned and your experiences as a volunteer.

Enjoy your volunteering experience! Volunteering should be enjoyable, not dreadful.