In addition to the opportunities below, check out the recent Announcements section.
Opportunities Specifically for UH Students:
University of Hawai‘i Indo-Pacific Affairs Internship Program
The Indo-Pacific Affairs Internship Program provides $4,000 stipends to support undergraduate and graduate students at UH Mānoa pursuing internships related to Indo-Pacific affairs. Since many internships are unpaid, these stipends increase the accessibility of these opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds. These stipends are made possible by Congressional funding.
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships are federally funded academic scholarships designed to provide support and funding to undergraduate and graduate students studying languages and cultures. UH Mānoa offers FLAS Fellowships in the following areas:
- East Asia (Chinese, Japanese, Korean)
- Southeast Asia (Cambodian (Khmer), Indonesian, Thai, Vietnamese)
- Pacific Islands (Chamorro, Maori, Samoan, Tahitian, Tongan, Marshallese, Fijian)
Hawaii Asia-Pacific Affairs Leadership (APAL) Program
Since 2013, the Hawaii Asia-Pacific Affairs Leadership (APAL) Program has provided university students and young professionals the opportunity to learn about Asia-Pacific affairs and think critically about Hawaii’s role in the region. Participants develop a local and international peer network that will serve them in the future. The program is supported by a generous grant from the Freeman Foundation. APAL Scholars gain exclusive access to Pacific Forum’s international network of senior foreign policy experts, emerging next-generation scholars and practitioners, and local community leaders and professionals. Throughout the nine-month program they are invited to Pacific Forum conferences and events in Honolulu that are normally reserved for experts, practitioners, and donors. They also undertake a guided research project, allowing them to explore Hawaii’s connection to the region and speak directly with stakeholders and decisionmakers working on these issues. Additionally, APAL Scholars are given the opportunity to attend a Pacific Forum conference in Asia. Participants meet 1-2 times a month from October to June for roundtable discussions focused on key regional issues. Additional opportunities such as volunteering, site visits, and partner events are also part of the APAL experience.
Undergraduate Diversity Fellowship, National Bureau of Asian Research
The NBR Undergraduate Diversity Fellowship aims to extend paid educational, professional, and mentorship opportunities to historically underrepresented groups, such as Black and brown community college and undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in the field of international affairs or Asia policy. This opportunity allows fellows to expand their networks and develop skills in research, event planning, publications, and general office and project management support through direct professional experience.
Ellings-Korduba Research Fellowship, National Bureau of Asian Research
The NBR Richard Ellings and Marta Korduba Research Fellowship Program consists of an intensive, three-month research and professional development program designed for current graduate and advanced undergraduate students whose degrees focus on issues of strategic importance to the United States in Asia. Through the program, NBR awards fellowships to a select class of fellows each year, from multiple academic disciplines and from universities across the United States. Fellows spend a summer as junior fellows in residence at NBR’s Seattle office, participate in a summer seminar series featuring high-level speakers from NBR’s network of experts, participate in professional development workshops, and receive guidance from NBR editors.
Japan Studies Research Fellowship, National Bureau of Asian Research
The NBR Japan Studies Research Fellowship cultivates a new generation of US-Japan specialists and leaders and to build stronger bridges between the United States and Japan. Fellows will explore how the US-Japan relationship must evolve to meet the demands of today, gain a broad understanding of the geopolitical shifts within the Indo-Pacific, and apply their expanded knowledge within a cutting-edge, policy-oriented environment. The program consists of an intensive, three-month research and professional development program designed for current undergraduate, community college, and graduate students who are interested in or focus on Japan studies, US-Japan relations, and/or Japanese foreign policy. Individuals who identify as a racial or ethnic minority are particularly encouraged to apply. Fellows spend a summer as junior fellows-in-residence at NBR’s Seattle office, participate in a Summer Seminar featuring high-level speakers from NBR’s network of experts, participate in professional development workshops, and receive guidance from NBR editors on a research topic of their choosing.