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The Kekaulike Internship program is an opportunity for undergraduate Kanaka Maoli Students at UH Mānoa and UH Maui College to participate in a program that supports individual student academic and professional success while also support in the strengthening of partnerships between the University of Hawaii and the greater Hawaiʻi Community.


  • Serve Native Hawaiian students by strengthening practicum experiences for students through university, community and/or culturally based internships placement.
  • Raise consciousness of Kanaka Maoli Students
  • Facilitate the appropriate utilization of the ʻike of Kanaka Maoli students within a house of site placements while increasing the capacity for these organizations to better serve their kanaka maoli populations.
  • Hands on mentorship with Kekaulike faculty and staff to support student development and student needs during and beyond the term of the internship period.
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