Overview of Internships

Federal Internship:

 » U.S. Congress

State Internships:

 » Governor's Office

 » Lieutenant Governor's Office

 » Hawai'i State Legislature

 » Hawai'i Judicial Internship

 Internship Applications


Application Deadlines
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Fall Internships:
March 15

Spring Internships:
October 15


POLS 405: Executive Internship Summer Session


Mānoa Political Internships

For dynamic, capable, and ambitious UH-Mānoa students, five outstanding political internships are available to complement academic and professional goals. These internships offer a rare opportunity to work at the top levels of government. Through meaningful hands-on work experiences, combined with an enriching academic program, students will gain an up-close view of state and federal government and will gain skills to advance careers in a variety of fields.

The Mānoa Political Internships serve two primary purposes:

  • They provide governmental offices with additional qualified personnel who assist the agency in fulfilling its objectives by performing meaningful tasks.
  • They provide qualified students with an applied learning environment with opportunities to validate previously learned academic concepts.

Browse the five available Political Internships:

United States Congress

Internship 1
U.S. Congress
Washington D.C.

Governor's Office
Internship 2

Governor's Office
Honolulu, Hawai'i

Lt. Governor's Office

Internship 3
Lt. Governor's Office
Honolulu, Hawai'i

Lt. Governor's Office

Internship 4
State Legislature
Honolulu, Hawai'i

Lt. Governor's Office

Internship 5
Hawai'i Judicial
Honolulu, Hawai'i

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Mānoa Political Internships are proudly sponsored, promoted and staffed by the College of Social Sciences and the Department of Political Science (UH-Mānoa)