Unfortunately, 2019 Summer Internship will be canceled because the person-in-charge will not be available.

We plan to bring this back next year!


  • Gain hands-on experience in state-of-the-art engineering research facilities.
  • Interact with University of Hawai`i at Mānoa College of Engineering faculty, researchers, graduate and undergraduate students.
  • Meet high school students from around the state.
  • Explore the engineering industry and career opportunities by attending industry site visits.
  • Fine-tune professional & personal development skills.
  • High school juniors (juniors going into their senior year)
  • Priority will be given to students whose intent is to enroll at the University of Hawaii at Manoa College of Engineering in Fall 2018
  • Number of interns accepted depends on faculty lab participation



  • June 25th, 2018 – August 3rd, 2018
  • Intern and faculty mentor and/or graduate research assistant will determine lab hours, along with weekly work schedules.
  • Interns work on average 10-20 hours per week in the laboratory in addition to participating in professional & personal development workshops.
  • Industry site visits and other special activities will be planned throughout the 6-week program.
  • A Meet & Greet for the interns + family to meet their faculty & mentors will be held prior to the start of the internship on June 21st from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm.
  • Final Presentations & Reception event


  • University of Hawai`i at Mānoa, College of Engineering, Holmes Hall/POST Building



  • $300 registration/administration fee upon selection and acceptance to participate in the program.
  • $300 scholarships (limited) are available to those students needing aid. They must write a supplemental essay (#3) to be eligible for the scholarship.
  • The internship is non-paid.



  • Intern is responsible for finding his/her own way to the UH campus.
  • Intern is responsible for parking fees.


Acceptance into the Program

  • Decisions are made in May by the selection committee. Letters of decisions will be mailed to all applicants the following week.
  • Decisions are made based on a combination of reviews of the quality of the applicant’s application, essays, and letters of recommendation. This includes following directions on the application.
  • Priority will be given to those that express interest in attending the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa College of Engineering


For students from the neighbor island or mainland

  • Intern is responsible for his/her own housing and transportation to the UHM campus.
  • Contact Myhraliza Aala, EdD 808-956-7426 or at maala@hawaii.edu, should you be selected and need affordable options for housing during the six-week program.