ACCESS Engagement

CSS Internship Program

ACCESS Engagement is launching the revised Internship Program for the College of Social Sciences this Fall. The program is complementing and supporting existing internship and practicum opportunities in the departments.

We have developed an initial database of internship opportunities based on both non- and for-profit partners in the community, who have expressed an interest in offering internships through our program.

This list of opportunities is dynamic and changing, so please check back regularly. At ACCESS Engagement we are also always willing to explore developing relationships and agreements with new partners on student, faculty, and organizational requests and recommendations.

Students

Students considering an internship beyond what their major offers, can make use of the general CSS Internship Program’s Social Sciences Internship course (SOCS 489, 3-6 credits) and the many opportunities offered by the internship partners.

SOCS 489 is taught by two experienced social-sciences faculty: Dr. Ulla Hasager and Dr. Charles Petranek, who work closely together to give students the best and most meaningful internship experience.

Junior and senior years are best suited for undergraduate internships, but we have opportunities for students at all levels, including graduate internships. Our database contains internships that are with non-profit or for-profit organizations and businesses, paid or unpaid, and internships that can be chosen for credit or not.*

To get started, check out the opportunities offered and email us at intern@hawaii.edu. In the email, please include as much as you can of the following information: Name, student ID#, major and level, interest areas for internships, specific opportunities from the database that you may be interest in, when you are looking to do the internship, whether you are enrolled in an internship credit-giving course (include course ID, instructor, and number of credits), and any other information that you may want to share. We will follow up with you from there.

Internship Partners

Sponsoring an intern can be a very positive and rewarding experience for the organizations and businesses involved. Whether non-profits or businesses, internships provide opportunities for experiencing fresh perspectives on services, processes, and products; seeing the world through the eyes of the next generation; building advocates for your organization/business; catching up with current academic knowledge in specific fields while collaborating with higher education faculty and students; identifying and training future employees; and undertaking special projects and short-term assignments.

To get started and to get more information, please see our Internship Program Description and Registration.

Faculty/Advisors

The CSS Internship Program administered by ACCESS is designed to complement and support existing internship and practicum opportunities in the departments. Faculty are welcome to make use of internship opportunities listed in our database for their own courses. The general Social Sciences Internship course (SOCS 489, please see above) is an alternative opportunity for students to earn credits for doing internships, which it is up to the department to approve as fulfilling requirements or electives in the major - either generally or on a one-by-one basis. For more information, please email us at intern@hawaii.edu.

*Disclaimer

Internship without the credit option are exclusively and directly arranged between the student and the organization/business. The CSS Internship Program and the University have no obligations nor liablity.

ACCESS Engagement
Tel: 808 956 0655
Email: csssl@hawaii.edu
Dean Hall, rooms 5-7
2450 Campus Road
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi 96822

Director: Dr. Ulla Hasager
Email: ulla@hawaii.edu
Tel: 808 956 4218
Cel: 808 330 1276

Dr. Charles Petranek
Email: cpetrane@hawaii.edu