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Apply to Kāpili ʻOihana

How to apply

Kāpili ʻOihana is a year-round college internship program that offers on-site and virtual internships, both statewide and on the U.S. continent.

Complete the following steps to apply.

Register for IMUA Xchange

Use the following link to register for an IMUA Xchange account.

Submit your Work-Based Learning Application

Once you are set up in IMUA Xchange, complete the Work-Based Learning Application to determine your eligibility.

Get documents ready

Prepare and refine your cover letter and résumé


Apply directly to internship sites through your IMUA Xchange account


FALL 2021


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Program begins: January 24, 2022



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Application window: Open year-round


Extended opportunities

Beginning Fall 2021, Kāpili ‘Oihana internship offerings will include extended opportunities. An extended opportunity is a flexible internship period across the academic year. Check out the FAQ for more information on extended opportunities or contact

Additional information


Internships allow you to gain a competitive edge on tomorrow’s workforce, apply academic learning to real world settings, develop new skills and competencies, learn from and network with professionals in your chosen field, and will increase your hiring potential upon graduation.
Internships are available in a wide variety of fields from both private, government, and not-for-profit sectors statewide. If you are interested in participating and would like to increase the likelihood that we will have internship opportunities related to your educational field on a particular island, please contact us to let us know.
We have participating internship sites that offer both paid and unpaid internships. Internship stipends may be available for qualified status, refer to the stipend page in the program handbook for more information or visit the Kāpili ‘Oihana section on the Career Pathway Unit website.
We currently do not have any agreements with any college or universities. If you are interested in earning a credit for your internship, notify your site as early as possible that you are seeking credit for your internship. Please work direclty with your school and internship site to create an internship experience that meets your schools internship credit requirement(s).
A flexible internship period across the academic year.
An extended opportunity can be submitted at anytime. No deadlines for these opportunities.
There is no maximum hours. However, a minimum of 60 hours is required.
No. Extended opportunities are either paid by the site or unpaid. Compensation will be indicated on the position posting.
The extended opportunity will allow sites to host an intern for a longer period of time. In addition, a KS career coach will support both the site coach and student intern throughout the internship experience.

Need kōkua?


(808) 534-8080 or 1-800-842-IMUA Press 2 (Neighbor Island/Continental U.S.)

Schedule help:

Kawaiaha‘o Plaza

567 South King St
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 523-6200

KS Hawai‘i

16-716 Volcano Rd
Kea‘au, HI 96749
(808) 982-0000

KS Kapālama

1887 Makuakāne St
Honolulu, HI 96817
(808) 842-8211

KS Maui

275 ‘A‘apueo Pkwy
Pukalani, HI 96768
(808) 572-3100